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Top 5 Moments from the Spring Installment of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout

Florida Polytechnic University hosted #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, on February 4, 2015 titled, “Debunking Pop Culture Myths from Core Science Facts.” The Hangout featured Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Athanasios Gentimis; Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Jaspreet Singh Dhau;  and Associate Professor of Engineering, Dr. David Foster. The panelists discussed topics related to popular science fictions […]

Florida Polytechnic University Signs Historic Education Partnerships to Recruit International Students

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has signed historic education agreements with organizations in Brazil and Morocco as part of its efforts to recruit international students to the university. The memoranda of understanding (MOUs) will help the universities develop student and faculty exchange programs, student internships, and joint research projects. The MOU with the Centro […]

Florida Poly’s IST Building Recognized Globally for Architectural Innovation

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology building in Lakeland has earned more than 20 architectural and engineering awards since its completion, often beating out a number of billion-dollar construction projects across the global architectural scene. While the IST Building was completed just a year and a half ago, it is […]

FIPR 2016 Workshop on Rare Earth Elements and Uranium from Phosphate Ore

The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) Institute of Florida Polytechnic University hosted the “2016 Workshop on Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and Uranium from Phosphate Ore” for the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) on January 19 -20, 2016 in Bartow, Florida. This meeting was attended by 48 top researchers from many of CMI’s member organizations, including […]

We’re Debunking Sci-Fi Myths: 5 Questions We’re Exploring at Florida Poly’s #STEMTalks

Florida Polytechnic University is hosting its spring edition of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, at 7 p.m. on February 4, 2016 titled, “Debunking Pop Culture Myths from Core Science Facts.” A panel of Florida Poly professors will discuss topics related to the science portrayed in movies like The Martian and Back to the Future. Here are […]

Students Travel to Tallahassee to Help Shape Future of High-Tech Learning

Annual Florida Poly Day at the Capitol gives students a platform to share ideas for research and entrepreneurship LAKELAND, Fla. (January 19, 2015) – Nearly three dozen Florida Polytechnic University students and officials descended on the Capitol Tuesday to share their vision for the future of research and innovation at the state’s only university dedicated […]

University of Tennessee visits FIPR

Students from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the University of Tennessee are part of a collaborative research effort within the Critical Materials Institute to develop methods of Rare Earth Element extraction. Dave Desimone (left), Nick Dement and Taylor Forrest (right) prepare samples for further analysis at the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute […]

Florida Poly Launches STEMStudy.com Website & App for High School Students

Florida Polytechnic University has launched STEMStudy.com, a new website designed to help high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees as they begin researching and applying for college. STEMStudy.com is a centralized source of information about the college application process. It includes articles, application checklists, videos and interactive content that can […]

Florida Poly Student Aims to Take Self-Constructed Electric Bike to the Next Level

Fascinated by magnets at an early age, Alberto Pinero Jr. was drawn to electrical engineering. “I knew it was something that I wanted to do, but I wanted something that would basically help drive that feeling,” says the Florida Polytechnic University sophomore from Kissimmee, Fla. So, as a 10th-grader, Pinero decided to build an electric […]

Citrus County Student Creates Fishing App at Florida Poly

Florida Poly student Geoffrey Ruiz, from Lecanto, and his team members created and presented a fishing app, called Identafish, at the University’s STEM Student’s BIO Expo earlier in November. The app is designed to identify and provide information on any fish caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Through this project, Florida Poly students were encouraged […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s IST Building Wins National Steel Building Award

(Chicago, IL) – The Innovation, Science and Technology Building (IST) at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Fla., has earned national recognition in the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute […]

Florida Poly Board Votes to Name Campus after Senator JD Alexander

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees voted today to name the university’s campus the John David “JD” Alexander Campus after Senator JD Alexander, Florida Poly’s founder. The naming is also subject to the approval of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board, as required under the university’s policy of Naming of Buildings and Facilities. “Senator […]

Florida Poly Foundation Invites Donors to #BePIVOTAL on #GivingTuesday

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation is raising money to support student scholarships and the university’s innovative mission during #GivingTuesday on December 1. #GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to charitable giving during the holiday season. It’s held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Funds raised by the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation […]

