• Florida PolyCon brings geeky, comic fun back to Lakeland

    Mar 16, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University's unique daylong celebration of comics, anime, videogames, movies, and all things geek returns to the Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, March 19.

  • Florida Poly receives $2.05 million infusion during inaugural Giving Day

    Mar 15, 2022

    More than $2 million was raised to support Florida Polytechnic University scholarships, academic departments, and student organizations during the University's inaugural Giving Day on Monday, March 14.

  • Female leaders lauded at annual Women in STEM Awards

    Mar 11, 2022

    Three women who carved their place in male-dominated STEM fields such as engineering, data science, and technology were recognized at Florida Polytechnic University's annual Women in STEM Awards luncheon on Thursday, March 10.

  • Global tech visionary to speak at Florida Poly's 2022 commencement

    Mar 2, 2022

    The Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios, a renowned thought leader in electrical engineering, former assistant secretary of defense, and former vice president of IBM Research, has been named speaker for Florida Polytechnic University's spring 2022 commencement.

  • International autonomous vehicle conference set to roll into Florida Poly

    Feb 22, 2022

    Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology will take center stage at Florida Polytechnic University on March 7-9 at an international conference focusing on advances in this rapidly evolving field. Global leaders in transportation, CAV innovation, and infrastructure will take part in the event.

  • 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.

  • Florida Poly sees 30% surge in applications for the second year in a row

    Feb 8, 2022

    The number of freshmen applying to Florida Polytechnic University has leapt 30% ahead of the same point in 2021 while out-of-state applications are up 61%. The surge comes as many higher education institutions across the country continue to struggle with enrollment.

  • 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.

  • Florida Poly department chair joins prestigious journal's editorial board

    Jan 25, 2022

    Dr. Bruce Jacob, an internationally recognized researcher and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University, has joined the editorial board of IEEE Access.

  • FIPR secures $150K grant to create U.S. source of critical rare earth elements

    Jan 11, 2022

    The production of computers, solar panels, smartphones, electric cars, and more all rely on a steady supply of rare earth elements. China currently supplies most of the world's rare earth elements, but a new Department of Energy grant awarded to Florida Polytechnic University's Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR) aims to change that.