Dr. Jeffrey Simpson monitoring UWF exercise science students running through various fitness routines in the biomechanics lab.

UWF to add graduate programs in data science, athletic training

The University of West Florida is launching two new master’s degree programs to meet current and future workforce demands. Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF will offer a Master of Science in Data Science and in Summer 2020, the University will add a Master of Science in Athletic Training. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the […]

Dr. Raid Amin, a distinguished university professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, stands before a map where his research has identified high rates of breast cancer death in America.

UWF study uncovers US counties with high mortality rates and incidences of breast cancer

A research team from the University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has identified geographical areas of unusually high rates of mortality and incidences of breast cancer. The surveillance study locates cancer “hot spots” and provides health officials with valuable information about where additional attention and proactive measures could be taken. […]

Cybersecurity executives collaborate to address evolving cyberthreat landscape

Tasked with thwarting an evolving cyberthreat landscape but limited by a critical national workforce shortage, National Security Agency Executive Director Harry Coker Jr. and 300 other executives from across the county convened in Pensacola, Florida, in search of answers. “We absolutely need more cybersecurity professionals that are trained properly and can protect our world,” Coker […]

UWF President Martha Saunders poses with the university's Robotics Team and their prize-winning creation on the Cannon Green.

UWF robotics team takes second place in IEEE competition

The University of West Florida robotics team finished second out of 41 teams in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon hardware competition, held April 11-14 in Huntsville, Alabama. UWF outperformed every team competing from the Florida State University System, including the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central […]

UWF encourages giving during second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event

The University of West Florida will host its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 18, inviting alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to donate to 14 featured funds. The 24-hour fundraising event is an online, social media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. “We invite all alumni and friends to […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders celebrates Founders Week

UWF celebrates second annual Founders Week with special events

For the second year, the University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its annual Founders Week, which will be held April 13-18. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors […]

UWF GeoData Center receives Gulf Power Foundation grant for water quality testing project

The University of West Florida GeoData Center was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from Gulf Power Foundation, which will help modernize a water quality research project at Booker T. Washington High School. Since 2013, Booker T. Washington High School Marine Science Academy students have been collecting water quality data at Bayou Texar in Pensacola. The […]

UWF addresses workforce shortage in STEM fields with three new degree programs

The University of West Florida is launching three new degree programs in direct response to increased workforce demand in STEM fields. Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF will offer a Master of Science in Cybersecurity; Master of Science in Engineering; and Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Technology. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the […]

UWF student holding books in the UWF Emerald Coast Library

UWF to offer new communication degree at UWF Emerald Coast

Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF’s Emerald Coast location in Fort Walton Beach will offer a degree in communication. “For 48 years, UWF Emerald Coast has been an extension of both the quality of education and caliber of faculty found at the Pensacola campus,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “We choose new programs thoughtfully to […]

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 […]