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  • Florida Poly ranked among top 3 best-performing state universities

    Oct 21, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University was ranked third in the State University System for top performance at a low cost, according to WalletHub's 2021's Best College & University Rankings report released this week. The University is ranked behind only the University of Florida and Florida State University on the list.

  • Florida Poly Police Department awarded statewide law enforcement accreditation

    Oct 15, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Polytechnic University Police Department is now an accredited law enforcement agency in the state of Florida. The department received the award from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) on Thursday, Oct. 15, recognizing its policies, procedures, and processes as meeting or exceeding industry standards.

  • University president recognized as one of Florida's top executives for second consecutive year

    Sep 21, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, was selected for the second consecutive year as one of Florida's most influential business leaders. Florida Trend magazine just released its annual Florida 500 list recognizing the state's top executives in a variety of economic sectors and industries.

  • New Office of Diversity and Inclusion expands support for minorities on campus

    Aug 25, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is starting the academic year with a strong commitment to an environment of respect, support, and adequate representation of minorities on campus. The University created the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to play a critical role in supporting students and employees of all races, ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Florida Poly's incoming class grows despite unprecedented times

    Aug 17, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is ready to begin the new academic year with gains in both quantity and quality of its incoming class, despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19 and the economic downturn.

  • Combat robotics team ready to take on international rivals

    Aug 4, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Combat Robotics Division of Florida Polytechnic University's Purple Fire Robotics club is ready for a challenge unlike any it has ever faced.

  • Autonomous golf cart gets rolling at Florida Poly

    Jul 30, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - A team of researchers at Florida Polytechnic University is turning a disused golf cart into a solar-powered autonomous vehicle that will be used to advance cutting-edge research for years to come. The project is funded by the University's Advanced Mobility Institute and will be used to support a $350,000 National Science Foundation award to develop a large-scale Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation facility for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

  • Florida Poly partners with Florida Funders to continue evolving the Sunshine State into the Startup State

    Jul 20, 2020

    Lakeland, Fla. - July 20, 2020 - Florida Polytechnic University, known for shaping the state's future STEM talent, today announces a partnership with Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network, to provide the next generation of students with meaningful connections in the technology startup industry.

  • Former Saddle Creek CEO named Florida Poly Board of Trustees chair

    Jun 30, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has a new chair. Trustee Cliff Otto, former CEO of Saddle Creek Logistics Services, has been named chair for a two-year term. Trustee Mark Bostick will serve as vice chair.

  • University ready to restart vibrant campus life

    Jun 23, 2020

    ORLANDO, Fla. - On Tuesday, the Florida Board of Governors approved Florida Polytechnic University's plan for resuming its on-campus operations in the fall.