Some of the greatest minds in the country traveled from Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland to the state capitol in Tallahassee in January to share their research with members of the Florida legislature as part of the third annual Florida Poly Day.

Thirty-seven students and a handful of faculty and staff members, along with university President Dr. Randy Avent spent a day meeting with legislators and talking with guests visiting the capitol.

Photos from 2018 Florida Poly Day.

During their meetings, the students talked with officials about some of the university’s 2018 legislative priorities. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests visiting the third floor of the building had the opportunity to see just a few of the research projects that Florida Poly students were working on.

Four students were selected to demonstrate their research projects that range from autonomous vehicle technology to video games, to the creation of a biological password and a unique device that measures power in mixed martial arts.

“It is wonderful to get the opportunity to show the work I’ve done with Logentix to lawmakers. This is truly a great opportunity,” said Randy Lopez, whose company provides autonomous and fleet management technology for transportation companies.

Check out previous Flordia Poly Day photo galleries.