Florida Polytechnic University Launches STEMStudy.com and the STEM Study App

High school students starting their college journeys face a long list of important tasks like preparing for and taking SAT and ACT exams, completing college applications, applying for financial aid and scholarships and selecting the right major. For students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, there’s a new website – STEMStudy.com – […]

Technology Inspired by Nature

Dr. Melba Horton’s three biology classes (BSC1010) shared their group projects in the IST Commons November 18 and 19 in the first BIO (Biology Integrated Outlook) Expo. Groups of between two to four students presented 30 posters that summarized their class projects on innovative concepts inspired by biology. The goal was for Dr. Horton’s students […]

Top 5 Moments from the Fourth Installment of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout

Florida Polytechnic University hosted #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout on November 12, 2015 titled, “Ask Me Anything: Chief Innovation Officer.” The Hangout featured Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer of Dell who discussed topics relating to future trends in STEM and emerging technology in computer engineering and IT. Two Florida Poly students, J. Collin Hoedtke and Kylee […]

5 Things You Should Know about Dell’s Chief Innovation Officer, Jim Stikeleather

Florida Polytechnic University is hosting #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout, at 7 p.m. on November 12, 2015 titled, “Ask Me Anything: Chief Innovation Officer.” The Hangout features Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer of Dell who will discuss topics relating to future trends in STEM and emerging technology in computer engineering and IT. Here are the top […]

Recap of Third Installment of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout

On Thursday, October 22nd, Florida Polytechnic University hosted the third Google+ Hangout, #STEMTalks. This Google+ Hangout was the third installment of a four part series that featured a panel of technology leaders who discussed the impact of big data, super computers and all things technology. Crystal Lauderdale, the Director of Marketing and Communications at Florida […]

Florida Polytechnic University to Hire 70 Full Time Faculty

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is hiring. The school is actively recruiting new faculty to meet the demands of an increasing student population. As a brand-new institution, having just entered its second academic year, Florida Poly offers faculty the unique opportunity to build a university from scratch and to work in a startup, academic […]

Florida Poly Foundation Raises More Than $2 Million for Scholarships and University Initiatives

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation announced it has raised more than $2 million so far this year to support student scholarships and the University’s innovative mission. Funds were raised in part through the (BePivotal)2 challenge, a $1 million matching contribution the Foundation announced in July. Sponsorships and guest reservations to the Foundation’s annual PIVOT gala […]

Florida Poly Installs First President, Dr. Randy K. Avent

Photos and Video of the Inauguration Ceremony Dr. Randy K. Avent’s Inauguration Speech Florida Polytechnic University installed its first president, Dr. Randy K. Avent, at an inauguration ceremony Thursday morning on campus. The event honored Avent, and celebrated the university’s inaugural year achievements, including the opening of the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building; […]

Leader Who Nominated Dr. Avent for Poly President to Speak at Inauguration

The university leader who nominated Dr. Randy K. Avent for the president’s position at Florida Polytechnic University will be one of the featured speakers during Avent’s official inauguration ceremony on October 8. Dr. Blake Thompson, Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University, nominated Avent in 2014 while Florida […]

7 Things You Will Learn at the Next #STEMTalks

Join Florida Polytechnic University professors and industry experts as they discuss the future of big data analytics during the next installment of #STEMTalks, a Google+ Hangout series. Big data analytics is used to discover trends, patterns and correlations using large volumes of data. Analysis of the data provides decision-makers with business intelligence that was not […]

Top 5 Moments from Part II of #STEMTalks, Google+ Hangout

Florida Polytechnic University hosted part two of a four-part Google+ Hangout series on September 22, 2015. Panelists discussed the future of autonomous vehicles, robotics and the rise of machines. Crystal Lauderdale, Director of Marketing & Communications at Florida Poly welcomed the following panelists: Dr. Dean Bushey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science and retired Air […]

Construction on Florida Poly’s Second Residence Hall Underway

LAKELAND, Fla. (September 23, 2015) – Florida Polytechnic University is building a second on-campus residence hall for students, scheduled to be complete by fall 2016. Jacksonville-based Vestcor Communities, Inc. will build and operate the five-story, 135,000-square-foot dormitory with 539 beds, primarily in two-bedroom, one-bath suites. Community and University officials gathered Wednesday to mark an important […]