News

  • Combat robotics team ready to take on international rivals

    Aug 4, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Combat Robotics Division of Florida Polytechnic University's Purple Fire Robotics club is ready for a challenge unlike any it has ever faced.

  • Virtual orientation to give new Phoenixes a soaring start

    Jul 2, 2020

    Restrictions on in-person gatherings won't stop incoming freshmen and transfer students from getting to know the Florida Polytechnic University campus and way of life before their first day of classes this fall.

  • New Phoenix rises into existence at Florida Poly

    Jun 26, 2020

    A bolder, more energized Florida Polytechnic University Phoenix was unveiled on June 26, culminating a thoughtful design process that incorporated student opinions and guidance.

  • Data science researchers at Florida Poly work to improve online community use

    May 6, 2020

    Surfing social media and delving into digital post comments can lead web users to strange or unwanted places. Dr. Rei Sanchez-Arias, an assistant professor of data science and business analytics at Florida Polytechnic University, is working to make these digital networks more meaningful and orderly.

  • 2020 graduate builds next generation of esports champs

    Apr 20, 2020

    When Matthew Santalla was a high school student in Orlando, he saw an emerging potential in video games and took his game play seriously. With hard work and late nights spent gaming, he soon played "Call of Duty" at the amateur professional level.

  • Florida Poly alum drives students to academic and career success

    Mar 9, 2020

    Editor's note: This story is part of a series of feature stories that highlight diversity on Florida Poly's campus and celebrate Women's History Month. The desire to be part of something bold and new drove Lindsey Schwemmin '18 to join Florida Polytechnic University as part of its inaugural class of students in 2014.

  • Purple Fire Robotics battles to number one in statewide competition

    Feb 28, 2020

    For the first time, the Purple Fire Robotics Club got to enjoy the sweet taste of victory. The Florida Polytechnic University team not only grabbed its first win in a statewide combat tournament, but they crushed their competitors on their way to becoming undeniable battle champions.

  • Florida Poly partnership enhances training of Latin American business execs

    Feb 18, 2020

    CEOs, owners, and other business leaders from five Latin American countries explored the Florida Polytechnic University campus and learned tools to improve their corporate operations on Feb. 14 as part of Experiencia Set.

  • Student entrepreneurs wow industry at eMerge Americas Pitch Night

    Feb 12, 2020

    Student entrepreneurs showed off their big ideas to a panel of Florida business leaders Feb. 10 during the first Florida Polytechnic University and eMerge Americas Startup Pitch Night in Lakeland, Florida, at the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building.

  • Florida Poly students suit up for success at career clothing event

    Feb 6, 2020

    Students hoping to present a polished image to interviewers browsed through racks of donated professional clothing during Florida Polytechnic University's annual Career Services Clothing Rack event on Feb. 5 at the Innovation, Science, and Technology building in Lakeland, Florida.