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Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) at the University of West Florida provides innovative programs of excellence in education, research, and public and professional service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We promote the production of highly competitive graduates as judged by the highest academic standards in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Get involved and take advantage of the many initiatives offered for your success.

Welcome to the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Our faculty and staff are committed to your education and the college has many initiatives aimed at your success -- check out STEM Success and other support opportunities like tutoring and workshops. The college enjoys a strong culture of student-involved or student-led research as well. In particular, students have found the Summer Undergraduate Research Program to be invaluable. We also value and support student participation in industry internships and co-ops. Please get to know your department and what it has to offer via student clubs, programs, and success initiatives. Your success is our top priority.  

Jaromy Kuhl, Dean

Centers

CEDB teachers and students on site research

CEDB reflects a fundamental emphasis on modern biological research as applied to environmental systems and provides a vital program of research and education.

two students looking through mapping device

More than a Map: Geographic Information helps us answer the question "Where?" The GeoData Center is here, guiding UWF students, faculty and staff through the geo-spatial technologies changing the way we view the world.

students in cyber lab downtown

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.

Hal Marcus, a true friend - never to be forgotten

Mr. Hal Marcus, the college’s benefactor and namesake, recently passed away. Hal was a true friend of the college and left an impact not to be forgotten. In 2016 Hal donated $5,000,000 to the college, and henceforth, we will always be known as the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. Hal’s wishes for the donation were to help students be successful in STEM areas.  In response, the college has increased its capacity for student engagement and success, and has given students learning opportunities otherwise unavailable. Because of Hal’s generosity, the college has been able to fund, in part or full, the following:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Research Away Experience Program
  • BioBoot Camp
  • STEM Living Learning Community
  • Student Scholarships
  • Great Minds lecture series
  • Graduate Student Research Awards
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Chemistry and Math success sessions
  • Faculty and student research equipment

Hal’s generosity is felt in all parts of the college. Because of him, student lives have been forever changed. And because of Hal, the college has been able to continue student funding, engagement, and success programs throughout a pandemic.

Hal is a good man and he will be missed. May he rest in peace and may his contributions continue to be a driving force for impacting student and faculty success.

HMCSE News

Students and faculty gathered to plant various fruit-bearing trees on the UWF campus as part of the Argos' Edible Campus program on Apr. 25, 2021.

UWF launches Argos’ Edible Campus program, combating food insecurity

With 200 new trees and bushes on the University of West Florida’s Pensacola campus, the University is taking another step toward combating food insecurity with its Argos’ Edible Campus program. The program will provide access to fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables, free of charge to students. In March, Chasidy Hobbs, lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and her students, participated in the first planting event.

Selina Detzel, Katelyn Bray and Emily Major, are UWF biology students who work with Dr. Frank Gilliam in studies of the campus ecosystem, with focuses on longleaf pine trees and gopher tortoises.

Study reveals history of longleaf pines on UWF’s Pensacola campus

Shortly after the University of West Florida hired him as a biology professor in the spring of 2018, Dr. Frank Gilliam walked the Pensacola campus in awe of the majestic canopy of trees.

(Pictured left to right) UWF's AI and Data Analytics Research Group team, Raffaele Galliera, Tobias Jacob and Muddasar Alì

Two UWF teams place in top 5 in national artificial intelligence competition

Two University of West Florida student teams showcased their Artificial Intelligence skills on a national stage. The UWF teams each placed in the top 5 of the prestigious AI Tracks at Sea Challenge.

HMCSE Events

Tue, 18 May 2021 14:00:00 -0500
Tue, 18 May 2021 14:00:00 -0500

Transfer Tuesday

Our transfer team is here to help transfer students get on the path to graduation at UWF. Register today for the Transfer Tuesdays series to learn more about our seamless transfer process and get your specific questions answered. Plus, answer UWF trivia questions for the chance to win a UWF Bookstore gift card.

Tue, 18 May 2021 14:00:00 -0500

Thu, 20 May 2021 19:00:00 -0500
Thu, 20 May 2021 19:00:00 -0500

Argo Enrollment Series

Argo Enrollment Series (All times Central)You have what it takes to rise to the challenge and achieve your goals. With 70+ academic programs and support from faculty and staff, UWF is ready to help you make your mark.To help you start your journey, we’ve created the Argo Enrollment Series to share a detailed view into your steps to becoming an Argonaut.Don't miss any opportunities! Register today for these free events, which begin Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2021. We will continue adding sessions this academic year.

Thu, 20 May 2021 19:00:00 -0500

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00:00 -0500
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00:00 -0500

Transfer Tuesday

Our transfer team is here to help transfer students get on the path to graduation at UWF. Register today for the Transfer Tuesdays series to learn more about our seamless transfer process and get your specific questions answered. Plus, answer UWF trivia questions for the chance to win a UWF Bookstore gift card.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00:00 -0500

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Building 4, Room 423
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514
850.474.2688
hmcse@uwf.edu