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Encouraging women’s success in STEM by example

Susan LeFrancois professor teaching in classroom.

Dr. Susan LeFrancois was one of the first faculty members at Florida Polytechnic University. She’s also an accomplished leader in industry having worked for almost a decade as the head of quality control and regulatory affairs at a gamma sterilizerin Mulberry, Florida.

Florida Poly alumna aspires to inspire

Florida Poly Alum Keynote speaker at Society of Women Engineers

When Veronica Perez Herrera learned the Society of Women Engineers(SWE) WE Local conference was going to be held in Tampa, Florida, she knew she had to be a part of it. But what she didn’t know, was in what capacity.

Florida Poly brings community together to celebrate women in science

Women In Science Day at Florida Poly

Florida Polytechnic University celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science Monday, Feb. 11, at the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building on campus.

Laura Wemple: Going back to get ahead

Laura Wemple

Laura Wemple came to Florida Polytechnic University as a non-traditional student. She already had two associate degrees – one in business and the other in chemical engineering and biology. After working for a few years, Wemple, 35, says she realized that a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree would go a long way. Once […]

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 […]