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Interview with Aubury Erickson

Florida Polytechnic University recently released Future Proof, a comprehensive digital innovation whitepaper on the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and its impact on Florida’s economy and education system. From business leader insights to the student perspective, Future Proof features a range of informative interviews. For example, Aubury Erickson, a student in Florida Poly’s […]

Student Presentations Recognized by Florida Academy of Sciences

Two Florida Polytechnic University students have been honored by the Florida Academy of Sciences for their poster presentations. Freshman Eric Vickers (pictured above) and sophomore James Mulharan presented their research posters at the 79th Annual Meeting of the FAS at Saint Leo University. Both students major in Electrical Engineering at Florida Poly. Eric’s poster presentation […]

Lakeland Middle School Student Creates Award-Winning Invention at Florida Poly’s 3D Printing Lab

LAKELAND, Fla. – Thirteen-year-old Christian Herman is proof that innovation can occur at any age. The Lakeland Christian School seventh-grader has invented a pencil grip that helps children improve their handwriting skills – and he’s done it with a little help from the lab team at Florida Polytechnic University. Constructed using one of Florida Poly’s […]

Florida Poly Students Vote on Top Four Mascot Concepts

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 10, 2015) – Florida Polytechnic University is one step closer to developing its official mascot. The school unveiled four final mascot concepts Monday afternoon, and hundreds of students will be voting on campus Tuesday beginning at noon for the mascot concept they like best. The final concepts include: The Hydra: Inspired by […]

Florida Poly Team Takes Third Place at UHack 2015

What if there were an app that actually distracted people from their mobile devices for some lively conversation? That is the mission of the aptly named Icebreaker, a mobile application developed by three Florida Poly students that took the third-place prize in the recent UHack 2015 competition at the University of Miami. Graduate student Jacob […]

Three Florida Poly Teams Win “Shark Tank” Style Competition

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is spurring innovation as the organizer and host of an invention competition, similar to the reality show “Shark Tank.” Nine student teams from Florida Polytechnic’s College of Engineering showcased their inventions to a panel of industry experts on Thursday, but only the top three teams won the grand prize […]

Impressive Inaugural Class Admitted to Florida Polytechnic University

LAKELAND, Fla. – The inaugural freshman class for Florida Polytechnic University is set, following the University’s application deadline for freshmen last week. All told, Florida Polytechnic received nearly 3,000 undergraduate applications and has admitted 923 freshman and transfer students. Of those admitted students, 500 have already committed to attend the new University in the fall. […]

Ryan Sullivan: Working with transfer students and their unique needs

I’m Ryan Sullivan, an admissions counselor at Florida Poly working exclusively with transfer students to answer their questions and address their unique needs. I want our transfer students to know that our generous scholarship program is available to all students, both freshmen and transfers. This can be a game changer for transfer students, because the […]

How Florida Poly Benefits Students and Parents: A Chat with Lauren

I’m Lauren Willison, and I’ve been an admissions counselor at Florida Polytechnic University since July. Before joining the Florida Poly recruitment team, I worked at Edison State College in several departments, including the student life, admissions and the orientation departments As an admissions counselor, I attend college fairs and talk with students and guidance counselors […]

Florida Poly Approves Scholarships for First Students

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University’s Board of Trustees voted today to approve the scholarship program for the 2014 class and will consider extending the program for additional classes. Incoming full-time undergraduate students to the new Florida Polytechnic University will receive scholarships valued at $5,000 per year for the first three years and $3,200 for the […]

14 Things About Lauren Willison

  Where were you born? Fort Myers, FL Where did you go to high school? North Fort Myers High School Were you in any organizations in high school? Yes, I played Volleyball, and was in the Environmental Club Where did you go to college? I received my Associate of Arts degree from Edison State College and […]

13 Things About Ryan Sullivan

  Where were you born? On the Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. My father was in the Air Force at the time. Where did you go to high school? I graduated from Glens Falls High School in Glens Falls, New York in 2004. Were you in any organizations in high school? I ran track […]

14 Things About Richard Truncale

  Where were you born? Franklin Square, New York Where did you go to high school? Nature Coast Technical High School Were you in any organizations in high school? Management Club, Key Club, Peer Helpers and Construction Club Where did you go to college? Saint Leo University – Saint Leo, Florida Which organizations were you […]

Students Are Enjoying the Merit Summer Robotics Program

The Medical Engineering and Robotics Innovation for Tomorrow (Merit) Summer Robotics Program is in full swing, and the students are having a blast so far! The four-week summer program allows high school students to learn about medical imaging, radiation, pharmacotherapy, renewable energy, sterilization, and surgical robotics. 

Admissions Team Set to Begin Student Recruitment Process!

Students eager to apply to Florida Poly won’t have to wait much longer, as two seasoned professionals have been hired to head up the recruitment and admissions process. Scott Rhodes has been named the new Executive Director of Admissions and Beth A. Pierpont is the Associate Director.

New Bill Will Help Florida Poly Prepare Students for College

Florida Governor Rick Scott held a press conference in conjunction with his signing of SB 1076 which will provide middle and high school students an opportunity to obtain certifications in various STEM related fields. Florida Polytechnic University COO Ava Parker participated in the event as did state university presidents Machen (UF), Baron (FSU), Robinson (FAMU) […]

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