News

  • Florida Poly's incoming class grows despite unprecedented times

    Aug 17, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is ready to begin the new academic year with gains in both quantity and quality of its incoming class, despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19 and the economic downturn.

  • 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.

  • Autonomous golf cart gets rolling at Florida Poly

    Jul 30, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - A team of researchers at Florida Polytechnic University is turning a disused golf cart into a solar-powered autonomous vehicle that will be used to advance cutting-edge research for years to come. The project is funded by the University's Advanced Mobility Institute and will be used to support a $350,000 National Science Foundation award to develop a large-scale Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation facility for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

  • Florida Poly partners with Florida Funders to continue evolving the Sunshine State into the Startup State

    Jul 20, 2020

    Lakeland, Fla. - July 20, 2020 - Florida Polytechnic University, known for shaping the state's future STEM talent, today announces a partnership with Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network, to provide the next generation of students with meaningful connections in the technology startup industry.

  • Former Saddle Creek CEO named Florida Poly Board of Trustees chair

    Jun 30, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has a new chair. Trustee Cliff Otto, former CEO of Saddle Creek Logistics Services, has been named chair for a two-year term. Trustee Mark Bostick will serve as vice chair.

  • University ready to restart vibrant campus life

    Jun 23, 2020

    ORLANDO, Fla. - On Tuesday, the Florida Board of Governors approved Florida Polytechnic University's plan for resuming its on-campus operations in the fall.

  • Scholarship named for departing Trustee creates opportunity for African American students

    Jun 4, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - A new scholarship named for Florida Polytechnic University Trustee Frank T. Martin is designed to provide more opportunity to African American students and help them achieve their STEM career ambitions.

  • Florida Poly works to protect healthcare workers amid COVID-19 crisis

    Apr 8, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - A team of Florida Polytechnic University faculty, staff, and students is working to build critical personal protection equipment for clinicians treating patients amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The effort is in partnership with AdventHealth and will help address the shortage of protective supplies facing healthcare organizations nationwide.

  • Florida Poly sees exceptional rise in applications

    Jan 22, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is experiencing a significant increase in the number of students applying to become Phoenixes. At only two-thirds of the way through the 2020 recruitment cycle, the University has received 31% more freshman applications compared to this time last year. This includes a 44% increase in applicants from out of state.

  • Florida Poly's FIPR Institute to donate megalodon and other fossils to local schools

    Dec 12, 2019

    BARTOW, Fla. - Children at schools and libraries in Polk and Hillsborough counties soon will be able to uncover real, prehistoric megalodon teeth, whale vertebrae, seashells, and mollusks - all between 5 million and 24 million years old.