• Florida Poly team on way to fully autonomous golf cart

    Nov 1, 2022

    A project to turn a standard golf cart into an autonomous vehicle has made a huge leap forward at Florida Polytechnic University. The students and faculty have successfully transformed the golf cart into a drive-by-wire vehicle - one that can be controlled by remote control.

  • Industry partnership advances cybersecurity, high-tech career opportunities

    Oct 28, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University students are gaining insider industry knowledge, improving career readiness, and finding valuable employment opportunities thanks to a partnership with KnowBe4, a global security awareness training and simulated phishing provider based in Clearwater, Florida.

  • Florida Poly president selected to prominent list of top influential leaders

    Oct 27, 2022

    For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, has been recognized as one of Florida's most influential leaders by Florida Trend magazine. The publication's annual Florida 500 list features the state's top leaders and executives across major industries.

  • IFF and Florida Poly celebrate construction of state-of-the-art Global Citrus Innovation Center

    Oct 25, 2022

    Today in a ceremonial presentation, IFF (NYSE:IFF) and Florida Polytechnic University laid the foundation for the new Citrus Innovation Center, located on the University's campus in Lakeland, Florida. The nearly 30,000-square-foot, standalone building will support global citrus research and development, and will include sensory and experience venues, research labs, processing, analytical departments, a fully equipped citrus garden and amenities for hosting customers and partners.

  • Avent appointed to Orlando Economic Partnership board

    Oct 20, 2022

    Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, recently was appointed to the board of Orlando Economic Partnership. The board works to unify community strategies to build a stronger, more prosperous economy for the Central Florida region.

  • Transfer students reach for personal success at Florida Poly

    Oct 19, 2022

    Gabriel Pinson's fascination with energy has taken him from a student at Pasco-Hernando State College to an oil and gas employee in Wyoming to his current role as a mechanical engineering student at Florida Polytechnic University.

  • Florida Poly Foundation Board adds members with industry, University insight

    Oct 18, 2022

    The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation's Board of Directors has welcomed the appointment of four members with expertise in engineering, information technology, law, and the University itself.

  • Students and employers connect at Fall Career and Internship Fair

    Oct 14, 2022

    Companies from all over the state looking for high-skilled interns and employees descended on Florida Polytechnic University's new Applied Research Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, for the annual Fall Career and Internship Fair.

  • Esteemed attorney named new Florida Poly VP and general counsel

    Oct 11, 2022

    Longtime attorney and higher education leader David Fugett has been named vice president and general counsel at Florida Polytechnic University. Fugett joins Florida Poly with more than 25 years of experience in law and a distinguished record of serving his community.

  • Compassion, purpose fuel campus worker's calling to help

    Oct 10, 2022

    As a maintenance technician, Jorge Velazquez is proud of his hard work helping to keep the Florida Polytechnic University campus running smoothly. But it's his volunteer work during evenings and weekends to help an impoverished community in Honduras that inspires and motivates him to keep pushing forward.