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  • Q&A: Jaimie Davis readies for a high-voltage career

    Apr 7, 2021

    Jaimie Davis '21 embraced every opportunity that came his way at Florida Polytechnic University. The electrical engineering major is a graduate of Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School in Fort Myers, Florida. He is the founding president of the Mu Omega Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) academic honor society and the Florida Poly chapter of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  • Q&A: Jacinto Diego achieves longtime dream and readies for bright future

    Apr 2, 2021

    When Jacinto Diego '21 joined Florida Polytechnic University four years ago, he became the first in his family to go to college. This summer, he will earn his business analytics degree with a concentration in logistics and supply chain management, fulfilling a longtime dream. Diego had an active campus life as a member of the Astro Club and LASA. This Immokalee, Florida, native also enjoyed meeting and helping others as a student worker at the gym in the Student Development Center (SDC), planting the seed for a potential business of his own in the future.

  • Alum grows into tech-forward career with Publix Super Markets

    Apr 1, 2021

    When Greg Willard '20 took a high school job packing and bagging grocery items at Publix Super Markets, he never imagined his time with the company would evolve from the supermarket floor to its website's technological infrastructure.

  • Students get taste of tech start-up life at Embarc Collective

    Mar 30, 2021

    Embarc Collective, a Tampa Bay education nonprofit that helps startup businesses build scalable, successful companies, opened its doors to Florida Polytechnic University students recently and offered them a peek at the possibilities for those considering an entrepreneurial future.

  • Trailblazing leaders honored at Florida Poly's 2021 Women in STEM Awards

    Mar 26, 2021

    Four women who have made an indelible impact on Florida Polytechnic University were honored at the University's 2021 Women in STEM Awards on Thursday, March 25.

  • Florida Poly entrepreneurial team wins funding at Catapult LAUNCH Pitch Night

    Mar 22, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - An entrepreneurial team of Florida Polytechnic University students earned funding for their development of an innovative gesture-control device for electric longboards at the 2021 Catapult LAUNCH Pitch Night in Lakeland.

  • Capstone team creates next-generation risk assessment tool

    Mar 18, 2021

    In business, it's important to know whether potential partners have hidden risks that could one day affect either company's operations. A team of Florida Polytechnic University senior capstone design students are developing a tool to assess this risk and help companies make more informed decisions.

  • SWE offers support and community to Florida Poly women

    Mar 16, 2021

    When Elise Araiza arrived at Florida Polytechnic University in fall 2018, the mechanical engineering major sought out people and organizations with likeminded goals and a desire to support one another.

  • Florida Poly student ready to embark on business-focused life

    Mar 11, 2021

    When Florida Polytechnic University senior Stacie Akinyi was a student at boarding school in her native Kenya, she started a side hustle selling snacks and sundries to her peers. She soon discovered she had a knack for entrepreneurship that she couldn't ignore.

  • Bolstered by women, Department of Mechanical Engineering defies national trends

    Mar 8, 2021

    When female students begin pursing a mechanical engineering degree at Florida Polytechnic University, they can quickly see the world of opportunities available to women in the male-dominated field.