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FIPR Institute Assists Odyssey Marine Exploration in Underwater Phosphorite Study

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute at Florida Polytechnic University recently assisted Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in deep-ocean mineral exploration, in testing and measuring phosphorite core samples from an underwater deposit. Researchers at FIPR conducted metallurgical testing and chemical analysis for an independent technical report on the Oceanica […]

Florida Polytechnic Inks Mosaic as Latest Industry Partner Supporting Students and Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has joined Florida Polytechnic University as its latest industry partner. Florida Polytechnic officials, including President Dr. Randy K. Avent, welcomed Mosaic leaders, including Gary N. “Bo” Davis, Mosaic Senior Vice President, Phosphate Operations, during a partnership signing ceremony today at the university’s Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) […]

Florida Polytechnic Announces New Board of Trustees Chairman and Vice Chairman

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of R. Mark Bostick, president of Comcar Industries, as its new Board Chairman and Frank T. Martin, a senior transportation management executive, as the Vice Chairman. Both appointments are for two-year terms that run to July 31, 2016. Mr. Bostick, of […]

July Construction Updates

Florida Polytechnic Approves New Scholarship Model for 2015-2016 Academic Year

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University students beginning classes next year can once again count on financial support from the institution. The University’s Board of Trustees voted today to approve a new scholarship program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Incoming full-time undergraduate students will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000-$16,000 each academic year. Scholarships for full-time […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s Engineering and Robotics Camp to Host Graduation Ceremony

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has announced that the Medical Engineering and Robotics Innovation for Tomorrow (merit) program will conclude Thursday evening with a graduation ceremony and presentation of student projects at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. For a second summer, the merit program introduced area high school students to high-tech innovations with […]

The Board of Governors has confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent as Florida Polytechnic University’s first president

ORLANDO—The Board of Governors Thursday confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent to be the first leader of the State University System’s newest institution, Florida Polytechnic University. “The Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Avent to our State University System,” said Board Chair Mori Hosseini. “It is no small challenge to guide Florida’s first polytechnic university. But […]

Florida Polytechnic University Professor to Lecture at Global Nanotech Conference in Washington, D.C.

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University Professor Dr. Robert  MacCuspie is an invited speaker at the TechConnect World’s Nanotech conference in Washington, D.C., from June 15-18. Dr. MacCuspie, who directs the University’s Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials programs, will present a lecture on June 18 that explores “Measurement methods and approaches for studying silver nanomaterial release.” […]

Electric Car Marathon Raises More Than $12,000 for Florida Polytechnic University Scholarships and Men’s Health Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – A charitable electric car marathon from Florida to New York City reached the finish line on Friday, raising more than $12,000 to benefit Florida Polytechnic University scholarships and men’s health research. Florida Polytechnic Foundation Board members Dr. Sijo Parekattil and Rob Kincart, along with Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, drove 1,100 miles from Clermont […]

Charitable Electric Car Marathon Runs June 12-13 to Benefit Florida Polytechnic University and Men’s Health Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – A charitable, cross-country electric car marathon that will help fund Florida Polytechnic University scholarships and men’s health research hits the road Thursday, June 12, in Clermont, Florida. The Drive for Men’s Health, featuring two futuristic Tesla vehicles, is set for June 12-13 and is being organized by Florida Polytechnic Foundation Board member […]

June Construction Updates

Florida Polytechnic University Receives Two Major Gifts to Support Scholarships and the University’s Educational Mission

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation has announced that it is the recent recipient of two major charitable gifts to benefit the University and student scholarships. Saddle Creek Logistics Services, a supply chain solutions firm and one of the University’s industry partners, has pledged $1 million to support scholarships and the University’s mission. […]

May 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic University Partners with Lakeland Regional Health and All Saints Academy for Summer Robotics Program

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Medical Engineering and Robotics Innovation for Tomorrow (merit) program returns to Florida Polytechnic University for a second summer, introducing high school students to high-tech innovations with practical applications, from bio-energy to brain mapping. Partnering with Lakeland Regional Health Systems and All Saints Academy, Florida Polytechnic will host the four-week camp, starting […]

Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Approves Presidential Contract for Dr. Randy K. Avent

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees today approved a contract for employment for Dr. Randy K. Avent who was chosen by the Board in April to be the University’s first president. Dr. Avent is an accomplished academic leader and currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Development at North Carolina State […]

Florida Polytechnic University Leaders Support Charitable Cross-Country Drive for Men’s Health in Electric Tesla Vehicle

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic Chief Operating Officer Ava L. Parker has announced her support for a charitable cross-country, all-electric car trip that will raise money for men’s health and for University scholarships. The Drive for Men’s Health, set for June 12-13 in a futuristic Tesla vehicle, is being organized by Florida Polytechnic Foundation Board […]

Impressive Inaugural Class Admitted to Florida Polytechnic University

LAKELAND, Fla. – The inaugural freshman class for Florida Polytechnic University is set, following the University’s application deadline for freshmen last week. All told, Florida Polytechnic received nearly 3,000 undergraduate applications and has admitted 923 freshman and transfer students. Of those admitted students, 500 have already committed to attend the new University in the fall. […]

April 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic University Selects First President

Dr. Randy Avent (left) shakes hands with Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Chair Rob Gidel. Avent was selected Monday by the University’s Presidential Search Committee to be Florida Polytechnic’s founding presidentLAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee has selected Dr. Randy K. Avent, an accomplished academic leader and current Associate Vice Chancellor of […]

Presidential Search Committee Identifies Finalists for Top Florida Polytechnic University Position

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee identified two finalists for the position of University President during a public meeting this morning, which took place at the University’s administrative office in downtown Lakeland. The committee, which is comprised of the University’s full Board of trustees, the chair of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation […]

March 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic Day at the State Capitol Celebrates the University’s High-Tech Industry Focus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University will host Florida Polytechnic Day at the State Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. High-tech displays showcasing the University’s campus, curriculum and culture will be featured on the third floor of the Capitol rotunda, and University representatives will be on hand to share information about Florida’s newest […]

Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Appoints Four New Board Members, Highlights Role of Private Giving to the University’s Future

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation has named four distinguished business and industry leaders as new board members, who will help support the University’s unique mission to educate and prepare students to be high-tech leaders. The four new members are: Jeff Clyne, President, Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Corp. David Mann, Executive Vice President, […]

February 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic Answers Questions from Students and Parents During Live Google+ Hangout

LAKELAND, Fla. — Florida Polytechnic University hosted its first virtual event, a Google+ Hangout, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The event featured a panel of Florida Polytechnic staff and faculty members who answered questions about the new University’s campus, curriculum and culture. Prospective students and their parents were able to submit questions live via Google+ […]