University of West Florida Innovation Institute Design Thinking Workshop 

UWF Innovation Institute to offer Design Thinking Workshop

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute will host a Design Thinking Workshop on Nov. 1, where participants will learn how to solve problems through the institute’s trademarked Incubate Design Experience Act, or IDEA method. Registration is open now through Oct. 25. The workshop, which will be held at the Innovation Institute in downtown Pensacola, […]

UWF student in the Sea3D lab

UWF one step closer to addressing high-tech workforce demand through Triumph Gulf Coast proposal

 The University of West Florida is further positioned to find and fill critical gaps in Northwest Florida’s high-tech workforce. Triumph Gulf Coast’s board of directors voted to move forward with discussing the terms of Project 10[X] funding on Friday, Oct. 4. Designed to address shortages in additive and advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, the project received […]

Argie, UWF's mascot, at a UWF home football game

UWF football generates $9.7 million in economic impact

An economic impact analysis completed by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida shows the 2018 football season generated an estimated $9.7 million in sales in Escambia County. The Haas Center used various inputs, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales information from UWF Athletics, student spending and other data in its calculations. Nearly […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

Jani Ngalame collects water samples in Indian Bayou Friday July 19, 2019 in Milton Florida.

Research opportunities abound during summer

Research at the University of West Florida doesn’t stop when summer begins. Like many others on campus, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Derek Morgan know this. Evans and Morgan spent the summer with students studying beach access in communities throughout Florida. “The research team completed field work that included participatory sketch mapping, soil and water […]

Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series art

UWF Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series events delve into how freedom of speech impacts media, music

The University of West Florida will welcome Miami Herald columnist and satirical novelist Carl Hiaasen to Pensacola for one of three public events as part of its Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series, which fosters dialogue about First Amendment issues. Hiaasen will discuss his life, career and the exercise of free speech in the modern world […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

Editorial cartoon by Andy Marlette

Pensacola Museum of Art to host “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” expressing freedom of speech

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” featuring Andy Marlette, J. Earle Bowden and Ralph Dunagin which will be on display from Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. The museum will hold an opening reception for exhibition at 6 p.m. on […]

Nicole Gislason, interim assistant vice president of the UWF Haas Center with team members

UWF combines units, expands Haas Center

The University of West Florida announces the expansion of the UWF Haas Center in its mission to support communities with market research, workforce development and industrial innovation. The Office of Workforce and Industrial Innovation along with the Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory now operate as part of the Haas Center. The Haas Center is in its […]

Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]

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 […]

UWF Haas Center to host inaugural Fall Forum

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global LLC and the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary, will be the keynote speaker when the Haas Center at the University of West Florida holds its inaugural Fall Forum. Ridge will share his thoughts about organizational resiliency and the importance of managing cyber risks in […]