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Florida Poly’s bookless library attracts international interest

Florida Polytechnic University Bookless Library

Florida Polytechnic University’s bookless library was at the center of an international discussion in Mexico focused on the creation and development of university libraries around the world.

Undergraduate research opens doors to prestigious opportunity

Dr. Green with student

Valinteshley Pierre is headed to the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences this summer, where he’ll join a select group of students nationwide taking part in its prestigious internship program. Since coming to Florida Polytechnic University in 2015, he has taken advantage of every opportunity available to collaborate with professors on research projects.

Florida Poly developing ‘Happy Suit’ for Astronauts

Faculty and students at Florida Polytechnic University are developing a critical component for the next generation of spacesuits that will not only make astronauts more comfortable and efficient, but will also keep them happy. Depression is a major problem in space, as astronauts can be adversely affected by factors like insufficient exercise, excessive exposure to […]

Florida Poly at Center of Self-Driving Vehicle Hearing in Washington D.C.

The president of Florida Polytechnic University, Dr. Randy K. Avent, was invited to testify at the Senate hearing on autonomous vehicles hosted by the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The hearing entitled “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” will be held on Wednesday Jan. 24, starting at 10 a.m. in Washington D.C. Watch real-time […]

Florida Poly President joins effort to promote high-tech industries in Central Florida

Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, will play a meaningful role in advancing high-tech economic growth in our region as the new member of The Florida High Tech Corridor Council.  The Corridor is an economic initiative that stretches across 23 counties, with the purpose of developing a stronger high-tech industry through partnerships […]

Florida Poly Chief of Police Selected to Lead Polk County Police Chiefs Association

Florida Polytechnic University Police Chief Richard A. Holland has been selected to head the Polk County Police Chiefs Association. He served as the vice president in 2017. Holland was sworn in during the 36th Polk County Police Chief’s Association Annual Installation of Officers Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Polytechnic University campus located […]

From Tech Solution to Thriving Business. Students Given the Tools to Entrepreneurial Success.

It’s easy to dream big. Creating a real, marketable product from that idea is a different story. “It’s important to understand your personal goal. What do you want to create in the world?” explains Justin Heacock, Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic University. Giving students the tools and coaching they need to bring their ideas […]

Top Engineering Conference Chooses Florida Poly Professor for Keynote

Florida Polytechnic University Professor of Data Analytics Dr. Robert Steele delivered a keynote speech at the 8th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON 2017), on October 21 at Columbia University in New York. Fellow keynote speakers included other distinguished experts in analytics and computational systems […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Christina Drake | Florida Poly

  Florida drivers may soon be safer on the road thanks to Dr. Christina Drake, Assistant Professor of Electrical, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Florida Poly. Her research interests – which include novel materials and sensors based on meta-material-based approaches; low-cost imagers and sensors; and biologically inspired or incorporated sensors and platforms – have already […]

Florida Poly Professor Flies Into Hurricane Harvey

Florida Poly Professor Hurricane Harvey

  A Florida Polytechnic University professor had a direct impact last week on forecasting Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path through south Texas. Dr. Suleiman Alsweiss was a scientist at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research, part of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), prior to joining Florida Poly as a professor of Electrical Engineering. […]

What Florida Poly Can Offer Students: A Conversation with Richy

I’m Richy Truncale, admissions counselor at Florida Poly covering the greater Tampa Bay area. I’ve worked for Florida Poly since July, spending most of my time on the road visiting high schools and speaking with students about the opportunities available at Florida Poly. I visit about 10 to 12 schools a week, speaking with counselors […]

Fourth Bio Expo Wraps With Award Ceremony

An innovative idea for creating nylon from shrimp shells was among the winners of Florida Polytechnic University’s fourth Bio Expo. The Expo is one of the longest standing traditions at Florida Poly, and an introduction for new students to the university’s belief in tying all classes — including core requirements — back to science, technology, […]

Florida Polytechnic University Growth Requires More Space for Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent presented to the State University System Board of Governors today plans for the new university’s next major campus development – an Applied Research Center (ARC). The ARC will unite students, faculty and industry partners in the pursuit of cutting-edge research to advance technology and […]

