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Florida Poly’s third annual Women in STEM Summit draws record attendance

Rachel Carpenter, the CEO, and co-founder of Intrinio, delivered a motivating keynote at the 3rd annual Women in STEM Summit.

With the theme of women entrepreneurs disrupting the marketplace, Florida Polytechnic University hosted its third annual Women in STEM Summit, Wednesday, March 8 at Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science & Technology (IST) building. A record turnout of more than 300 people attended the event, including elementary, middle and high school students, along with area teachers, current […]

Polk County proclaims March 14 ‘Florida Polytechnic University Women in STEM Day’

The Polk County Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed March 14 as “Florida Polytechnic Women in STEM Day” Tuesday morning at its semi-monthly meeting.

Florida Poly to host third annual Women in STEM Summit The Polk County Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed March 14 as “Florida Polytechnic Women in STEM Day” Tuesday morning at its semi-monthly meeting. The recognition comes in advance of Florida Poly’s third annual Women in STEM Summit, which will be held Tuesday, March 14 at […]

Kirsten Benjamin: Meet your freshman boss

Now, a junior, Kirsten Benjamin is looking forward to her last year at Florida Poly. Benjamin said she already has several job offers waiting for her when she finishes her degree in mechanical engineering.

At 19, Kirsten Benjamin found herself with her hands full and dealing with exciting responsibilities she never saw coming. She was just a freshman at Florida Polytechnic University, yet she was already hiring employees for a high-tech project. Benjamin successfully completed an internship with the Boston tech company VisitDays, where she learned new program languages, […]

Sinead Fernandes: A leader breaking barriers

When Sinead Fernandes walks into her Digital Logic Design class at Florida Polytechnic University, she finally feels like she belongs. She is no longer seen as the techie foreign girl she remembers from middle school-but a bright student leader with a remarkable future. Fernandes excels not only academically, but she is also a leader on […]

Alex Kiss: Building a career on computer passion

After graduation, Alex Kiss will be joining the global manufacturing services company Jabil in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a full-time job as a cyber-security analyst.

Editor’s Note: This story is one of a series of stories featuring several of Florida Poly’s Class of 2018 graduates. Growing up, Alex Kiss watched his uncle build computers for neighbors and friends. “I thought it was the coolest thing in the world,” said Kiss. “I couldn’t believe you could go from almost nothing, put […]

New Student Development Center opens at Florida Poly

Students at Florida Polytechnic University have a new state-of-the-art facility designed enhance their on-campus experience. The Student Development Center (SDC) is located at 4600 Polytechnic Circle and officially opened its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The 8,600 square feet building shaped like a Phoenix, which is Florida Poly’s mascot, has a strength and cardio training […]

Marine Sergeant rediscovers passion for engineering at Florida Poly

David Dure

David Duré walks the hallways of Florida Polytechnic University like a man on a mission. And at age 30, his career mission is very clear: to become an aerospace military contractor. The Marine veteran will graduate from Florida Poly in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. This summer he’ll intern with Goldman […]

Florida Poly student earns stellar opportunity in Space exploration

  Florida Poly junior Payton Barnwell is about to expand her career wings into an out-of-this-world internship, as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Brooke Owens Fellowship. The program awards internships and senior mentorships to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. A total of 41 young leaders from major research universities, […]

Florida Poly holds its biggest Career Internship Fair to date

  Florida Polytechnic University welcomed a record number of companies for its third annual Career and Internship Fair held on Tuesday, Feb. 20. A total of 50 employers participated in the event this year, up from 26 in 2017 and 13 companies in 2016. Over 350 students took advantage of the opportunity and attended the […]

Florida Poly students dominate statewide awards with environmental research

Seven of the ten science and engineering students selected to receive the prestigious Hays Travel Award are from Florida Polytechnic University. The award, given by the Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS) Council, enables the students to attend and present their research projects at the FAS Annual Conference on March 9, 2018 at Barry University in […]

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