Florida Polytechnic University leaders and community and state officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Applied Research Center, a new iconic building on campus that will serve as a research hub for students, faculty, and high-tech industry in the region.
Dr. Randy Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, is one of Florida’s most influential business leaders, according to Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list. The magazine just released its annual list recognizing the most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state.
A stop at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida, capped off a week of intense business education for a group of executives from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Uruguay. The nearly 50 business leaders were participants in Experiencia Set, an educational initiative that partnered with The Walt Disney Company to provide a close-up look at […]
There is a need to build a robust “creative class” in central Florida to improve the economic future of the region, and Florida Polytechnic University can play a key role in making it happen. That was the core message Dr. Randy K. Avent, Florida Poly president, delivered at the I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference held on Friday, June 28, at the Innovation, Science and Technology Building in Lakeland, Florida.
For the first time, students from Florida Polytechnic University will get the opportunity to share their research with state lawmakers as part of the third annual Florida Poly Day in Tallahassee. The event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, starting at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of the rotunda in the State Capitol. […]
Florida Polytechnic University Police Chief Richard A. Holland has been selected to head the Polk County Police Chiefs Association. He served as the vice president in 2017. Holland was sworn in during the 36th Polk County Police Chief’s Association Annual Installation of Officers Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Polytechnic University campus located […]
Construction of SunTrax was officially launched Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony. SunTrax, a long-term partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and Florida Polytechnic University, includes a 2.25 mile oval track on a 400-acre site in the city of Auburndale. Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, SunTrax will be within 45 […]
Florida Polytechnic University Professor of Data Analytics Dr. Robert Steele delivered a keynote speech at the 8th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON 2017), on October 21 at Columbia University in New York. Fellow keynote speakers included other distinguished experts in analytics and computational systems […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation, Inc. has received a $50,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for scholarships. The funds will be directed towards the University’s competitive scholarship program to provide financial support to qualified students. The Duke Energy Foundation grants are dedicated to enhancing educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and […]
Developing the next wave of Florida’s high-tech business leaders was the focus of U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s visit Friday to Florida Polytechnic University. The visit included a meeting between University leadership and the Secretary to discuss Florida Poly’s unique approach to high-tech higher education, the creation of highly skilled jobs and the impact […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) have formed a partnership bringing new educational opportunities for students and professors. The partnership establishes Killam Fellowships, as well as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Florida Poly – creating study abroad programs, research […]
Editor’s Note: View the most recent senior profiles featuring several of Florida Poly’s CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATES. LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University held its second-ever graduation during a spring commencement ceremony on campus Friday. Twenty-four students, including four who will finish courses over the summer, received degrees in either Innovation and Technology, Mechanical and Industrial […]
Nearly 50 Florida Polytechnic University students and leaders filled the Florida State Capitol on Tuesday for “Florida Poly Day.” The annual event focuses on promoting the future of research and innovation at the state’s only university dedicated exclusively to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This year’s visit included one-on-one meetings with legislators to discuss the […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is pleased to announce its first international conference hosted in partnership with Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. The conference will take place at Panjab University April 20-22, 2017, and will bring various experts together to discuss Green Chemistry/Engineering and Technologies (GCET) for sustainable development. The purpose of the event […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation held its second annual Women in STEM Summit on Tuesday, March 14, at the university’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building, celebrating women who are making their mark in STEM industries and paving the way for others. With more than 300 guests in attendance, the event featured keynote […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University this weekend hosted the Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS) 2017 Annual Conference at the Innovation, Science and Technology Building. Faculty, post-doctoral research fellows, graduate and undergraduate students came together to exchange new scientific discoveries and recognize significant breakthroughs that are building the development and economy of Florida. During the […]