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Local leaders take the helm of Florida Poly’s Foundation Board

New Foundation Board Members

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors has elected Lakeland businesswoman Alice Hunt as its new chair. The new vice-chair is Jack Harrell III, senior vice president of marketing, sales and R&D at Harrell’s LLC in Lakeland.

Florida Poly and Estonian university TalTech team up on autonomous vehicles

Photo of TalTech autonomous bus

Florida Polytechnic University and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in Estonia, are joining forces to advance the research and application of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in Florida and Europe.

Applying effective skills in impactful ways

Florida Poly senior standing infant of Wilson and Girgenti sign.

Florida Polytechnic University senior Hans Arndt has always had an engineering mindset. He’s always been interested in knowing the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of how things work. As an intern at Wilson & Girgenti, a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering firm with offices in Tampa, Florida, Hans is able to get hands-on experience before he leaves the classroom.

2018 Florida Poly look back

Look back at 2018 graphic

From opening a new Student Development Center to graduating the largest class in Florida Poly’s history this is a collection of events that took place at Florida Polytechnic University in 2018.

Orlando businesses get glimpse of Florida Poly’s road to success

Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, John Davis, executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Steve Muller, vice president of development and communications of Beacon College.

More than 50 business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the Orlando region had front row seats to Florida Polytechnic University president Randy K. Avent, as he described the school’s path since its inception and how it’s already making its mark as Florida’s newest public university.

Against all odds, driven to be the exception

Hispanic Heritage Month Kevin Ordonez

As a new state university focused exclusively on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Florida Poly seemed like the perfect fit for senior Kevin Ordoñez’s high-tech ambitions. Ordoñez became a part of the inaugural group of students who came to the university in 2014. Suddenly, he found plenty of motivation around him. 

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 […]

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.

Florida Poly students spend spring break interning at Kissimmee company

Florida Poly seniors (l-r) Ashley Rogers, Anthony Vozza, Jordan Ponce and Jose Placeres spent their spring break interning at BRIDG.

Several Florida Polytechnic University students had the opportunity to take part in an intensive five-day internship during spring break aimed at providing critical hands-on research and application experience. The internship was offered by BRIDG, a nonprofit, industry-led public-private partnership for advanced sensors, semiconductors, photonics and other advanced nanoscale systems, located at the NeoCity technology district […]