The Pensacola Post, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), formally signed a student charter on Feb. 16 during their monthly meeting. UWF engineering student Stephan Taylor will serve as president and has been actively recruiting a diverse group of students who already recognize the value of networking with professionals. "My goal as president is to provide a prestigious organization that will allow hard-working future engineers to make contacts and obtain internships with great minds in the engineering community, especially those within the Professional SAME Pensacola Post," said Taylor.
The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers and related professionals. The Pensacola Post of SAME includes over 100 military and civilian members and 21 sustaining member firms from the Florida Gulf Coast. The organization provides annual scholarships to area engineering students and has endowed a need-based engineering scholarship at UWF.
PENSACOLA-A new iBook, "Developing iOS 5 Applications" was recently released for download in 32 countries, available through iTunes for iPad, through Amazon.com for Kindle, and through Barnesandnoble.com for Nook. This book, authored by Laura J. White, Assistant Professor and Director of Software Engineering in the computer science department, and Janusz Chudzynski, graduate of UWF and coordinator in the Academic Technology Center, contains an introduction to iPhone programming, along with several fun projects through which the reader will learn about iPhone programming, while actually developing applications (apps).
Both individuals have taught iPhone/iPad programming at UWF, and have collaborated on numerous apps available for download from the iTunes App Store, including the free UWF Dining App. Several of their students who have taken the UWF iPhone Programming course also now have apps available for download from the iTunes App Store. Since Chudzynski has a passion for researching and learning new technologies, he is also currently developing a new university course in Android Programming among his many innovative projects.
The School of Science and Engineering was honored in early October with an Industry Excellence award from the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes employers that have demonstrated excellence in targeted industries, outstanding community involvement and otherwise contributed to the prosperity and economic health of the region. The School of Science and Engineering was given this award due to its offering of next generation learning and program specialties.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida is now accepting applications for 30 scholarships, supported through a grant from Florida’s Great Northwest, which will cover 80% of the tuition in the first semester of study (fall, 2010) for students enrolling in the newly available Masters of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Database Systems at the University of West Florida. For more information regarding this new master’s program or the scholarship, please visit: http://uwf.edu/computerscience/graduate/db/ or contact: Dr. Sikha Bagui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"'Twister' is my favorite movie," admitted Chelsea Lovrekovic as she began discussing her weeklong adventure with Extreme Chase Tours where she had the opportunity to study these funnels up close.
A mathematics senior at UWF, Lovrekovic incorporated this tour as part of her studies for her senior pro-seminar, which is an independent research project required by the UWF Department of Mathematics and Statistics to promote active learning. Her intention is to employ the statistical models used in storm chasing as the basis for her research while she explores an exciting real-life application of her studies. Read More...
Tracy Lawson , Michael Kordell II , Jacques Perry , Holly Renaud , Chandra Prayaga, and Laszlo Ujj win the Physics as and Audience Choice Award sponsored by Business Computer Accounting for their poster - Investigation of Dielectric Properties of liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions.
SEASTARS is the Scholars of Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology Annual Research Symposium held each spring.Other winners of the SEASTARS symposium are listed in the 2009 volume of the UWF Argojournal.