• US News: Florida Poly ranked #1 public college in the region for 2nd straight year

    Sep 12, 2022

    For second year in a row, Florida Polytechnic University is ranked the No. 1 public college by U.S. News and World Report in the Southern region of the United States. In its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list, the University also ranked third among all top colleges in the region - both public and private.

  • Florida Poly's new state-of-the-art research building opens its doors

    Aug 18, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University today unveiled its new Applied Research Center, a cutting-edge facility that will strengthen Florida Poly's position as a premier STEM institution and an engine for economic development. The $47 million building substantially expands the University's research capabilities and will be instrumental to Florida Poly's mission to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.

  • Florida Poly to help improve access to high-speed internet in Polk County

    Jun 8, 2022

    Researchers at Florida Polytechnic University are working to help close the gaps in broadband connectivity in Polk County through a $250,000 feasibility study recently approved by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

  • Gary C. Wendt donates $2 million for new leadership initiatives at Florida Poly

    Apr 25, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University announced a $2 million gift from Trustee Gary C. Wendt to support the creation of new leadership initiatives for students.

  • Global AV technology leader shares insight on industry challenges, rewards, and female encouragement

    Mar 3, 2022

    Connected and autonomous vehicle technology experts will gather at Florida Polytechnic University on March 7-9 for the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Connected Vehicles. Among the industry leaders who will share their expertise in this quickly evolving field is Mary Joyce, global vice president and general manager of critical systems and mobility at UL, the global safety science leader.

  • Florida Poly president makes Tampa Bay's Power 100 list

    Jan 28, 2022

    Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, was named one of the most influential businesspeople in the Tampa Bay area by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The publication recently revealed its annual Power 100 list recognizing the region's most impactful business leaders.