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#STEMTalks Google+ Hangout at Florida Poly

What are the top jobs of the future? Which STEM industries are hiring? Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent is part of a panel of distinguished STEM experts and leaders who will take part in a virtual Google+ Hangout on March 31, 2015 at 8 p.m. The best part about the University-hosted #STEMTalks […]

Lawmakers Hear from Florida’s Heart of High Tech

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 25, 2015) – Florida Polytechnic University students and officials filled the Florida Capitol on Wednesday during an annual visit with lawmakers. Florida Poly Day at the State Capitol included high-tech displays showcasing the University’s innovative mission, signature campus, applied research initiatives, industry partnerships and economic impact on Florida. Students from Florida Poly’s […]

The STEM-Enabled World

Welcome to the STEM-enabled world. As the U.S. transitions to a knowledge-based economy, STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – increasingly defines how we live and determines our future. STEM informs most every groundbreaking idea that is propelling our technology-driven society, from Apple’s new Smart watch to Amazon’s futuristic delivery drones to Google […]

Lakeland Middle School Student Creates Award-Winning Invention at Florida Poly’s 3D Printing Lab

LAKELAND, Fla. – Thirteen-year-old Christian Herman is proof that innovation can occur at any age. The Lakeland Christian School seventh-grader has invented a pencil grip that helps children improve their handwriting skills – and he’s done it with a little help from the lab team at Florida Polytechnic University. Constructed using one of Florida Poly’s […]

Student Programming Challenge Highlights Accusoft’s Strong Relationship with Florida Poly

Accusoft, a Florida Poly industry partner, knows how to reach and build relationships with talented STEM students keen on a career in high technology. Accusoft, which designs and builds products and tools for developers, has organized an all-day virtual DeathMatch, which will take place on campus March 27. The event will challenge the programming skills of students using […]

Mazda Racing Talks STEM at Florida Poly Gallery

Engineering and vehicle design were the topics as representatives from Mazda met with Florida high school and Florida Poly students. Mazda launched its “Racing Accelerates Creative Education,” or R.A.C.E. program, as an interactive learning forum designed to motivate and engage the next generation of STEM superstars. Special guests included John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports, and […]

POLYGlot Initiative Helps Students Learn New Languages

  Dr. Svetlana Tyutina is an Assistant Professor and Academic Success Advisor at Florida Poly. She also leads the POLYglot Initiative, a collective of informal language groups whose mission is to help students learn foreign languages and enhance their understanding of the multicultural society people live and work in today. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian […]

Board of Governors Approves Florida Poly Housing Plan

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 19, 2015) – The Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida has approved Florida Polytechnic University’s 2016 Housing Plan. The University will enter into a lease and operating agreement with Jacksonville-based Vestcor Communities, Inc. to build and operate a new 543-bed student housing facility on campus. This will be […]

Florida Poly President to Speak at Data4Decisions Conference

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent will be a featured speaker next week at the annual Data4Decisions Conference and Exposition in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event brings together decision makers, IT leaders and data science professionals to discuss emerging issues and solutions in the knowledge-based economy. Dr. Avent will be […]

Google Hangout: #BOTTalks Recap 2.0

What is the future of machine intelligence? Has a human-like robot been developed already? These were among the questions posed when Florida Polytechnic University recently hosted #BOTTalks, the first of three Google+ Hangouts, which featured a panel of technology leaders. Dr. Kristy Hollingshead, a research scientist from the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, […]

Florida Poly Hosts #TECHTalks Google Hangout on March 18

Let’s talk about big data, supercomputers and advanced technology programs at Florida Polytechnic University. You can join the discussion on Wednesday, March 18, without leaving home or your favorite (wired) coffee shop. That’s because Florida Polytechnic University is hosting the University’s second Google+ Hangout this year, #TECHTalks, starting at 7:30 p.m. The free virtual event […]

Florida Poly Students Vote on Top Four Mascot Concepts

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 10, 2015) – Florida Polytechnic University is one step closer to developing its official mascot. The school unveiled four final mascot concepts Monday afternoon, and hundreds of students will be voting on campus Tuesday beginning at noon for the mascot concept they like best. The final concepts include: The Hydra: Inspired by […]

#BOTTalks Recap: The Top 5 Machine Intelligence Moments

On Feb. 24, 2015, Florida Polytechnic University hosted #BOTTalks Google Hangout on the future of robotics andmachine intelligence. View the entire hangout and join us for the next event: #TechTalks!. Below are our Top 5 clips from the virtual discussion on robotics and machine intelligence. 1. Florida Poly and a STEM Education 2. Choosing the […]

How Much Do Electrical Engineers Make?

