• Polk County leader joins Florida Poly Foundation Board

    Feb 17, 2022

    Ana Wood, waste and recycling director for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for more than 20 years, has joined the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Her appointment was confirmed unanimously by the Florida Poly Board of Trustees during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

  • Tech, business leader urges students to "go big"

    Feb 16, 2022

    The adaptability, technological know-how, and big dreams of Florida Polytechnic University students make them poised to be the creators of the world's next big thing. That was the message Adrian Muhammad, managing partner of Jackson | Shah & Company, had for students during the return of the Innovation Speaker Series at the University on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

  • Florida Poly Foundation Board welcomes members with finance, governmental expertise

    Sep 15, 2021

    Investment executive Cady Johnson and government relations professional Justin Hollis have joined the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Their membership was confirmed unanimously by the Florida Poly Board of Trustees during its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

  • Duke Energy grant to bolster cybersecurity engineering at Florida Poly

    Aug 2, 2021

    The new cybersecurity engineering program at Florida Polytechnic University has received a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to fund a portion of a new cyber-physical systems lab.

  • New members add tech-industry insight to Florida Poly Foundation Board

    Jun 15, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Three new members have been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board. Michael Tschanz, Adrian Muhammad, and Ryan Whittemore contribute their expertise in engineering, technology, industry, and entrepreneurism to the Foundation's Board of Directors.

  • Florida Poly scholars program receives $1.5 million gift

    May 12, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla - A scholarship program, supporting talented students in achieving their technology-fueled goals at Florida Polytechnic University, received a significant boost from the family of one of the school's first and biggest advocates.

  • Students get taste of tech start-up life at Embarc Collective

    Mar 30, 2021

    Embarc Collective, a Tampa Bay education nonprofit that helps startup businesses build scalable, successful companies, opened its doors to Florida Polytechnic University students recently and offered them a peek at the possibilities for those considering an entrepreneurial future.

  • Trailblazing leaders honored at Florida Poly's 2021 Women in STEM Awards

    Mar 26, 2021

    Four women who have made an indelible impact on Florida Polytechnic University were honored at the University's 2021 Women in STEM Awards on Thursday, March 25.

  • Founding Trustee's donation supports first-generation scholars

    Jan 26, 2021

    When a vision for the first state university dedicated entirely to STEM began to blossom in 2012, Robert Gidel was tapped to join Florida Polytechnic University's first Board of Trustees and help guide the creation of the new institution.

  • Leaders inspire, share successes at Women in STEM panel

    Oct 28, 2020

    A group of women enjoying success in the classroom, academia, and industry joined on Tuesday, Oct. 27 to share their experiences and inspire the next generation of female STEM leaders at a virtual Women in STEM panel discussion.