University of West Florida

Training & Development

EntreCon Award winners for 2017

The EntreCon Awards honor business leaders in the community whose contribution to the Pensacola area has helped strengthen our economy and improve the quality of life for everyone. Read full story


Brain Bags: Sweet music to build a brain by

The University of West Florida donated a recording of lullaby music to the Brain Bag project. Rhythm, repetition, even the math of music, are all pieces of the puzzle of early brain development. Read full story


Museum Plaza will contain early learning elements

The University of West Florida Historic Trust broke ground on Jan. 31 for Museum Plaza, a historic preservation and education project that will help tell the story of Pensacola’s rich history. Read full story


Report: What an Early Learning City could look like

The Studer Community Institute's Early Learning City "white paper" is a look at our suggestions for the path to creating a community that supports parents and helps them make the most of "the first 1,000 days" — the critical first three years of a child's life. Read full story


UWF gives 200,000 students tools to link school with career plans

UWF Innovation Institute and Florida Virtual Campus surpass milestone with more than 200,000 student accounts in MyCareerShines platform

UWF's Innovation Institute is home to state's career planning tool, which is helping students across the state make good choices in school, improve their chances for a good job. Read full story


UWF CORAL Center, Santa Rosa schools renew STEAM partnership

Program to expand to new schools for 2016-17 academic year

UWF adds five Santa Rosa middle schools to project to evaluate the district’s “STEAM Innovate!” program, a five-year plan to infuse more science, technology, engineering, arts and math into the curriculum. Read full story

Training & Development

Florida SBDC hosts lunch and learn workshops this fall

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida is hosting lunch and learn workshops this fall featuring clients of the Center sharing their stories. Read full story


Impact of Pre-K on Florida children on UWF researcher’s mind

Dr. Kalyan “Kal” Chakraborty, a new economist at the Haas Center at the University of West Florida, says a topic he wants to research is the impact of Florida's voluntary prekindergarten program on children. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Targeted programs needed to prevent infant deaths in Escambia County

The infant mortality rate, defined as the number of deaths in the first year of life per 1,000 live births, is one of the major measures of a nation’s health. Read full story


How UWF degrees match up in popularity, pay

Picking a major? Check out this break down of which programs may quickly propel you toward a full-time position and higher salary. Read full story


Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on economic strategy

Region awarded grant to fund the development of an economic diversification strategy

The Haas Center will lead the analysis behind the Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on analyzing region's economic strengths and weaknesses. Read full story


Be the Bulb challenge award winners share $50,000

The top two ideas were selected from more 272 submissions from individuals or groups from the general public and 116 from Escambia County School District employees. Read full story