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Florida Poly Introduces New Autonomous Vehicles Course in Partnership with MIT

LAKELAND, Fla. – The technology behind self-driving cars is coming to life soon at Florida Polytechnic University. A brand new course called “Autonomous Systems and Self-Driving Vehicles” starts in the Spring 2017 semester.  Dr. Dean Bushey, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel with more than 10 years of experience developing and advancing autonomous systems, will […]

Tech Leaders Discuss Entrepreneurship, Disruptive Tech at Florida Poly’s First In-Person #STEMTalks

Founder behind cutting-edge fingerprint sensor addresses University partners and students. LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University today held its first in-person #STEMTalks event titled “Disrupting Markets, One Person – or Fingerprint – at a Time,” with a keynote by Co-founder and CEO of K4Connect F. Scott Moody, one of the founders behind the fingerprint sensor […]

FDOT Announces Partnership with Florida Polytechnic University to Develop SunTrax Test Facility

Tallahassee – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Jim Boxold today announced a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University to construct the new, state-of-the-art transportation technology testing facility, SunTrax. The creation of this facility will establish Florida as a transportation technology leader and create a high-tech hub for the research, development and testing […]

Florida Poly’s IST Building Named One of World’s 16 Most “Breathtaking”

University’s signature structure adds more recognition to 20-plus awards LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building in Lakeland now ranks as one of the 16 “most breathtaking” buildings in the world, according to a survey of architects, placing it alongside iconic structures such as the Parthenon in Greece, the […]

Florida Poly Wins Prestigious Environmental Health & Safety Campus Award

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has won a prestigious national health and safety award for developing a campus program that improves sustainability and recycling in its chemistry labs. The University’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff worked alongside students to design the “Reducing Waste in Chemical Labs” project which allows the waste for one […]

President-Designate Negron Hears from Florida Poly Students, Faculty and Administrators

Incoming Senate President Spends Time at Florida’s Newest University During 4-Day Statewide Tour Tallahassee–Florida Senate President-Designate Joe Negron (R-Stuart) visited Florida Polytechnic University as part of his 4-day listening tour of the State University System of Florida. Senator Negron requested a tour of the University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology Building and asked to hear […]

Florida Poly’s IST Building Recognized Globally for Architectural Innovation

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology building in Lakeland has earned more than 20 architectural and engineering awards since its completion, often beating out a number of billion-dollar construction projects across the global architectural scene. While the IST Building was completed just a year and a half ago, it is […]

University of Tennessee visits FIPR

Students from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the University of Tennessee are part of a collaborative research effort within the Critical Materials Institute to develop methods of Rare Earth Element extraction. Dave Desimone (left), Nick Dement and Taylor Forrest (right) prepare samples for further analysis at the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s IST Building Wins National Steel Building Award

(Chicago, IL) – The Innovation, Science and Technology Building (IST) at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Fla., has earned national recognition in the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute […]

Innovation, Science & Technology Building Wins Top International Design Award

The Innovation, Science & Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University has been honored with the 2015 International Architectural Award, the world’s most prestigious building award for innovative designs. Florida Poly’s iconic oval structure was designed by Spanish architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava and is distinguished by a white steel pergola that rings the building and a […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s Signature Building Featured in Nationwide TV Commercial

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s distinctive classroom building under construction is the backdrop for a new TV commercial for Chrysler Ram trucks that began airing nationally on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building is featured prominently in the new ad campaign as an example of a “modern marvel” for […]

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