Florida Poly News

2014

How to Become an Electrical Engineer: A Counselor’s Perspective

Students often ask counselors how to become an electrical engineer, or what do you need to become an electrical engineer. While it can vary from person to person, we’ve put together a guide for those looking to pursue an engineering degree. An electrical engineer degree is one of the most popular degree choices for college […]

Is Electrical Engineering Hard?

An electrical engineering degree is a study of one of the most dynamic branches of engineering and focuses on the application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. As a career, electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. Electrical engineers are the individuals who […]

Three Florida Poly Teams Win “Shark Tank” Style Competition

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is spurring innovation as the organizer and host of an invention competition, similar to the reality show “Shark Tank.” Nine student teams from Florida Polytechnic’s College of Engineering showcased their inventions to a panel of industry experts on Thursday, but only the top three teams won the grand prize […]

Florida Polytechnic University: Already a Family Tradition

Many high school students see college as time to set out on their own, to say goodbye to Mom and Dad and experience independence for the first time. But not Makala Quinn. For her, college has become a family affair.  Makala is a freshman at Florida Polytechnic University studying Health Informatics and Cyber Security – […]

How is Computer Science Different from Computer Engineering?

When it comes to STEM education, one question that constantly arises is the difference between computer science and computer engineering. When selecting the appropriate major, it’s important to understand what makes each area of study distinct. Computer Science What is computer science engineering? Computer science is the study of how instructions and data are processed and […]

Top 3 Reasons to Choose an Engineering Degree

It’s a big decision – and may well determine your career and professional future. Some may say, one of the biggest decisions of your life. Your passion may be to develop streamlined processes, to solve complex problems, or to generate models via technology. A degree in engineering enables you to make impact, and perhaps change […]

The Future of Semiconductor Jobs

They’re found in everything – from the watches we wear, to the computers we work on, to the vehicles we drive. Semiconductor technology has helped industries transform and played a huge role in the history of communication technology. Today, electronic devices are smaller, faster and more reliable, thanks to semiconductors engineering jobs. We expect to […]

Robotics Epidemic Comes to Florida Poly Campus

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University welcomed more than 100 prominent scientists and physicians from around the world to its campus over the weekend as the host of the Multispecialty Robotic Microsurgery Symposium. The event was part of the fourth annual conference of the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES). University President Dr. Randy […]

The Future of Semiconductor Technology

The semiconductor technology industry is a fast-growing and exciting field in the world of technology. As new generations of semiconductor technology progress, including advancements in fields such as power electronics, microelectronics, medical diagnostic tools, and automotive electric hybrids, the future of semiconductor technology will continue to evolve and broaden at a rapid pace. Semiconductor Technology: […]

Florida Poly Students Enjoy Free Bus Rides as the Polytechnic Circuit Express Celebrates Grand Opening

  LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University students, faculty and staff have free access to the Polytechnic Circuit Express, thanks to a partnership that officially kicked off Wednesday between the University, Polk Transit and the Cities of Lakeland and Auburndale. A 32-passenger bus provided by the Cities of Lakeland and Auburndale will now connect the […]

Interesting Semiconductors Process Engineer Jobs

Selecting which college degree to pursue can be an exciting and sometimes, overwhelming process. From electrical engineeringdegrees to a computer engineering degree, it’s important to understand which degree programs are offered at your university, and the potential post-graduate career opportunities in that field. In addition, faculty advisors can be a valuable resource when making your […]

Florida Polytechnic President Highlights University-Industry Collaborations at Central Florida Development Council’s Annual Dinner

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic President Dr. Randy K. Avent addressed Polk County political and industry leaders at the Central Florida Development Council’s annual dinner Oct. 3rd, in a keynote speech highlighting the University’s dual mission to be both an academic leader and economic catalyst. Speaking to more than 250 leaders and dignitaries at […]

September Campus Photos

Photos by Aerial Innovations Florida Polytechnic University September campus photos.

Get Your Application in Early, Associate Admissions Director Advises

Summer break just ended, yet it’s not too early for high school seniors to seriously focus on their top choices for colleges and universities. Applying early gives candidates the opportunity for an early decision and puts them first in line for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. As Associate Director of Admissions at Florida […]

August Campus Photos

  Florida Polytechnic University August campus photos.

Florida Polytechnic Officially Opens with LAUNCH Celebration

Photo: (L-R) University President Dr. Randy K. Avent, Chief Operating Officer Ava L. Parker, Provost Ghazi Darkazalli, Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair Robert H. Gidel and the Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees launch Florida’s newest university dedicated exclusively to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is now officially […]

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

ARMONK, NY and Lakeland, Fla. – August 13, 2014 – Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. Florida Polytechnic University is the newest addition to the […]

FIPR Institute Assists Odyssey Marine Exploration in Underwater Phosphorite Study

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute at Florida Polytechnic University recently assisted Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in deep-ocean mineral exploration, in testing and measuring phosphorite core samples from an underwater deposit. Researchers at FIPR conducted metallurgical testing and chemical analysis for an independent technical report on the Oceanica […]

Florida Polytechnic Inks Mosaic as Latest Industry Partner Supporting Students and Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has joined Florida Polytechnic University as its latest industry partner. Florida Polytechnic officials, including President Dr. Randy K. Avent, welcomed Mosaic leaders, including Gary N. “Bo” Davis, Mosaic Senior Vice President, Phosphate Operations, during a partnership signing ceremony today at the university’s Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) […]

Florida Polytechnic Announces New Board of Trustees Chairman and Vice Chairman

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of R. Mark Bostick, president of Comcar Industries, as its new Board Chairman and Frank T. Martin, a senior transportation management executive, as the Vice Chairman. Both appointments are for two-year terms that run to July 31, 2016. Mr. Bostick, of […]

July Construction Updates

Florida Polytechnic Approves New Scholarship Model for 2015-2016 Academic Year

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University students beginning classes next year can once again count on financial support from the institution. The University’s Board of Trustees voted today to approve a new scholarship program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Incoming full-time undergraduate students will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000-$16,000 each academic year. Scholarships for full-time […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s Engineering and Robotics Camp to Host Graduation Ceremony

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has announced that the Medical Engineering and Robotics Innovation for Tomorrow (merit) program will conclude Thursday evening with a graduation ceremony and presentation of student projects at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. For a second summer, the merit program introduced area high school students to high-tech innovations with […]

The Board of Governors has confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent as Florida Polytechnic University’s first president

ORLANDO—The Board of Governors Thursday confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent to be the first leader of the State University System’s newest institution, Florida Polytechnic University. “The Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Avent to our State University System,” said Board Chair Mori Hosseini. “It is no small challenge to guide Florida’s first polytechnic university. But […]

Florida Polytechnic University Professor to Lecture at Global Nanotech Conference in Washington, D.C.

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University Professor Dr. Robert  MacCuspie is an invited speaker at the TechConnect World’s Nanotech conference in Washington, D.C., from June 15-18. Dr. MacCuspie, who directs the University’s Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials programs, will present a lecture on June 18 that explores “Measurement methods and approaches for studying silver nanomaterial release.” […]