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The Department of Chemistry courses at UWF are typically small, allowing our instructors to pay attention to individual students. Nevertheless, our laboratories are inordinately well-equipped with modern instrumentation.


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The Department of Chemistry courses 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.


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Dr. Michael T. Huggins

New Endowment to Honor Inaugural Dean

We are proud to announce the creation of a new endowment in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. This endowment, created to enhance the chemistry department, was established to honor the Inaugural Dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, Dr. Michael T. Huggins

Huggins made significant contributions to the University of West Florida, first as a student, then as a faculty member, as Chair of the Chemistry Department, as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and then as the Inaugural Dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. In each of these roles, Dean Huggins provided thoughtful leadership, bringing about a higher level of achievement and commitment from those he served.

Support the Dr. Michael T. Huggins Chemistry Endowment

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CHEM Scholars Update

Established in 2011, the Chemistry Scholars (Chem Scholars) program focus on high achieving students in chemistry with an emphasis on underrepresented (UR) students.

Chem Scholars Accomplishments

  • 9 National American Chemical Society Scholars (a first at UWF)
  • Over $50,000 in annual, renewable scholarships
  • 4 DOW-MIT ACCESS Program recipient (a first at UWF)
  • All 68 Chemistry Scholars have participated in undergraduate research at UWF
  • 25 Chemistry Scholars accepted into off-campus summer research programs
  • 67 Chemistry Scholars presented research presentations at scientific meetings
    • American Chemical Society National Meeting & Expositions (ACS)
    • Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
    • Southeastern Medical Scientists Symposium (SEMSS)
    • Hispanics in STEM Annual Conference (HENAAC)

Chemistry Department Faculty Receive Funding

In 2016, UWF received an S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation for $649,888 to support 28 academically talented, financially disadvantaged students. A component of this program will pilot a four-year, eight semester STEM for Life Seminar Series for 28 S-STEM Scholars and 32 HMCSE Scholars. In that same year, UWF received funding from the National Science Foundation to create a Geo Scholars program supporting 5 students/year in research