Florida Polytechnic University works alongside and empower the next generation of big thinkers and inventors. As the state’s only university dedicated exclusively to the study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we have a deep pool of experts gifted in bringing science to life. Our faculty and staff are leaders in their fields who can transform the language of physics and robotics into fascinating, real-world application students of all ages can comprehend.
Some of the ways educational outreach can partner with you are:
Visit Florida Poly’s campus in Lakeland, conveniently located in between Orlando and Tampa.
Take part in one of our “Outreach to the Future” days. This program is an on-campus experience on campus in Lakeland, Florida. Middle and high schools will be able to tour the Florida Poly campus, hear from a guest speaker about STEM integration at Florida Poly careers and beyond, and take part in a hands-on activity.
Visiting Your Event/Location
For those who are unable to travel to our campus, we also offer other ways the University can be involved with your school or community. We’re happy to lend our expertise and experiences to judge at science and engineering fairs or related STEM events. Our education staff is available to serve as guest speakers at STEM-related events and as educational exhibitors at community STEM events.
Students who want to advance their leadership, presentation, and organization skills will find working with Educational Outreach to be a rewarding and resume-enhancing experience. Students must be in good-standing, on-track toward their degree, and meet other minimum requirements.
Clubs and Organizations
Student organizations that focus on or include a community and STEM education outreach component or mission collaborate with Educational Outreach to ensure successful delivery of programs, presentations, and proper connections. The office assists and mentors organizations on liaising with community organizations, developing and delivering content, tracking, and follow-up.
If you are a faculty or staff member with K-12, STEM-education, and/or outreach experience and want to get involved… or if you don’t have experience in this area but are interested in connecting with Florida students and participating in outreach programs let us know. Faculty must clear their involvement with their department chair and/or division director first.
Opportunities for involvement include: