UWF biologist examines the effects of climate change

For University of West Florida faculty member Wade Jeffrey of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, seeing polar bears and beluga whales in their natural habitat is just one of the perks of his job. This past August, Jeffrey participated in a large oceanographic expedition to the Arctic Ocean where he joined 40 French, […]

Student-built robots invade campus Oct. 17

Twenty-one robotics teams from middle and high schools across the West Florida region will get on their mark, get set and start their robots Oct. 17 at the second annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UWF Field House. Hosted by the University […]

Chemistry student gains hands-on experience researching phytoplankton

Opting to major in biochemistry at the University of West Florida, Jennifer Glancy never imagined she would dedicate an entire summer to researching phytoplankton, tiny organisms that serve as a primary link in the marine life food chain. Glancy, along with Pamela Vaughan, assistant professor of Chemistry, and Wade Jeffrey, professor of Biology, is conducting […]

Engineering student takes flight

The sky’s not even the limit for Neil Edmonston, a University of West Florida senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. Aspiring to work in the unmanned aerial systems field developing airframes and electronics, Edmonston is about to take flight on his future career path. For the past two years, he has served as the captain for […]

Planning underway for futuristic facility grand opening celebration

Featuring state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, solar paneling to provide electricity for student projects, an Internet café, a 92-seat auditorium, a virtual reality center and much more, the University of West Florida’s new School of Science and Engineering Building is slated to open in spring 2010. The cutting-edge, four-story facility will be a hub for innovation […]

Math skills pay off for computer science alumnus

Leave it to a computer science major to dream of designing electronic circuitry. University of West Florida alumnus Stephen McGourty, ’85, turned this dream into his reality. Now, McGourty works for Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company. He works at the enterprise level projecting network traffic using a software system that he invented. He attributes […]

Funding for engineering and IT scholarships presented to Northwest Florida Consortium

Florida’s Great Northwest is investing in certificate and degree programs in information technology (IT) and engineering at seven Northwest Florida post-secondary institutions. Participating in the scholarship program are the University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College, Northwest Florida State College, Gulf Coast Community College, Chipola College, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. Through its […]

Research engineering and education facility helps meet military needs

Recently named one of the country’s top military-friendly schools by Military Advanced Education magazine, the University of West Florida offers innovative educational opportunities to help meet the military’s needs. In addition to the UWF Emerald Coast Campus centers at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, UWF engineering students also have the opportunity to utilize […]

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 […]