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.

  • Internship sparks excitement for remote coding work

    Jul 31, 2020

    The technical know-how that senior Arthur Gelman sharpened in his computer science courses at Florida Polytechnic University is being put into practice this summer in a remote internship with MMG Fusion, a marketing and technology company based in Severna Park, Maryland.

  • 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).

  • Weather the season’s storms with strong hurricane prep

    Jul 29, 2020

    As the National Hurricane Center tracks Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, it's a good time to revisit your personal disaster preparedness plans. The atmospheric disturbance is expected to become Tropical Storm Isaias soon and possibly make landfall in Florida by this weekend.

  • New Phoenix Flight internship program guides student entrepreneurs

    Jul 27, 2020

    Students who have a great idea and the drive to make it become a reality are finding support this summer with Phoenix Flight, Florida Polytechnic University's new entrepreneurial internship program.

  • Cutting-edge research at Florida Poly’s FIPR Institute featured on television

    Jul 27, 2020

    Research underway at Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR), a research entity within Florida Polytechnic University, was featured on “Action News Jax” as part of an investigative report on the future production of rare earth elements in the United States.

  • Florida Poly senior helps inspire children's love for STEM

    Jul 24, 2020

    Juliana Laurin is using her passion for STEM to encourage children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Her summer internship with Stemwerx is focused on creating an engaging experience for elementary-age kids through an innovative virtual book about engineering.

  • Florida Poly's new Scatter Band prepares to soar

    Jul 22, 2020

    Students will have a fun, new musical outlet for their time and talent when Florida Polytechnic University kicks off its fall semester.

  • 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.

  • Programming Club empowers students for success in competitive hackathons

    Jul 17, 2020

    Hackathons are a way of life at Florida Polytechnic University. The Programming Club is making sure students from all majors have the tools they need to join in and succeed at its upcoming Code of the Phoenix Mini Hackathon on July 25.