News

  • Students cook up new way for Red Lobster to access recipes

    Apr 22, 2021

    Chefs inside Red Lobster kitchens across the country may one day be able to easily access the restaurant chain's latest recipes with a simple voice or touchscreen command thanks to work started by a team of Florida Polytechnic University senior capstone design students.

  • Q&A: Dynamic student life primes Phelippe Souza-Herod for career success

    Apr 22, 2021

    Beginning his freshman year, Phelippe Souza-Herod '21 networked across campus, expanding his skills inside and outside the classroom. The Sarasota Military Academy graduate followed his passion for math and engaged with his professors as mentors. He also invested himself in clubs, programs, and organizations that helped him learn from others and become a better communicator and leader. The computer engineering graduate was an SGA justice and senator, as well as a Presidential Ambassador. And as a member of IEEE, he led workshops to help other students improve their programming skills.

  • Music Club strikes a chord within Florida Poly students

    Apr 20, 2021

    Students at Florida Polytechnic University who make their way to the Wellness Center on Friday afternoons can quickly find themselves swaying to the energetic melodies pouring from the Nest as the Music Club hones its funky rhythms.

  • 2021 Ablaze awards honor outstanding employee contributions at Florida Poly

    Apr 16, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University celebrated its fourth annual Ablaze awards ceremony to honor the hard work, determination, and perseverance of its employees in helping the University achieve its academic goals.

  • Q&A: Charisma Clarke builds a future with engineering know-how

    Apr 14, 2021

    Charisma Clarke '21 graduates with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering this May. Originally from Nassau, Bahamas, Clarke has stepped up to leadership positions at Florida Polytechnic University, including serving as vice president for the University's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He also has been active in Baptist College Ministries (BCM) and looks forward to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming an engineer.

  • Florida Poly students win prestigious X-Force fellowships

    Apr 12, 2021

    Florida Polytechnic University students Karun Mackoon '20 and Vanessa Townsend '21 will spend their summer helping the military devise solutions to real-world problems as part of the 2021 cohort of National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) X-Force fellows.

  • 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.

  • 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.