UWF partners with IHMC to develop first intelligent systems and robotics Ph.D. in Florida

UWF partners with IHMC to develop first intelligent systems and robotics Ph.D. in Florida

The University of West Florida has partnered with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition located in downtown Pensacola to develop a doctoral program in intelligent systems and robotics. The program will be the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a few in the nation. “We are very excited about this […]

Students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School competing in the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Nov. 3, 2018

Local students compete in 2018 Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition hosted by UWF

The University of West Florida hosted the 11th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Saturday, Nov. 3. BEST, also known as Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, is a project-based STEM program that inspires middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sport-like competition to design, […]

UWF Haas Center tracks economic impact of Hurricane Michael

UWF Haas Center tracks economic impact of Hurricane Michael

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has created an actively updating dashboard that will track the economic impact of Hurricane Michael in Bay and Gulf counties. “The Haas Center has a unique opportunity and perspective to help our community get a handle on the economic impact of Hurricane Michael,” said Amy Newburn, […]

UWF Environmental Science major, Sierra Hobbs, works with UWF's interim assistant vice president for research administration, Dr. Matt Schwartz, in the earth and environmental sciences hydrogeology lab

UWF receives $3 million grant to enhance STEM courses

The University of West Florida received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance and expand its science, technology, engineering and math courses. The grant, which was awarded to the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, will provide funding for the University to purchase new technology and equipment, and […]

Howard Reddy, VP of University Advancement, Marcus, Saunders and Kuhl pose with a check at Wahoos Field on Sept. 15, 2018

Gift from longtime donor to provide scholarships for UWF students

The University of West Florida has announced a $118,000 gift to establish the Pat and Hal Marcus Excellence Scholarship. “We are very thankful for Hal’s gift and his continued support of UWF and our programs,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “Our students in the STEM fields work very hard and this scholarship fund recognizes […]

A chemistry class at the University of West Florida.

Chemistry success starts at UWF

Two students who were part of the first group of UWF Chemistry Scholars have recently earned their doctorate in biochemistry. Janae Baptiste, ’13 and Josh Brown, ’12 both attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for their doctoral studies. Baptiste, a biochemistry major at UWF, now serves as a post-doctoral research associate and adjunct professor […]

UWF Cybersecurity students received their award at the ITEN WIRED competition

UWF cybersecurity students win ITEN WIRED competition

Six University of West Florida cybersecurity students won the ITEN WIRED cybersecurity competition, Operation Poseidon’s Trident, on Oct. 1 at Hilton Pensacola Beach. Isaac Beagle, Jeff Holland, Michael Mitchell, Thomas Thibaut, Emily Vaughn and Taylor West outperformed their competitors with a score of 385 points. Pensacola State College finished runner-up with 325 points, followed by […]

Parkinson’s Disease research led by UWF professor

A University of West Florida research team, led by associate professor Dr. Youngil Lee, recently conducted a study regarding Parkinson’s Disease in the Usha Kundu, M.D. College of Health Department of Exercise Science and Community Health. The UWF team’s research demonstrates in animal models how regular endurance exercise regenerates dopaminergic neurons destroyed by Parkinson’s Disease, […]

UWF enhances nationally designated cybersecurity program with new degree

An established leader in cybersecurity education and research, the University of West Florida has added a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity this fall, enhancing its nationally designated program. UWF is the first university in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National […]

Criminology and Criminal Justice instructor Dr. Richard Hough puts UWF on the map

UWF is making its mark at home and around the globe. Dr. Richard Hough, instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was named an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology for a two-year term beginning in 2018. He was also recently elected as the vice president of the Homicide Research Working […]

NSA official headlines inaugural Southeast Cybersecurity Conference

Experts will collaborate to advance cybersecurity education at the inaugural CAE Southeast Cybersecurity Conference, where NSA National Cryptologic School Provost Diane M. Janosek will deliver the keynote address. The SECC is organized by the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity, which is based in Pensacola and serves as the National Center of Academic Excellence […]

UWF student honored with international scholarship for women in cybersecurity

University of West Florida student Megan Morton is one of three students recognized worldwide by cybersecurity company Morphisec in its 2018 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship competition. Morton, a junior from Pensacola, placed second for her entry, a publication about UWF alumna Michelle Ward, CEO and founder of Cyber Safe Workforce, LLC. She will receive a […]