Florida has been the epicenter of the U.S. aerospace industry for decades. Families have built traditions around watching the historic launch of space shuttles and rockets from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Many children grew up looking at the sky in awe of a rocket disappearing as it goes into orbit.
Two Florida Polytechnic University students are getting a high-flying look at an industry that plays a major role Florida's high-tech future. And the opportunity will surely shape their professional future as well.
Life after graduation can be scary in the era of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has severely affected the current job market with hiring freezes, limited recruitment, and major layoffs across many industries. However, it is a challenge Florida Polytechnic University students are prepared to face as they graduate equipped with a highly desirable STEM degree.
When Blake Cervone was only an eighth-grader in Davie, Florida, he decided a future in engineering was the right path for him.
The clean rainwater that seeps into the mountains of trash at Florida's landfills mixes with liquids in the waste and absorbs chemicals, toxins, and organic materials before exiting as leachate that can potentially pollute waterways.
Juliana Laurin is using her passion for STEM to encourage children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Her summer internship with Stemwerx is focused on creating an engaging experience for elementary-age kids through an innovative virtual book about engineering.
When the COVID-19 crisis began, Sam Trappen '18 knew his work helping ensure the health of medically fragile patients was going to be more critical than ever.
Restrictions on in-person gatherings won't stop incoming freshmen and transfer students from getting to know the Florida Polytechnic University campus and way of life before their first day of classes this fall.
Senior Alan Longfellow is spending the summer gaining valuable real-world research experience that will help fuel his aerospace dreams.
Mentorship made all the difference to Microsoft senior consultant Adam McCullough when he underwent an abrupt career shift about 10 years ago.