Cybersecurity ambassadors Megan Morton and Caroline Krouse answer cybersecurity questions from a Beulah Middle School student.

AT&T awards UWF gift to grow, expand outreach of Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program

The University of West Florida announces a gift from AT&T to enhance its Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program. AT&T presented the gift at a check ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Building. The Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program debuted in January 2018. In their role as ambassadors, […]

Dr. Guillermo Francia III, faculty scholar of the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, instructing a UWF student in the Cybersecurity Battle Lab in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 4.

UWF to showcase cybersecurity program on Capitol Hill

The University of West Florida will highlight the success of its cybersecurity program on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Cybersecurity Centers of Academic Excellence Grant Showcase in Washington, D.C. The NSA and Department of Homeland Security administer the CAE program. Representatives from 15 higher-education institutions, along with participating federal agencies and related industry representatives, will […]

UWF partners with IHMC to develop first intelligent systems and robotics Ph.D. in Florida

UWF partners with IHMC to develop first intelligent systems and robotics Ph.D. in Florida

The University of West Florida has partnered with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition located in downtown Pensacola to develop a doctoral program in intelligent systems and robotics. The program will be the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a few in the nation. “We are very excited about this […]

Students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School competing in the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Nov. 3, 2018

Local students compete in 2018 Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition hosted by UWF

The University of West Florida hosted the 11th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Saturday, Nov. 3. BEST, also known as Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, is a project-based STEM program that inspires middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sport-like competition to design, […]

UWF Environmental Science major, Sierra Hobbs, works with UWF's interim assistant vice president for research administration, Dr. Matt Schwartz, in the earth and environmental sciences hydrogeology lab

UWF receives $3 million grant to enhance STEM courses

The University of West Florida received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance and expand its science, technology, engineering and math courses. The grant, which was awarded to the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, will provide funding for the University to purchase new technology and equipment, and […]

Howard Reddy, VP of University Advancement, Marcus, Saunders and Kuhl pose with a check at Wahoos Field on Sept. 15, 2018

Gift from longtime donor to provide scholarships for UWF students

The University of West Florida has announced a $118,000 gift to establish the Pat and Hal Marcus Excellence Scholarship. “We are very thankful for Hal’s gift and his continued support of UWF and our programs,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “Our students in the STEM fields work very hard and this scholarship fund recognizes […]

A chemistry class at the University of West Florida.

Chemistry success starts at UWF

Two students who were part of the first group of UWF Chemistry Scholars have recently earned their doctorate in biochemistry. Janae Baptiste, ’13 and Josh Brown, ’12 both attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for their doctoral studies. Baptiste, a biochemistry major at UWF, now serves as a post-doctoral research associate and adjunct professor […]

UWF Cybersecurity students received their award at the ITEN WIRED competition

UWF cybersecurity students win ITEN WIRED competition

Six University of West Florida cybersecurity students won the ITEN WIRED cybersecurity competition, Operation Poseidon’s Trident, on Oct. 1 at Hilton Pensacola Beach. Isaac Beagle, Jeff Holland, Michael Mitchell, Thomas Thibaut, Emily Vaughn and Taylor West outperformed their competitors with a score of 385 points. Pensacola State College finished runner-up with 325 points, followed by […]

UWF enhances nationally designated cybersecurity program with new degree

An established leader in cybersecurity education and research, the University of West Florida has added a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity this fall, enhancing its nationally designated program. UWF is the first university in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National […]

UWF student honored with international scholarship for women in cybersecurity

University of West Florida student Megan Morton is one of three students recognized worldwide by cybersecurity company Morphisec in its 2018 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship competition. Morton, a junior from Pensacola, placed second for her entry, a publication about UWF alumna Michelle Ward, CEO and founder of Cyber Safe Workforce, LLC. She will receive a […]

UWF holds Florida’s first Hacking 4 Defense course

University of West Florida undergraduate students are working as teams to come up with solutions to problems critical to national security as part of an eight-week pilot course that launched June 18. The class, Hacking for Defense, or H4D, originated at Stanford University in 2016. UWF is the first institution in the state of Florida […]

UWF professor works with NOAA to inventory reef fish communities in the Gulf

University of West Florida biology professor, Dr. Alexis Janosik is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to take an inventory of reef fish communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Janosik received a $40,000 grant from NOAA and Red Snapper Congressional Supplemental Appropriations to evaluate fish species near reefs in the Gulf using the […]