Drs. Muhammad, Fatema Rashid and family

Donors establish scholarship endowment for first generation and female students in STEM

Muhammad and Fatema Rashid established the Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier STEM Scholarship Endowment, which will benefit first generation in college and female students in UWF’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.  “STEM education cultivates problem-solving and critical thinking skills for creativity and innovation needed for the 21st century workforce,” said Muhammad and Fatema Rashid. […]

UWF biology student conducting lab experiments in the state-of-the-art Lab Sciences Annex.

UWF alumni credit NIH-funded MARC scholars program with providing them opportunities in STEM field

Three UWF alumni are paving the way for themselves and future generations of women in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Hailee Nigro, Victoria Drake and Maisha Epps graduated from UWF this month and will attend graduate programs this year. Nigro, Drake and Epps were scholars in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

UWF Computer Science students competed against other institutions during the Intercollegiate Programming Contest in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering on Mar. 5, 2022.

UWF team earns third place in computer programming competition

A University of West Florida student team placed third in Division II at the annual International Collegiate Programming Contest Southeast competition on March 5. The UWF Department of Computer Science hosted the competition as one of five regional sites for teams from UWF and other nearby universities to participate in the 2021 ICPC Southeast contest, […]

Dr. James Arruda, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Psychology,

UWF professor partners with BIOPAC to develop early Alzheimer’s detection device

Dr. James Arruda, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Psychology, recently signed a consulting and licensing agreement with California-based company, BIOPAC Systems Inc., to collaborate on the development of a device that could be instrumental in the early detection of Alzheimer’s. A patent is estimated to be completed within six months. Arruda […]

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is a cutting-edge site that supports full-spectrum cyber operations including detection, incident response, protection, recovery and investigation using hands-on, scenario-based training. Located in the Studer Community Institute in downtown Pensacola, the Center for Cybersecurity's location positions the Center to conduct innovative teaching, research and training for students, professionals and state agency personnel.

UWF Cybersecurity adds partnerships and workforce development opportunities in 2022

The University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity is building off its momentum since emerging as a national leader in cybersecurity workforce development. The Center, established in 2014, continues to expand and add new partnerships and opportunities for workforce cyber training. This year, UWF was named among 84 institutions across the country selected to join […]

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UWF receives $3 million NSA grant to expand the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program

The University of West Florida received a $3 million grant extension by the National Security Agency to expand the national cybersecurity workforce development program, CyberSkills2Work, following a successful launch of the program last year. In September 2020, the NSA awarded UWF a $6 million grant to lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National […]

Taher Rahgooy, a Ph.D. candidate of the intelligent systems and robotics program launched by University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, became the program’s first graduate in the Fall of 2021.

UWF Intelligent Systems and Robotics program celebrates first Ph.D. graduate

Taher Rahgooy, a Ph.D. candidate of the intelligent systems and robotics program launched by University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, will become the program’s first graduate at UWF’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11. Rahgooy was among the initial cohort of five students to join the program when […]

UWF faculty member combines innovation and sustainability with 3D-printed materials recycling project

The University of West Florida Department of Mechanical Engineering is partnering with the UWF Haas Center Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Lab to give students hands-on experience in additive manufacturing, with an element of sustainability. Dr. Brad Regez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is spearheading the “3D-Printed Materials Recycling Projects” to reduce waste and decrease costs associated […]

UWF Cyber Club places second in regional competition

The University of West Florida Cyber Club placed second in the Regional Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, outranking prestigious cyber programs from the University of Central Florida, Auburn University and more. Last year, the UWF student team placed second in the regional competition and top 10 in the international finals. “The CPTC is a class higher […]

Cybersecurity leader gives $50k, establishes CISO Fund Cybersecurity Scholarship Endowment

The University of West Florida has created the CISO Fund Cybersecurity Scholarship Endowment with a $50,000 gift from Adam Ely, technology executive and chief information security officer for Fidelity. The endowment, established in honor of Ely’s illustrious career as an entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, will provide scholarship support for students to launch or advance cybersecurity […]

UWF Center for Behavior Analysis enhances ROTC, law enforcement training with virtual simulation system

A virtual simulation system at the University of West Florida Center for Behavior Analysis is providing hands-on training for UWF’s Army ROTC cadets and local law enforcement agencies. The VirTra 300 LE firearms training simulator is a virtual reality system designed to incorporate applied behavior analysis with behavior-based fluency. “Behavior analysts strive to understand behavior […]

University of West Florida and Miami Dade College Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Updated February 9, 2022 The University of West Florida and Miami Dade College have completed an articulation agreement that aims to expand cybersecurity workforce development in Florida.A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Under the agreement between UWF and MDC, MDC students graduating with […]