Dr. Brent Venable, Duncan Calvert and Jacques Perry at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition 

UWF and IHMC announce inaugural cohort for state’s first Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics

This fall, the University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition welcomed the inaugural cohort of five students to the newly established intelligent systems and robotics doctoral program. The program centers on developing leading-edge software and hardware technology that combines human and machine elements to exploit their respective strengths and mitigate […]

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 […]

UWF students and professor at Pensacola Maker Faire 2018

University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering to host inaugural Pensacola Mini Maker Faire

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering will host the inaugural Pensacola Mini Maker Faire in downtown Pensacola. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and features more than 75 creative makers alongside their work, including performances, crafts, exhibits and hands-on workshops. The application […]

UWF engineering students working on a mechatronics project in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering programs achieve new and renewed accreditation

The University of West Florida mechanical engineering and computer science programs recently achieved accreditation from the respective Engineering and Computing Accreditation Commissions of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Additionally, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received re-accreditation from the Engineering […]

Dr. Jaromy Kuhl

UWF names Dr. Jaromy Kuhl dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

University of West Florida Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg has appointed Dr. Jaromy Kuhl as dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. A professor of mathematics and statistics, Kuhl joined UWF as a faculty member in 2005 and has served as interim dean of the college since April 2018. “We […]

UWF Laboratory Sciences Annex on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

UWF celebrates opening of state-of-the-art Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of our students […]

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 […]

Building 58C - Lab Sciences Annex

UWF to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art teaching laboratory facility

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will host a grand opening of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Sciences Annex. The $26.26 million state-of-the-art facility, connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on UWF’s Pensacola campus, provides additional space for classroom and wet teaching lab needs. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, […]

Mid-section of soldier using digital tablet in park on a sunny day

UWF students land grant to develop app for Air Force

A team of University of West Florida students has been awarded a $25,000 grant to develop an app that will help the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field better gather and share information. The grant was awarded to UWF students Christian Kaman, Daryl Meade and Lloyd Mageo by the Small Business Innovation Research […]

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 […]