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Cutting-edge research at Florida Poly aims to save babies’ lives
ECG Research Florida Poly

Faculty and student researchers at Florida Polytechnic University are developing a breakthrough method that would result in more accurate maternal and fetal electro-cardiogram (ECG) signals, so that babies can be properly treated for cardiac defects diagnosed before birth.

Florida Polytechnic University establishes Advanced Mobility Institute
Suntrax-groundbreaking

Florida Polytechnic University announced the creation of its Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI), a university-affiliated technology research center focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology. AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country.

Orlando Tech Association and Orlando Magic host Florida Poly

At the request of the Orlando Regional Tech Association, Florida Polytechnic University President Randy K. Avent had the opportunity to share with area leaders the importance of partnering with the university. The Orlando Magic provided the venue by opening up its Innovation Lab at its corporate headquarters for the August 2018 event. Avent touched upon […]

Florida Poly Foundation announces new board members
New Foundation Board Members

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation announces the appointment of four new board members. Phillipa Greenberg, Jack Harrell, III, Michael B. Lawley, and Marlene O’Toole bring solid industry, entrepreneurial and technological expertise to its Board of Directors. Phillipa Greenberg is an early pioneer in commercializing computation. In 2016, she founded Next Machine, a […]

Top Tampa tech company strengthens connection with Florida Poly
Jack Berlin CEO Accusoft

Accusoft, a leading document and imaging software company based in Tampa, Florida, has solidified its partnership with Florida Polytechnic University through a gift of an endowed scholarship to help talented students with a financial need to pursue their dreams of a high-tech career. “I tell people all the time the most exciting thing to happen to the tech community in this area is Florida Poly, and I’ve said that at meetings and will continue to say that,” said Jack Berlin, Accusoft’s founder and chief executive officer.

Florida Poly welcomes back students in its most internationally diverse year
Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, greets incoming students during Move-In Day, Sunday, Aug. 19.

Florida Polytechnic University is now home to students from 24 countries and five continents, making this year its most diverse international student body to date. They are part of around 400 students joining Florida Poly in this new academic year, looking to become part of the next generation of high-tech leaders. The countries include Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, China, and India, among many others.

Algae expert presents at Florida Poly on rapidly growing industry

Dr. Ira Levine visited Florida Poly on August 13 to talk with students and employees about developing curriculum related to the growing and utilization of algae. Levine is the president and board chair of the Algae Foundation.

Florida Poly receives Duke Energy Foundation grant
Duke Energy Give 25K Scholarship

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will provide financial support for up to 50 high achieving students who have the goal of graduating with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree. The grant will be administered through the Florida Poly […]

Bringing together business, academia and government
SOFWERX Florida Poly Internships

Partnering with Florida industry is a critical component of Florida Polytechnic University’s commitment to student success. One of the many examples of this is its connection with SOFWERX, a non-profit located in Tampa, Florida, providing high-tech solutions for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Created in 2015, SOFWERX brings together small and large businesses, academia and […]

Florida Poly providing Draken International with the ‘missing link’
Draken International Partnership

What does Florida Polytechnic University have in common with adversary air training assets for the United States military? Turns out, more and more every day thanks to a partnership that is providing internships for Florida Poly students at Draken International.

2019 commencement date announced
Spring 2019 Commencement

We are pleased to announce that Spring 2019 Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at the RP Funding Center’s  George Jenkins Arena.

Florida Poly to Host International Conference on Environmental Technology

LAKELAND, Fla. – For the first time, leaders in academia, industry and government from the United States and India will come together at Florida Polytechnic University to discuss the most advanced research and development of green chemistry, engineering and technologies (GCET).

Boring Business Solutions makes Florida Poly a priority
Boring Business Systems

Boring Business Systems has been serving the Lakeland, Central Florida and Tampa areas since 1924. The company recently made a generous gift to Florida Polytechnic University. Dean Boring, its chief executive officer and president, is pictured with a Royal Typewriter, Model 10, from 1923.

