UWF professor works with NOAA to inventory reef fish communities in the Gulf

University of West Florida biology professor, Dr. Alexis Janosik is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to take an inventory of reef fish communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Janosik received a $40,000 grant from NOAA and Red Snapper Congressional Supplemental Appropriations to evaluate fish species near reefs in the Gulf using the […]

UWF team to compete for first time in international racing competition

Derek Brauneis had little automotive experience before he helped design and build the first off-road race car that will represent the University of West Florida at an international competition held in Pittsburg, Kansas, May 17-20. “As far as working on cars, I haven’t done anything other than change my oil or inflate my tires,” said […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with FDLE to enhance cybersecurity

On the heels of a cyberattack that grounded city services in Atlanta, employees entrusted with protecting their agencies trained on how to thwart attacks during two courses at the University of West Florida.   The UWF Center for Cybersecurity partnered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services to host […]

UWF robotics team takes home second place in IEEE SoutheastCon competition

The University of West Florida robotics team finished second place in the annual IEEE SoutheastCon hardware competition, held April 19-22 in Tampa, Florida. The team’s autonomous robot was only seconds slower than that of the winning team from University of Alabama. UWF beat every team in the Florida State University System that competed, including the […]

UWF seeking mothers to participate in study on maternal mortality rate

University of West Florida professors Dr. Meredith Marten and Rosalind Fisher are studying chronic stress among mothers in Pensacola in an effort to learn what stressors could be contributing to poor maternal health outcomes locally. As part of their research, they’re seeking input from local mothers According to the World Health Organization & the Centers […]

UWF invites public to explore and survey science at BioBlitz

The University of West Florida invites the public to explore and survey science at its BioBlitz on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A BioBlitz is an all-day event where research professionals, naturalists, hobbyists and volunteers work together to survey and log as many species as possible in a designated study area. […]

UWF hosts new, state-of-the-art marine research vessel’s visit to Pensacola

The R/V W.T. Hogarth, a state-of-the-art, 78-foot research vessel, has docked for the first time in the Port of Pensacola. UWF is hosting the vessel’s visit. UWF students and faculty have access to the R/V W.T. Hogarth, as both a floating classroom for marine research opportunities and a platform for grant-funded research. Students in the […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with the Florida Agency for State Technology to enhance Florida’s cybersecurity resiliency

The University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity is partnering with the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) to provide cutting-edge cybersecurity education and training for state agency personnel and position Florida as a leader in cybersecurity resiliency and workforce development. The program will integrate unique and innovative features and provide hands-on training and […]

UWF Cybernauts, Florida Cyber Range shine at ITEN WIRED Summit

A team of seven University of West Florida students, the UWF Cybernauts, won first place at the ITEN WIRED Summit Cyber Defense and Incident Response Competition on Wednesday at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach. Teams from UWF, Pensacola State College, University of South Alabama and Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola participated in the competition. Each […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity and Metova CyberCENTS announce the Florida Cyber Range

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is partnering with Metova CyberCENTS to create the Florida Cyber Range from Metova’s CENTS® portfolio of cyber range simulators. The range will be used for hands-on cybersecurity education, training, operations and research. This partnership provides a platform for the UWF Center for Cybersecurity and Metova CyberCENTS to […]

UWF engineering students apply classroom knowledge in the real world through summer internships

Twenty-five electrical, computer and mechanical engineering students at the University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering are participating in internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs with companies and universities throughout the nation this summer. Although not required for graduation, junior and senior level students who participate can earn course credit, […]

UWF chemistry department achieves high acceptance rate for students attending top 25 professional doctorate programs

The University of West Florida Department of Chemistry recently announced an 88 percent acceptance rate among graduates who applied to doctorate programs. Of those who applied, 43 percent were accepted to top 25 ranked programs. Of the 26 students who graduated during the 2016-2017 academic year, 14 applied and were accepted to graduate or professional […]