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Director of Florida Poly’s Health Informatics Institute to deliver invited keynote at London conference

Dr. Robert Steele

The impact of emerging technologies on various sectors, including the healthcare industry, will be the focus of an invited keynote talk by Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Robert Steele at an upcoming international conference in London. Steele, who is director of Florida Poly’s Health Informatics Institute and a professor of data analytics, is one of several scholars […]

Students find unprecedented success with entrepreneurial projects

Florida Poly Entrepreneurial Projects

Florida Polytechnic University students and aspiring entrepreneurs have had great success at state and local competitions with their innovative projects designed to bring high-tech solutions to real-world problems. Over the past two years, Florida Poly students won $30,000 for their projects. Florida Poly was also the only university to place in the top three spots […]

Florida Poly to host international conference on green science and technology

GCET 2018 Conference

Leaders in academia, industry and government will come together for the first time at Florida Polytechnic University for the Green Chemistry, Engineering and Technologies (GCET) Conference hosted by Panjab University, in India, and Florida Polytechnic University. The two-day conference will be held July 18-19 at the Innovation, Science and Technology Building on Florida Poly’s campus in Lakeland.

Former Harvard faculty to lead unique Executive Leadership Course at Florida Poly

Participants will also learn from Florida Poly faculty members who will emphasize the role technology and innovation play in the skills needed for success in today’s business world.

Are you prepared for hurricane season?

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is upon us, and Florida Poly wants you and your family to be prepared. If you haven’t already done so, take the time to make or review your disaster plan so you are ready in the event a hurricane or tropical event affects Florida Poly and/or your home. The following […]

President Randy K. Avent shares his vision for the future of Florida Poly via local radio show

President Randy K. Avent shares his vision for the future of Florida Poly via local radio show

During an interview with this month’s host of “Listen Lakeland,” Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent had the opportunity to talk with Lakeland Vision Board Member David Robinson about his career before Florida Poly, the university’s successes during the last four years and the future of the university. In addition to an increasingly […]

Underrepresented high school students to get real Florida Poly experience at 1st Summer STEAM Boot Camp

LAKELAND, Fla. – For the first time, dozens of Polk County high school students will be staying in the residence halls at Florida Polytechnic University and learning from its faculty while attending the Summer STEAM Boot Camp, designed for first-generation college and underrepresented minorities. About 30 students will participate in the intense, week-long camp organized […]

Esteban Segarra awarded prestigious fellowship

Esteban Segarra will spend his summer working alongside scientists and engineers in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's engineering lab in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Esteban Segarra is one of less than 200 students across the nation to receive a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He will work at the organization’s Engineering Lab in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with NIST scientists and engineers on projects related to robotics and artificial intelligence.

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.

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