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Florida Poly Foundation Supports Women in STEM with Inaugural Lunch & Lab

  The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation and the University’s Women in STEM Program launched their Inaugural Women in STEM Lunch & Lab on Monday, March 14, at the University’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building, to help women in STEM professions build meaningful networks and recognize opportunities within high-tech fields. Open to the public, the sold-out […]

Florida Poly Students Host Second Annual Pi Run to Support Student Scholarships

Florida Polytechnic University students organized and hosted the second annual Florida Poly Pi Run, which featured a scenic 3.14-mile course around the campus and award-winning Innovation, Science and Technology Building. More than 100 runners participated in this year’s race. The annual Pi Run was open to all University students, faculty and employees, as well as […]

New Applied Research Center at Florida Poly Approved in Education Budget

Funding must still be ratified by full House and Senate and signed by Governor Scott LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is appropriated $5 million in the State Legislature’s education budget to begin work on a brand new Applied Research Center on its Lakeland campus. The center will house research laboratories, teaching labs, and offices […]

Top 5 Sustainability Questions We’re Answering at Florida Poly’s #STEMTalks

Florida Polytechnic University is hosting its second spring edition of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, at 7 p.m. on March 24, titled, “The Sustainability Gap: What it Means for Future Generations.” A panel of Florida Poly professors will discuss energy harvesting, storage and delivery as the topic of sustainability becomes increasingly critical. Here are five questions […]

Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board Member Recognized for Entrepreneurial Spirit

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University congratulates Foundation Board Member President of American Compliance Technologies, Inc. (A.C.T.) Rob Kincart for being selected to the 2016 Gator100 fastest growing companies. The Gator100, sponsored by the University of Florida (UF)’s Warrington College of Business and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of leading […]

Internship Fair Benefits Students, Industry Partners

Kyle Spomer didn’t have to look far this week for a summer internship. The Electrical Engineering sophomore just walked 30 feet down the hall when class ended and into the Internship Fair on Tuesday. “It was super convenient having this here on campus,” Spomer said. Spomer was one of dozens of students who networked and […]

Students Take A Stand Against Hazing

Students made a public pledge Tuesday not to create a hazing tradition at Florida Polytechnic University. To back up that pledge, students added their handprint in paint to a long white banner entitled “These Hands Don’t Haze.” Organizers are arranging for the banner to be on display as a physical reminder of the students’ commitment. […]

Top 5 Moments from the Spring Installment of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout

Florida Polytechnic University hosted #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, on February 4, 2015 titled, “Debunking Pop Culture Myths from Core Science Facts.” The Hangout featured Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Athanasios Gentimis; Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Jaspreet Singh Dhau;  and Associate Professor of Engineering, Dr. David Foster. The panelists discussed topics related to popular science fictions […]

Florida Polytechnic University Signs Historic Education Partnerships to Recruit International Students

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has signed historic education agreements with organizations in Brazil and Morocco as part of its efforts to recruit international students to the university. The memoranda of understanding (MOUs) will help the universities develop student and faculty exchange programs, student internships, and joint research projects. The MOU with the Centro […]

Florida Poly’s IST Building Recognized Globally for Architectural Innovation

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology building in Lakeland has earned more than 20 architectural and engineering awards since its completion, often beating out a number of billion-dollar construction projects across the global architectural scene. While the IST Building was completed just a year and a half ago, it is […]

FIPR 2016 Workshop on Rare Earth Elements and Uranium from Phosphate Ore

The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) Institute of Florida Polytechnic University hosted the “2016 Workshop on Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and Uranium from Phosphate Ore” for the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) on January 19 -20, 2016 in Bartow, Florida. This meeting was attended by 48 top researchers from many of CMI’s member organizations, including […]

We’re Debunking Sci-Fi Myths: 5 Questions We’re Exploring at Florida Poly’s #STEMTalks

Florida Polytechnic University is hosting its spring edition of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, at 7 p.m. on February 4, 2016 titled, “Debunking Pop Culture Myths from Core Science Facts.” A panel of Florida Poly professors will discuss topics related to the science portrayed in movies like The Martian and Back to the Future. Here are […]

Students Travel to Tallahassee to Help Shape Future of High-Tech Learning

Annual Florida Poly Day at the Capitol gives students a platform to share ideas for research and entrepreneurship LAKELAND, Fla. (January 19, 2015) – Nearly three dozen Florida Polytechnic University students and officials descended on the Capitol Tuesday to share their vision for the future of research and innovation at the state’s only university dedicated […]

University of Tennessee visits FIPR

Students from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the University of Tennessee are part of a collaborative research effort within the Critical Materials Institute to develop methods of Rare Earth Element extraction. Dave Desimone (left), Nick Dement and Taylor Forrest (right) prepare samples for further analysis at the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute […]