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 […]

$649,000 grant from National Science Foundation to support UWF STEM students

The University of West Florida Department of Chemistry has received a grant totaling more than $649,000 from the National Science Foundation that will provide scholarships, research opportunities and professional development for academically talented, financially disadvantaged students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant will be used to establish a NSF Scholarships […]

New program provides funding for UWF students to travel for research

A new program in the University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering is providing funding for four students to perform research at other academic institutions around the country. The Research Experience Away Program – launched in Summer 2016 – provides students with up to $7,500 each to help offset travel expenses. “It’s a […]

$120,000 awarded to UWF students in Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The University of West Florida Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has returned for a second year. The 10-12 week program in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering is funded almost entirely by external gifts and grants and allows students to work on research projects under […]

National Science Foundation awards $294,000 grant to UWF Earth and Environmental Sciences for interdisciplinary research

The University of West Florida Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with colleagues in the UWF Department of Chemistry and Office of Undergraduate Research, has been awarded a $294,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will be used to enhance interdisciplinary undergraduate research. “Specifically what we’re trying to do is set up earth science […]

UWF to host CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense State Competition

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity will host five student teams from Pine Forest High School for the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense State Competition on Friday, Jan. 29 at the University. This is the second year that Pine Forest High School will compete in the national cybersecurity competition, with support from the […]