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The Computer Science Department has many diverse opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities and encourages the development of student interest groups, activities and organizations.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.

As part of this mission, the UWF ACM Student Chapter coordinates a number of events centered around engaging students in computing and helping them to meet the challenges of this difficult yet rewarding field. The chapter has organized guest speakers, presented enrichment workshops to help supplement student learning, created discovery groups for diving deeper into topics such as Game development, Artificial Intelligence, and web development, and organized a number of networking events such as game nights to bring students within the college together.

ACM Website

Faculty Advisor: Brian Eddy


Cybersecurity Club

The UWF Cyber Club is a student-lead organization that meets regularly to learn about recent cybersecurity topics and issue. Members participate in cybersecurity-related activities including regional cyber competitions and community service events.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Southeast Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition - 2nd place (October 2020)
  • Southeast  Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition – 2nd place in Southeast Regionals (March 2020)
  • ITEN Wired Cyber Challenge – 1st place (October 2019)
  • ITEN Wired Cyber Challenge – 1st  place (October 2018)
  • Security Matters ICS Competiton – 1st Place (April 2018)
  • AFCEA’s Cyberthon – 1st & 2nd place (March 2018)
  • ITEN Wired Cyber Defense and Incident Response – 1st place (October 2017)
  • AFCEA’s Cyberthon – 1st place (January 2017)
  • Florida Center for Cybersecurity Cyber Challenge – 1st place (October 2016)

Cyber Club Page.

Faculty Advisor: Anthony Pinto


Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring. The mission of the WiCyS Student Chapter at UWF is to build a community within UWF that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.


The WiCyS Student Chapter’s main goals are:

1. To decrease the gender disparity in cybersecurity.

2. To provide education, mentorship, and networking support to students through the WiCyS community.

3. To promote and recruit women in the cybersecurity workforce through the University of West Florida.


Membership is open to all interested students.



Faculty Advisor: Sikha Bagui


University of West Florida – Association of Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W) is a dedicated professional organization for all women interested in the field of computer science and technology. The group encourages women to contribute to the growth of computing through networking and promotes professional development and attitude. Membership is open to all interested students.

Faculty Advisor: Sikha Bagui

AIDA Research Group

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) Research Group seeks to advance the general interest and breadth of academic research performed at UWF in the fields of AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data Analytics and high performance computing. Membership is all open to students interested in working in these and related areas.




Faculty Advisor: Sikha Bagui