UWF hosts 50th Anniversary Gala, launches public phase of $50 million capital campaign

The University of West Florida hosted the 50th Anniversary Gala yesterday evening to celebrate the public launch of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign. During the event, UWF officially announced its fundraising goal of $50 million – the largest capital campaign in University history. “The University’s 50th Anniversary is a prime opportunity to prove not only […]

UWF Cyber Club places first in statewide Cyber Defense Challenge

The University of West Florida Cyber Club recently placed first in the Cyber Defense Challenge at the Florida Center for Cybersecurity’s third annual conference, held in Tampa. This was the first year that the annual competition included a cybersecurity competition, which features several live cyber challenges for various teams. The UWF team competed in the […]

Four schools take top honors at 9th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition at UWF

Today, the University of West Florida hosted the 9th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition, 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, program and build a robot. This year, the competition expanded by 33 percent […]

UWF Rite of Passage lecture series presents Drs. Morris Marx and Nick Power

The University of West Florida will honor Dr. Morris Leon Marx and Dr. Nick Power on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, as part of the UWF Rite of Passage lecture series. The event will be held in the Argonaut Athletic Club on the UWF Pensacola Campus at 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public, […]

UWF to host Emerald Coast BEST robotics competition

WHAT: The 2016 Emerald Coast BEST robotics competition will be held at the University of West Florida Field House on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. BEST is a project-based STEM program in which students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the engineering design process. The mission of BEST is to inspire middle and high school […]

New study examines public health effects of 2014 Escambia County flood

University of West Florida researchers helped author a first-of-its-kind study that assessed the health effects of the devastating flood that struck the Pensacola area in April 2014. Dr. Jason Ortegren, associate professor in the UWF Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and UWF graduate students Rebecca Foglietti and Talia Smith co-authored the health impact assessment […]

UWF receives $25,000 from AT&T for STEM educational outreach

The University of West Florida recently received a $25,000 gift from AT&T to support the enrichment and expansion of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, educational outreach activities for K-12 students. The gift will not only support existing programs organized by the UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, but it will also […]

Three UWF chemistry students receive National American Chemical Society scholarships, named ACS Scholars for 2016-17

Three students from the University of West Florida Department of Chemistry were recently selected to join the National American Chemical Society Scholars Program. A total of 12 UWF students have been named ACS Scholars since 2013, receiving more than $100,000 in renewable scholarship funds. “The success of UWF students in the ACS Scholars program is […]

UWF community programs awarded International Paper Foundation grants

The University of West Florida was recently awarded more than $13,000 in grants from the International Paper Foundation, which supports U.S. nonprofit organizations within the communities where International Paper has operating facilities. The grants are divided among four programs at UWF, including the UWF Community Garden, BEST Robotics, Explore Summer Camps and the National Writing […]

UWF hosts STEM-focused Discovery Spot camps for middle- and high-school students

This summer, the University of West Florida is giving middle- and high-school students opportunities for hands-on, STEM-related learning experiences at a series of Discovery Spot camps. STEM education encompasses science, technology, engineering and math. At the weeklong Discovery Spot camps, offered in June and July, UWF professors engage students with interactive projects related to 3-D […]

UWF chemistry professor Dr. Karen Molek receives distinguished mentoring award

The American Chemical Society Scholars Program has selected University of West Florida Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Karen Molek as the 2016 recipient of the Zaida C. Morales‐Martinez Prize for Mentoring. The ACS Scholars Program was established in 1994 to attract African-American, Hispanic and American Indian students, considered underrepresented in the chemical sciences, to pursue […]

UWF engineering student veteran receives prestigious Google scholarship

Elizabeth Jones, an engineering student at the University of West Florida and a military veteran, is one of only eight students in the United States to receive the Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship of $10,000 for the 2016-17 academic year. As part of its commitment to military veterans, the global technology leader partnered with […]