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Florida Poly’s third annual Women in STEM Summit draws record attendance

Rachel Carpenter, the CEO, and co-founder of Intrinio, delivered a motivating keynote at the 3rd annual Women in STEM Summit.

With the theme of women entrepreneurs disrupting the marketplace, Florida Polytechnic University hosted its third annual Women in STEM Summit, Wednesday, March 8 at Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science & Technology building. A record number of prospective students – including elementary, middle and high school – attended the summit, along with area teachers, current Florida Poly […]

Kirsten Benjamin: Meet your freshman boss

Now, a junior, Kirsten Benjamin is looking forward to her last year at Florida Poly. Benjamin said she already has several job offers waiting for her when she finishes her degree in mechanical engineering.

At 19, Kirsten Benjamin found herself with her hands full and dealing with exciting responsibilities she never saw coming. She was just a freshman at Florida Polytechnic University, yet she was already hiring employees for a high-tech project. Benjamin successfully completed an internship with the Boston tech company VisitDays, where she learned new program languages, […]

Sinead Fernandes: A leader breaking barriers

When Sinead Fernandes walks into her Digital Logic Design class at Florida Polytechnic University, she finally feels like she belongs. She is no longer seen as the techie foreign girl she remembers from middle school-but a bright student leader with a remarkable future. Fernandes excels not only academically, but she is also a leader on […]

Florida Poly Foundation Hosts Second Annual Women in STEM Summit

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 […]