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. […]

Dr. El-Sheikh presenting at NATO

UWF showcases cybersecurity initiatives on international stage at NATO cyber defence conference

Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the NATO Cyber Defence project, the University of West Florida showcased its cybersecurity initiatives this month on the international stage at the 5th NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, UWF Center for Cybersecurity director, presented both at the conference and the […]

Cybersecurity executives collaborate to address evolving cyberthreat landscape

Tasked with thwarting an evolving cyberthreat landscape but limited by a critical national workforce shortage, National Security Agency Executive Director Harry Coker Jr. and 300 other executives from across the county convened in Pensacola, Florida, in search of answers. “We absolutely need more cybersecurity professionals that are trained properly and can protect our world,” Coker […]

UWF President Martha Saunders poses with the university's Robotics Team and their prize-winning creation on the Cannon Green.

UWF robotics team takes second place in IEEE competition

The University of West Florida robotics team finished second out of 41 teams in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon hardware competition, held April 11-14 in Huntsville, Alabama. UWF outperformed every team competing from the Florida State University System, including the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central […]

UWF to host national platform for cybersecurity executives

  WHAT: Cybersecurity executives in academia, business, government and the armed forces will address the rapidly-evolving cyber threat landscape and critical workforce shortage at the annual Centers of Academic Excellence Executive Leadership Forum. The University of West Florida in partnership with the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security will host the forum. Speakers include executives from […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity located in the Studer Community Institute Building in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity hosts grand opening in downtown Studer Community Institute Building

Operating out of a state-of-the-art facility in the downtown Studer Community Institute Building, the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity celebrated the grand opening of its new home on Monday, April 15. The event took place as part of the University’s Founders Week festivities. The downtown location positions the Center to conduct innovative teaching, […]

The University of West Florida held its Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase Thursday, April 19, 2018. The showcase brings together undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty to showcase their research, scholarly, and creative activities over the last year through research poster presentations and 3-minute oral presentations. Students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) and faculty were invited to present their research and creative projects at the UWF Symposium.

UWF invites community to engage in research, creative work at Student Scholars Symposium during Founders Week

The University of West Florida will celebrate student and faculty research at the Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase on Thursday, April 18. The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Commons Conference Center, the Center for Fine and Performing Arts and the John C. Pace Library. The […]

UWF student Basil Kuloba in the Cybersecurity Battle Lab in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 4.

Grand opening ceremony to celebrate UWF Center for Cybersecurity’s move to downtown Pensacola

  WHAT: The University of West Florida will celebrate an increased presence in downtown Pensacola with a new home for the Center for Cybersecurity in the Studer Community Institute Building. A grand opening ceremony, held as part of UWF’s Founders Week festivities, will introduce the community to the new facility, which is positioned to build […]