High school students flourish from Project SEED

Science is important, and so are students. That is why the University of West Florida provides Project SEED to help high school students gain extraordinary experience with science gurus. Three students are selected each summer to participate in the Project SEED program. Each person selected works one-on-one with veterans in the field of science. “Many […]

UWF student to intern with NASA

After checking her e-mail daily, Tanya Gallagher finally received the message she had anxiously been awaiting. The e-mail confirmed that she was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to intern with the Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program. A senior majoring in environmental studies at UWF, Gallagher is one of only […]

“CSI: UWF” – field school teaches students how to research bones

Transforming the campus into a mock scene straight out of the hit television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the University of West Florida Department of Anthropology will offer a unique, hands-on course this summer. The Forensic Anthropology Field School, a course that teaches students how to successfully and efficiently find and handle skeletal remains, will […]

Gift supports medical informatics program and alliance

Bob Hoyt and Ann Yoshihashi have donated $30,000 and all the book proceeds from “Medical Informatics: Practical Guide for the Healthcare Professional” to support the University of West Florida Medical Informatics Program located in the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences, and to support the establishment of the Alliance for Medical Informatics. The mission […]

Online master’s in mathematical sciences offers convenience, flexibility

Mathematics and statistics were once thought too difficult to teach in an online environment. However, times and technology have evolved allowing the University of West Florida the ability to offer an online Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. UWF is the only university in Florida and one of a few in the United States to […]

UWF responds to regional need for IT and health sciences programs

In order to meet increasing workforce needs within the region, a $302,727 grant was awarded to the University of West Florida by Florida’s Great Northwest to develop and deliver a new executive-style, online program for the Master of Science in Computer Science Software Engineering specialization. Twenty-five students from within Florida’s Great Northwest region were selected […]

High-tech alumnus staying connected to UWF

Ambitious and hard working, Jeremy Wyatt, ’98, electrical engineering, is definitely a multi-tasker. Whether he’s working on software publications, pursuing his MBA or serving as master of ceremonies at a University of West Florida Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) robotics competition, he still finds time to inspire and recruit new talent for his industry. […]

UWF alumni turning science fiction into science fact

In what may seem like science fiction, two University of West Florida Chemistry alumni are working diligently to find ways to restore and re-grow damaged tissue. Benjamin Harrison,’98, admits that the research he and Sarah Genet,’08, are working on at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) stemmed from a UWF final exam question. […]

UWF alumna named Woman of the Year in technology

Working to troubleshoot an antenna that’s going to orbit our planet or personally mentoring an up-and-coming engineer, it’s no wonder Theresa Brunasso, ’82, was named “Woman of the Year in Technology” by the Georgia-based organization Women in Technology (WIT). With an unwavering commitment to the professional development of women in engineering, the University of West […]

For love of the fish

If you have a question about fish, Will Patterson, University of West Florida associate professor of Biology, is the man to ask. Patterson grew up fishing in Virginia. He now teaches marine biology, dedicating his career to the study of underwater inhabitants. Educating students and the community about the ecological processes that drive our region’s […]

Breaking ground for innovation

Plans for the University of West Florida’s new Science and Engineering Building continue to thrive and break the mold of the traditional classroom facility. On March 11, UWF will officially break ground on this innovative building for the School of Science and Engineering, which will bring science to the forefront and boost interdisciplinary and collaborative […]