UWF Laboratory Sciences Annex on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

UWF celebrates opening of state-of-the-art Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of our students […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

Jani Ngalame collects water samples in Indian Bayou Friday July 19, 2019 in Milton Florida.

Research opportunities abound during summer

Research at the University of West Florida doesn’t stop when summer begins. Like many others on campus, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Derek Morgan know this. Evans and Morgan spent the summer with students studying beach access in communities throughout Florida. “The research team completed field work that included participatory sketch mapping, soil and water […]

Building 58C - Lab Sciences Annex

UWF to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art teaching laboratory facility

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will host a grand opening of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Sciences Annex. The $26.26 million state-of-the-art facility, connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on UWF’s Pensacola campus, provides additional space for classroom and wet teaching lab needs. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, […]

Mid-section of soldier using digital tablet in park on a sunny day

UWF students land grant to develop app for Air Force

A team of University of West Florida students has been awarded a $25,000 grant to develop an app that will help the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field better gather and share information. The grant was awarded to UWF students Christian Kaman, Daryl Meade and Lloyd Mageo by the Small Business Innovation Research […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]

Inaugural Director of the Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics Dr. Kristen Brent Venable at IHMC

UWF and IHMC announce inaugural director for Intelligent Systems and Robotics doctoral program

The University of West Florida and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition announce Dr. Kristen “Brent” Venable as the inaugural director of the Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics program. UWF is partnering with IHMC for the program, which begins in Fall 2019. Venable will shape and direct the new program, hire faculty […]

UWF chemistry students working with equipment in a chemistry lab

UWF NIH-funded MARC Scholars Program earns five-year renewal, expansion

The University of West Florida has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health to support the Maximizing Access to Research Careers, or MARC Scholars Program. With an anticipated five-year budget of $1.44 million, the MARC Scholars Program was funded for eight scholars per year. The first five-year grant was awarded in 2014 and totaled […]

Four-year-old Jack Carroll receives the first modified vehicle from UWF’s ArgoTots program

UWF puts ArgoTots Program in motion, helping children with disabilities

A new program at the University of West Florida helps young children with physical disabilities move around independently. “ArgoTots” provides modified vehicles to young children who experience limited mobility. Students in UWF’s Enterprise program recently completed the first modified vehicle since the program’s inception. “Seeing the positive impact of the ‘Go Baby Go’ program, a […]

Dr. Jeffrey Simpson monitoring UWF exercise science students running through various fitness routines in the biomechanics lab.

UWF to add graduate programs in data science, athletic training

The University of West Florida is launching two new master’s degree programs to meet current and future workforce demands. Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF will offer a Master of Science in Data Science and in Summer 2020, the University will add a Master of Science in Athletic Training. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the […]

Dr. Raid Amin, a distinguished university professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, stands before a map where his research has identified high rates of breast cancer death in America.

UWF study uncovers US counties with high mortality rates and incidences of breast cancer

A research team from the University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has identified geographical areas of unusually high rates of mortality and incidences of breast cancer. The surveillance study locates cancer “hot spots” and provides health officials with valuable information about where additional attention and proactive measures could be taken. […]