New Faculty Member Energizes Team
The School of Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramachandran, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Her research interests in power generation, specifically Smart Grid and energy markets, promise to enhance UWF's engineering curriculum and provide students with unique learning experiences. Through a more flexible and modern grid system, consumers will be able to control, bargain and even negotiate with their providers. Also, her research in energy markets focuses on the potential for power auctions that will allow consumers to have systems in place, such as the generation and collection of additional power through electric vehicle charging stations. Read More>>>
New Net-Centric Java Programming Certificate
In partnership with Navy Federal, the Computer Science Department at UWF has developed and is now offering a new certificate program in Net-Centric Computer Programming. This program provides professionals with a background in computer programming a new training opportunity to advance their technical skills in object-oriented programming and software development for the Web. A recent trend in the IT industry has shown migration towards a Java-based deployment platform for delivering services to customers through the Internet. Students in this program will learn about object-oriented design and programming in Java, design and deployment of n-tier Web applications and gain foundational knowledge of service-oriented and distributed architectures of software systems. The kick-off for this new program was the fall semester with a cohort of 25 students – employees of Navy Federal – that have enrolled in the first of four courses. We expect the first batch of students to complete the certificate by fall of 2013. For more information contact Dr. Thomas Reichherzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UWF Wins Regional Programming Contest
The Angry Pointers, a team of UWF computer science students, placed first in the 2012 ACM Southeast Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contact on November 10, 2012. Team members Breanna Garrett, Chris Terry, and Joel Willoughby ranked 31 out of 106 teams across the entire region. A total of four teams from UWF participated in this year's contest, three receiving honorable mention. The competition is conducted on the same day and time at three sites including Georgia Tech, University of West Florida, and Florida Tech. Read More>>>
(Pictured above: UWF Angry Pointers from left to right - Joel Willoughby, Chris Terry and Breanna Garrett)
Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
A West Florida Chapter of AWIS was chartered in October and will be hosted by UWF. AWIS membership is available to men and women, and is a network of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) who provide each other with valuable information, resources, referrals and mutual support. The majority of charter members are UWF undergraduate students majoring in the physical and life sciences. Professionals throughout the region are also encouraged to join which will greatly benefit the chapter with its goals of mentorship and guest lectures. To learn more about engagement opportunities, please visit: uwf.collegiatelink.net/organization/AWIS-UWF.
Partnerships with corporations and professional associations are critical to our students' success because they offer practical experiences, internships, co-ops, capstone experiences, and ultimately, career opportunities. We are grateful to all of our partners and especially honored to thank the following for their outstanding support. Read More>>>