Florida Poly News

Students have more options to ‘refuel’ at Florida Poly

When it comes to dining options, Florida Polytechnic University students now have more places to go on campus. The beginning of the 2018-19 academic year will also usher in a new era in dining options with the addition of Einstein Bros. Bagels and Tú Taco at the Wellness Center.

Algae expert presents at Florida Poly on rapidly growing industry

Dr. Ira Levine visited Florida Poly on August 13 to talk with students and employees about developing curriculum related to the growing and utilization of algae. Levine is the president and board chair of the Algae Foundation.

Television show on autonomous vehicles to feature Florida Poly

Senior director of special projects, Dr. Rahul Razdan, was a guest on the latest “In Focus with Allison Walker Torres” television show, recorded on Thursday, Aug. 9.

Florida Poly receives national award for procurement excellence

Florida Polytechnic University has been awarded the prestigious 23rd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The annual award recognizes innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership in the procurement function of public and non-profit organizations. Organizations are selected based upon an arduous review and examination against […]

University statement regarding mental health services

As you know, we tragically and unexpectedly lost a member of our community last week. Kevin was a dear friend to many of our students and he will be terribly missed by all.  We believe that Kevin’s family needs to be respected and allowed to grieve in peace.

Florida Poly receives Duke Energy Foundation grant

Duke Energy Give 25K Scholarship

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will provide financial support for up to 50 high achieving students who have the goal of graduating with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree. The grant will be administered through the Florida Poly […]

Police activity on campus

We are saddened to announce that we have lost a member of our community. Police officials have confirmed the body found on campus August 1, 2018 was that of a Florida Poly student who died by suicide. Next of kin has been notified.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services and Florida Poly – Partners in success

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

A thriving business that relies on innovation and technology and a growing STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) university would seem like a perfect match, and that’s certainly the case with Saddle Creek Logistics Services and Florida Polytechnic University. In addition to its financial impact on Florida Poly– which totals more than $1 million and […]

Bringing together business, academia and government

SOFWERX Florida Poly Internships

Partnering with Florida industry is a critical component of Florida Polytechnic University’s commitment to student success. One of the many examples of this is its connection with SOFWERX, a non-profit located in Tampa, Florida, providing high-tech solutions for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Created in 2015, SOFWERX brings together small and large businesses, academia and […]

Florida Poly providing Draken International with the ‘missing link’

Draken International Partnership

What does Florida Polytechnic University have in common with adversary air training assets for the United States military? Turns out, more and more every day thanks to a partnership that is providing internships for Florida Poly students at Draken International.

Florida Poly part of TBBJ’s Fast 50 event

Fast50 Tampa Bay Companies

The 50 fastest growing privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area were honored recently, and Florida Poly was part of the fanfare as its connection with the tech hub continues to grow. One of the companies that was recognized was Sparxoo, an integrated digital marketing agency located in Tampa. In 2017, Sparxoo played a critical […]

Hundreds come together to share ideas on next generation green technologies

GCET-2018 USA-India Conference

More than 100 international scholars as well as industry and government leaders from the U.S. and India came together at Florida Polytechnic University this week (July 18-19) to discuss the next generation of green and sustainable technologies. The group convened in the university’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building in Lakeland, for the two-day GCET-2018 USA-India Conference, which featured an array of speakers as well as panel discussions.

2019 commencement date announced

Spring 2019 Commencement

We are pleased to announce that Spring 2019 Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at the RP Funding Center’s  George Jenkins Arena.

Florida Poly to Host International Conference on Environmental Technology

LAKELAND, Fla. – For the first time, leaders in academia, industry and government from the United States and India will come together at Florida Polytechnic University to discuss the most advanced research and development of green chemistry, engineering and technologies (GCET).

Boring Business Solutions makes Florida Poly a priority

Boring Business Systems

Boring Business Systems has been serving the Lakeland, Central Florida and Tampa areas since 1924. The company recently made a generous gift to Florida Polytechnic University. Dean Boring, its chief executive officer and president, is pictured with a Royal Typewriter, Model 10, from 1923.

Professor of Analytics to Deliver Invited Keynote at London Computer Science Conference

Dr. Robert Steele

The impact of emerging technologies on various sectors, including the healthcare industry, will be the focus of an invited keynote talk by Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Robert Steele at an upcoming international conference in London. Steele, who is director of Florida Poly’s Health Informatics Institute and a professor of data analytics, is one of several scholars from around the world presenting at the 2018 Computing Conference on July 10-12.

Students find unprecedented success with entrepreneurial projects

Florida Poly Entrepreneurial Projects

Florida Polytechnic University students and aspiring entrepreneurs have had great success at state and local competitions with their innovative projects designed to bring high-tech solutions to real-world problems. Over the past two years, Florida Poly students won $30,000 for their projects. Florida Poly was also the only university to place in the top three spots […]

Florida Poly to host international conference on green science and technology

GCET 2018 Conference

Leaders in academia, industry and government will come together for the first time at Florida Polytechnic University for the Green Chemistry, Engineering and Technologies (GCET) Conference hosted by Panjab University, in India, and Florida Polytechnic University. The two-day conference will be held July 18-19 at the Innovation, Science and Technology Building on Florida Poly’s campus in Lakeland.

Former Harvard faculty to lead unique Executive Leadership Course at Florida Poly

Participants will also learn from Florida Poly faculty members who will emphasize the role technology and innovation play in the skills needed for success in today’s business world.

Are you prepared for hurricane season?

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is upon us, and Florida Poly wants you and your family to be prepared. If you haven’t already done so, take the time to make or review your disaster plan so you are ready in the event a hurricane or tropical event affects Florida Poly and/or your home. The following […]

President Randy K. Avent shares his vision for the future of Florida Poly via local radio show

President Randy K. Avent shares his vision for the future of Florida Poly via local radio show

During an interview with this month’s host of “Listen Lakeland,” Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent had the opportunity to talk with Lakeland Vision Board Member David Robinson about his career before Florida Poly, the university’s successes during the last four years and the future of the university. In addition to an increasingly […]

Underrepresented high school students to get real Florida Poly experience at 1st Summer STEAM Boot Camp

LAKELAND, Fla. – For the first time, dozens of Polk County high school students will be staying in the residence halls at Florida Polytechnic University and learning from its faculty while attending the Summer STEAM Boot Camp, designed for first-generation college and underrepresented minorities. About 30 students will participate in the intense, week-long camp organized […]

Esteban Segarra awarded prestigious fellowship

Esteban Segarra will spend his summer working alongside scientists and engineers in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's engineering lab in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Esteban Segarra is one of less than 200 students across the nation to receive a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He will work at the organization’s Engineering Lab in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with NIST scientists and engineers on projects related to robotics and artificial intelligence.

Florida Poly’s bookless library attracts international interest

Florida Polytechnic University Bookless Library

Florida Polytechnic University’s bookless library was at the center of an international discussion in Mexico focused on the creation and development of university libraries around the world.

Undergraduate research opens doors to prestigious opportunity

Valinteshley Pierre

Valinteshley Pierre is headed to the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences this summer, where he’ll join a select group of students nationwide taking part in its prestigious internship program. Since coming to Florida Polytechnic University in 2015, he has taken advantage of every opportunity available to collaborate with professors on research projects.