Many people, especially students often wonder, “How much do electrical engineers make?” There are a few items to consider when answering this question. It’s common for many industries to experience wage stagnation as overseas competition and a surplus of workers keep wages down. But the salaries for electrical engineers are growing, along with the number of […]

Electrical Engineering Fields

When it comes to electrical engineering fields, there are many questions on the future of electrical engineering. Electrical engineering fields involve control systems, digital systems, electrodynamics, magnetics and semiconductors. For students entering or interested in electrical engineering fields, it is helpful to gain an understanding of the field, as well as the predicted industry trends. […]

Florida Poly Welcomed Robotics Experts for Google+ Hangout, #BOTTalks

Florida Polytechnic University recently hosted #BOTTalks, a Google+ Hangout for current and prospective students that provided participants the opportunity to learn about robotics engineering and the future of machine intelligence as well as other high-tech topics with a Florida Poly professor and robotics expert. Crystal Lauderdale, Florida Poly’s Director of Marketing and Communications, moderated the […]

Big Data Careers

Many students pursue a big data analytics career as the demand by employers for data analysts rises. In this field of study, students gain knowledge of insight into the discipline of data sets of extreme size, diversity and complexity to fully prepare them for a big data career path. Florida Polytechnic University offers a program […]

Health Informatics Careers

Are you thinking about a health informatics career? The fast-growing discipline of health informatics careers and therising demand for health technologists provide students the opportunity to pursue a career in a field that combines health management and information science. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information specialists is projected to grow […]

History of Communication Technology

The history of communication technology has had a profound impact on our world. In the modern economy, it’s no surprise that the telecommunications industry is responsible for $1.88 trillion dollars in worldwide GDP1. The three largest? They are worth a whopping $701.31 billion dollars. The explosive advancements in technology over the last 100 years of the […]

Founding SGA Signs Student Constitution

Complete with an Executive branch, 12 Senators and a Constitution – it’s official! In February, students elected the Legislative and Judicial branches, after electing executive leadership in the fall term. With the signing of the Constitution, the Florida Poly SGA is now formally operated by the students and for the students, a highly visible testament […]

Florida Poly Team Takes Third Place at UHack 2015

What if there were an app that actually distracted people from their mobile devices for some lively conversation? That is the mission of the aptly named Icebreaker, a mobile application developed by three Florida Poly students that took the third-place prize in the recent UHack 2015 competition at the University of Miami. Graduate student Jacob […]

Robotic & Machine Intelligence (Virtual) Roundtable: #BOTTalks at Florida Poly

Florida Polytechnic University will host the first of three virtual events via Google+ Hangouts on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. This series is set to discuss advancements in technology and engineering, specifically robotics and machine intelligence. Our first event, #BOTTalks, features a panel of industry leaders and experts from Florida Poly. #BOTTalks will focus […]

Supply Chain Management Careers

Have you ever thought about starting a career in supply chain management? Professionals educated and trained in supply chain management careers or with supply chain management degrees are in high demand in the global marketplace. Just take a look at the numbers: According to a study by the Supply Chain Sector Council, “From 2012 – […]

The Mosaic Café Opens at Florida Polytechnic University, Thanks to Generosity of The Mosaic Company

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Mosaic Café officially opened at Florida Polytechnic University on Friday thanks to a naming gift from The Mosaic Company. The newly named Mosaic Café is a grab-and-go coffee and snack bar inside the University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology Building. The Mosaic Company gift supports student scholarships and the University’s educational […]

Florida Poly President to Speak at 2015 Emerging Issues Forum

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent will participate in a panel discussion on New Delivery Models for Higher Education at the 30th annual Emerging Issues Forum, Innovation Reconstructed, on February 10, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Forum is North Carolina’s signature public policy gathering hosted by the Institute […]