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  • IFF and Florida Poly celebrate construction of state-of-the-art Global Citrus Innovation Center

    Oct 25, 2022

    Today in a ceremonial presentation, IFF (NYSE:IFF) and Florida Polytechnic University laid the foundation for the new Citrus Innovation Center, located on the University's campus in Lakeland, Florida. The nearly 30,000-square-foot, standalone building will support global citrus research and development, and will include sensory and experience venues, research labs, processing, analytical departments, a fully equipped citrus garden and amenities for hosting customers and partners.

  • Florida Poly Foundation Board adds members with industry, University insight

    Oct 18, 2022

    The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation's Board of Directors has welcomed the appointment of four members with expertise in engineering, information technology, law, and the University itself.

  • Gary C. Wendt donates $2 million for new leadership initiatives at Florida Poly

    Apr 25, 2022

    Florida Polytechnic University announced a $2 million gift from Trustee Gary C. Wendt to support the creation of new leadership initiatives for students.

  • Polk County leader joins Florida Poly Foundation Board

    Feb 17, 2022

    Ana Wood, waste and recycling director for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for more than 20 years, has joined the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Her appointment was confirmed unanimously by the Florida Poly Board of Trustees during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

  • Tech, business leader urges students to "go big"

    Feb 16, 2022

    The adaptability, technological know-how, and big dreams of Florida Polytechnic University students make them poised to be the creators of the world's next big thing. That was the message Adrian Muhammad, managing partner of Jackson | Shah & Company, had for students during the return of the Innovation Speaker Series at the University on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

  • Florida Poly Foundation Board welcomes members with finance, governmental expertise

    Sep 15, 2021

    Investment executive Cady Johnson and government relations professional Justin Hollis have joined the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Their membership was confirmed unanimously by the Florida Poly Board of Trustees during its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

  • Duke Energy grant to bolster cybersecurity engineering at Florida Poly

    Aug 2, 2021

    The new cybersecurity engineering program at Florida Polytechnic University has received a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to fund a portion of a new cyber-physical systems lab.

  • New members add tech-industry insight to Florida Poly Foundation Board

    Jun 15, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Three new members have been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board. Michael Tschanz, Adrian Muhammad, and Ryan Whittemore contribute their expertise in engineering, technology, industry, and entrepreneurism to the Foundation's Board of Directors.

  • Florida Poly scholars program receives $1.5 million gift

    May 12, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla - A scholarship program, supporting talented students in achieving their technology-fueled goals at Florida Polytechnic University, received a significant boost from the family of one of the school's first and biggest advocates.

  • 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.