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Florida Poly’s bookless library attracts international interest

Florida Polytechnic University Bookless Library

Florida Polytechnic University’s bookless library was at the center of an international discussion in Mexico focused on the creation and development of university libraries around the world.

Undergraduate research opens doors to prestigious opportunity

Valinteshley Pierre

Valinteshley Pierre is headed to the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences this summer, where he’ll join a select group of students nationwide taking part in its prestigious internship program. Since coming to Florida Polytechnic University in 2015, he has taken advantage of every opportunity available to collaborate with professors on research projects.

From dream to reality: Florida Poly awards degrees to 220 future STEM industry leaders

2018 Florida Poly Commencement

Full of excitement and pride, 220 Florida Polytechnic University students graduated today, May 4, most of whom were a part of university’s inaugural class. The spring 2018 commencement ceremony was held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

“Graduates, you are so special – not just because of your vision and pioneering spirit, but also because of the unique opportunities you’ve had as members of Florida Poly’s first group of students,” said university President, Dr. Randy K. Avent.

Peter Moran: A dream realized

Peter Moran

Take Your Child to Work Day can be an exciting and eye-opening experience for any kid. For Florida Polytechnic University senior Peter Moran, it was also the day he discovered what he wanted to be when he grew up. After spending a day with his father learning about container shipping for the marine industry, Moran […]

Robotics team impresses judges at international VEX competition

VEX Robotics Florida Poly Team

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic’s robotics team, Purple Fire, impressed the judges during their recent debut at the prestigious VEX Robotics World Championship, held April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. The team of eight students received the Judges Award, which is presented to the team that the judges decide is deserving of special recognition. The judges […]

Lindsey Schwemmin: Chasing unexpected dreams

Lindsey Schwemmin

Lindsey Schwemmin never planned to bring 200 of her Florida Polytechnic University classmates together in a weeklong tag battle between the living and the dead, but as a member of the inaugural graduating class at Florida Poly, she learned that sometimes the best moments are unexpected. It was the game of Humans vs. Zombies, a […]

Florida Polytechnic University to graduate its 1st four-year class

Florida Poly Graduation

LAKELAND, Fla. – More than 200 Florida Polytechnic University undergraduate and graduate students will be receiving degrees, as Florida’s newest public university graduates its inaugural class. Florida Poly’s Spring 2018 Commencement will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at the RP Funding Center (Youkey Theater), located at 701 W Lime St., Lakeland. […]

Laura Wemple: Going back to get ahead

Laura Wemple

Laura Wemple came to Florida Polytechnic University as a non-traditional student. She already had two associate degrees – one in business and the other in chemical engineering and biology. After working for a few years, Wemple, 35, says she realized that a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree would go a long way. Once […]

Andre Goode: The ‘magic’ of a STEM education

Andre Goode Senior Graduate

Andre Goode served as the student speaker at Florida Poly’s EXCELerate event on April 20, 2018. Following graduation, he will begin his professional career at Walt Disney Attractions Technology as an information engineer.

2018-19 Presidential Ambassadors announced

2018-2018 Presidential Ambassadors

One of the most distinguished student programs at Florida Poly welcomed 10 new members, Monday, April 23, at its annual induction ceremony held in the Innovation, Science and Technology Building’s Aula Magna auditorium. The Presidential Ambassadors are made up of 16 students who are selected based on their academic standing, leadership, skills, citizenship and service […]

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