For the first time, the Purple Fire Robotics Club got to enjoy the sweet taste of victory. The Florida Polytechnic University team not only grabbed its first win in a statewide combat tournament, but they crushed their competitors on their way to becoming undeniable battle champions.
Editor's Note: This story is part of a series of feature stories that highlight diversity on Florida Poly's campus and celebrate Black History Month. Senior Bria Smith arrived at Florida Polytechnic University from her native Bahamas in 2016 knowing she wanted to build her future by studying computers, and nothing would get in her way.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is experiencing a significant increase in the number of students applying to become Phoenixes. At only two-thirds of the way through the 2020 recruitment cycle, the University has received 31% more freshman applications compared to this time last year. This includes a 44% increase in applicants from out of state.
Master Sgt. Matthew Orlando, the Airman Leadership School commandant at MacDill Air Force Base, headed the first Leadership Co-Curricular Endorsement (CCE) Series workshop at Florida Polytechnic University on Jan. 15.
LAKELAND, Fla. - For the first time, students and alumni will have representation on the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Travis Hills '19 and senior Ryan Perez are the new members of the Foundation Board after the University's Board of Trustees confirmed the appointments on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is on a path toward excellence by producing a highly skilled STEM workforce, fostering an innovation economy, and providing a return on investment to the state. This makes it an Engineering University of Distinction.