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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Workshops
The following UWF Geodata Center workshops are aimed at UWF faculty, staff and graduate students who would like to use GIS or GeoSpatial technology for research or instruction.
Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule
- ArcGIS Basics - Friday 9 October 1-4 PM - UWF Library
- ArcGIS Basics - Tuesday 20 October 2-5 PM - UWF Library
- GPS Mapping - Friday 23 October 2-4 PM - Building 13 GIS Lab
- Spatial Analysis (Intermediate ArcGIS) - Friday 12 November 2:30-5 PM - UWF Library
$1.5 Million Industry Research Matching Grant
Proposals are sought for partnership projects between UWF employees and high technology and advanced manufacturing industry members within the 16-county region of Northwest Florida. The program is designed to increase opportunities for UWF students to gain hands-on industrial research experience and expand the research activities of industry partners by providing matching funds to leverage research collaborations between sponsors and UWF. For more information and to apply for the program visit the UWF Office of Economic Development and Engagement website.
Dr. Erica Jordan's and Dr. Justice Mbizo's Infant Mortality Project
In Escambia County, children born to minority parents are more than twice as likely as their white peers to die before their first birthday. This divide – which mirrors national trends – has confounded researchers for decades. Experts say the gap can’t be explained by medical factors alone, which leads some to suspect social forces might also play a role.
A team of researchers from the University of West Florida is preparing to embark on a project aimed at teasing out those hidden forces. The project, funded by the Florida Department of Health, is one part of a multi-phase initiative called “Attack Infant Mortality,” or AIM Escambia. Read more on the CREO website.
Office of Undergraduate Research
- October 2nd, 1-3 p.m.Undergraduate Research as a High Impact Practice Workshop
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- The OUR Explorers Program is pilot program debuting in the Spring 2016 semester. Students will have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to learn the ins-and-outs of research. Stay tuned for more information!
Post-Doctoral Research Appointments
CREO has obtained funding sufficient to support 25 postdocs for a period of two (2) years. CREO intends to pay 60% of the cost, Academic Affairs will pay 20%, and the college will pay 20%. If you are interested in applying for a postdoc, please contact your department chair for more details.
Equipment Purchase Internal Funding Opportunities
This new internal incentive helps support research efforts at UWF by providing funds for equipment purchases (i.e., scientific equipment, lab equipment, or any other equipment intended for research support). The total cost of the purchase is split 33.3% each by CREO, the college, and Academic Affairs.