News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Financial aid opens doors of opportunity to hundreds of Florida Poly students

    Feb 26, 2021

    While a student at Tampa Bay Technical High School, Maricelly Nascimento knew she'd need extra financial help to make her academic dreams become a reality.

  • Phoenix committed to education and giving back

    Feb 12, 2021

    When Cedriss Saint-Louis receives his master's degree in computer science this spring, he will be taking a major step toward fulfilling his personal goals and living up to his family's ambitions.

  • Students design next generation of high-tech, sentimental jewelry

    Feb 11, 2021

    For centuries, lockets have allowed people to keep precious memories close to their hearts. A team of Florida Polytechnic University capstone students is modernizing the traditional sentimental accessory, infusing it with advanced technology and limitless possibilities.

  • COVID-19-inspired app to help patients communicate through gaze tracking

    Dec 16, 2020

    As the number of intubated COVID-19 patients began increasing across the country this spring, an employee at Lakeland Regional Health whose family member was ill with the disease realized there was a need to make communication easier between these patients and the medical professionals caring for them.

  • Florida Poly researchers take on ransomware fight

    Oct 26, 2020

    The threat of ransomware grows more menacing by the day for everyone from single smartphone users to massive corporations. Vinicius Seixas '20, a graduate student studying computer science at Florida Polytechnic University, wants to find a way to stop ransomware in its tracks.

  • Grit and resilience fuel senior's determination to succeed and give back

    Oct 6, 2020

    Vicente Ramos was only 3 when his parents decided to leave everything behind in Mexico in pursuit of better opportunities in the United States. Now, almost 30 years later, he is less than a year away from earning a high-demand degree in computer science from Florida Polytechnic University. His future is bright.

  • Professor and student gain prestigious Fulbright appointments

    Sep 22, 2020

    A Florida Polytechnic University assistant professor and a senior computer science student have been selected by the Fulbright Program for prestigious academic appointments.