Florida Poly to host international conference on green science and technology
GCET 2018 Conference

Leaders in academia, industry and government will come together for the first time at Florida Polytechnic University for the Green Chemistry, Engineering and Technologies (GCET) Conference hosted by Panjab University, in India, and Florida Polytechnic University. The two-day conference will be held July 18-19 at the Innovation, Science and Technology Building on Florida Poly’s campus in Lakeland.

Former Harvard faculty to lead unique Executive Leadership Course at Florida Poly

Participants will also learn from Florida Poly faculty members who will emphasize the role technology and innovation play in the skills needed for success in today’s business world.

Underrepresented high school students to get real Florida Poly experience at 1st Summer STEAM Boot Camp

LAKELAND, Fla. – For the first time, dozens of Polk County high school students will be staying in the residence halls at Florida Polytechnic University and learning from its faculty while attending the Summer STEAM Boot Camp, designed for first-generation college and underrepresented minorities. About 30 students will participate in the intense, week-long camp organized […]

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.

From dream to reality: Florida Poly awards degrees to 220 future STEM industry leaders
2018 Florida Poly Commencement

Full of excitement and pride, 220 Florida Polytechnic University students graduated today, May 4, most of whom were a part of university’s inaugural class. The spring 2018 commencement ceremony was held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

“Graduates, you are so special – not just because of your vision and pioneering spirit, but also because of the unique opportunities you’ve had as members of Florida Poly’s first group of students,” said university President, Dr. Randy K. Avent.

Robotics team impresses judges at international VEX competition
VEX Robotics Florida Poly Team

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic’s robotics team, Purple Fire, impressed the judges during their recent debut at the prestigious VEX Robotics World Championship, held April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. The team of eight students received the Judges Award, which is presented to the team that the judges decide is deserving of special recognition. The judges […]

Florida Polytechnic University to graduate its 1st four-year class
Florida Poly Graduation

LAKELAND, Fla. – More than 200 Florida Polytechnic University undergraduate and graduate students will be receiving degrees, as Florida’s newest public university graduates its inaugural class. Florida Poly’s Spring 2018 Commencement will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at the RP Funding Center (Youkey Theater), located at 701 W Lime St., Lakeland. […]

VEX robotics team to compete at world championship
Purple Fire VEX Robotics Team

Florida Polytechnic University has qualified for the first time to compete at the prestigious VEX Robotics World Championship, which is being held April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

A total of 87 robotics teams from all over the world will compete at the college level. Florida Poly’s Purple Fire robotics team is one of only two Florida teams that qualified. The University of Florida will also be represented.

Florida Poly employees honored with inaugural faculty and staff awards
Ablaze Employee Recognition Award Winners

Nearly a dozen Florida Polytechnic University employees are being recognized for their commitment and dedication in a variety of areas including teaching, research, and service to others…

Florida Poly students take 3rd place in statewide ‘Shark Tank’ style competition
A team of students from Florida Polytechnic University impressed the judges at the 2018 Governor's Cup and won third place

LAKELAND, Fla. – A team of students from Florida Polytechnic University impressed the judges at the 2018 Governor’s Cup and won third place and $1,000 with their innovative scanning device. The “Shark Tank” style competition featured teams from nine state universities. Andre Ripley, a junior computer engineering major from the U.S. Virgin Islands, John Sarnecky, […]

Florida Poly students making Winter Haven a ‘smart city’
Florida Poly senior Kyle Cook is leading a team of six students taking part in a smart communities assessment internship with the Winter Haven Economic Development Council.

LAKELAND, Fla. – A group of Florida Polytechnic University students have taken on the mission of making the City of Winter Haven a “smart community” to better prepare it for the challenges of the future. The Winter Haven Economic Development Council (WHEDC) partnered with the City of Winter Haven and Florida Polytechnic University to take […]

Hundreds of girls to immerse in STEM at Florida Poly

LAKELAND, Fla. – More than 300 Girl Scouts, and girls in general, will conquer the hallways and labs of Florida Polytechnic University on Saturday, April 14, for an exciting, hands-on event focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Florida Poly, the only public university in the state dedicated exclusively to STEM, will host STEMapalooza for […]