Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of West Florida! Chemistry courses for majors at UWF are typically small, allowing our instructors to pay attention to individual students. Nevertheless, our laboratories are inordinately well-equipped with modern instrumentation. We pride ourselves on giving students hands-on training with state-of-the-art instrumentation, so our graduates are extremely well-prepared for the job market and professional or graduate school.
Three students from the University of West Florida’s (UWF) Department of Chemistry were recently recognized by the American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Program. For the 2012-13 academic year, the ACS Scholars Program awarded renewable scholarships to approximately 120 underrepresented minority students across the country who are interested in pursuing a career in chemistry or a chemistry related field. Each recipient receives a renewable scholarship of up to $5,000 per year, and will be provided with mentoring and networking opportunities for securing the skills and credentials needed for success.
UWF students Tia Jarvis, Alexander Vega and Tashiema Wilson were awarded scholarships totaling $8,000 for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Chemistry Department recently received a new Bruker 400MHz NMR and GC/MS. The NMR purchase was possible thanks to support from the UWF College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of the Provost and the UWF Chemistry Department. The Thermo Scientific ISQ LT Single Quadrupole GC-MS was purchased through UWF's ITEP program.