Dr. Terry Parker Serves as Provost at Florida Polytechnic University

As Provost of Florida Polytechnic University, Dr. Terry Parker oversees all aspects of the academic experience, from recruiting students and steering curriculum, to hiring professors and securing research grants amid Florida Poly’s growth. Parker most recently served as the Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines, one of the world’s leading […]

Florida Poly’s Board of Trustees Chairman Joins Prominent Transportation Association Hall of Fame

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees Chairman, Frank T. Martin, has been inducted in the 2016 American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Hall of Fame. The APTA Awards Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring individuals who have long and distinguished careers in the transportation industry and have made extraordinary contributions to public transportation […]

Florida Poly Employees Admitted to Leadership Programs

Two prestigious leadership development programs have selected Florida Polytechnic University employees for upcoming classes. Mary Church, assistant director of development, has been admitted to Leadership Tampa Bay. Jessica Throckmorton, government relations and external affairs coordinator, was selected for Leadership Orlando. “I am excited to be part of an elite group of leaders from the Hillsborough, […]

Founder Behind Cutting-Edge Fingerprint Technology to Speak at Florida Poly

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is pleased to feature Co-founder and CEO of K4Connect, F. Scott Moody, as keynote speaker at its industry partnership and thought leadership event on September 30. Moody is best known as the co-founder and former chairman/CEO of AuthenTec, a leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology, which was acquired by […]

Florida Polytechnic University Names Dr. Terry Parker as Provost

Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Terry Parker as Provost for Florida Poly, effective September 1. Parker is a long-time academic leader and engineering researcher who most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines, one of the world’s […]

Florida Poly Foundation Board Member Goes Cross-Country, Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

Florida Polytechnic University is pleased to recognize one of its prominent Foundation Board members, Dr. Sijo Parekattil, Co-Director of the PUR clinic, for completing a remarkable cross-country “Drive for Men’s Health” road trip, raising awareness of men’s health issues. Their trip also helped raise financial support for men’s health research and the Florida Polytechnic University […]

Florida Polytechnic University Elects New Chairman and Vice Chairman to the Board of Trustees

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has appointed transportation executive Frank T. Martin as its new Board Chairman. Attorney Don Wilson has been appointed Vice Chairman. Both appointments are for two-year terms that run until 2018. “Florida Poly is known for recruiting and attracting the best and the brightest, and that […]

Director Looks At Safety From Every Angle

One of the most common phrases Renee Michel hears as the safety officer for Florida Polytechnic University is, “I didn’t think about that.” But looking at safety from every angle is what Renee does. That’s why there’s a special refrigerator in the lab that doesn’t create potentially explosive static discharge. It’s why the labs in […]

Top 5 Moments from the “The Sustainability Gap: What it Means for Future Generations”

Florida Polytechnic University’s most recent Google+ Hangout explored ways future generations can reduce the world’s consumption of natural resources by adopting green technologies. Leading the discussion “The Sustainability Gap: What is Means for Future Generations” was Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jaspreet Singh Dhau; Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ryan Integlia; Assistant Professor of Physics, Sesha […]

Florida Poly Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Trustees

LAKELAND, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has appointed three new members to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees. Phillip Dur, Henry McCance and Cliff Otto were all appointed to vacant seats for terms beginning March 24, 2016, and ending June 30, 2021. “Florida Poly is pleased to welcome these esteemed individuals to our Board […]

An Octopus’ Guide to Cybersecurity

  There is a lot students can learn about cybersecurity from an octopus. The underwater creatures are masters of mimicking their surroundings to both snag their next meal and stay hidden from predators. There’s an obvious application there for hackers snooping around a network, says Dr. Melba Horton, Assistant Professor of Biology at Florida Polytechnic […]

Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board Member Recognized for Entrepreneurial Spirit

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University congratulates Foundation Board Member President of American Compliance Technologies, Inc. (A.C.T.) Rob Kincart for being selected to the 2016 Gator100 fastest growing companies. The Gator100, sponsored by the University of Florida (UF)’s Warrington College of Business and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of leading […]