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Women faculty aim to inspire next generation of female STEM leaders

Four light skinned women standing together.

Florida Polytechnic University is working to ensure the faculty educating the world’s emerging STEM leaders are as diverse and energetic as the students they teach. For faculty members Sanna Siddiqui, Joanne Skiles, Aslihan Vuruskan, and Zahra Sadeghizadeh, the experience is personal. They are female educational leaders who have seen firsthand the challenges facing women who […]

First Girl Scouts camp at Florida Poly to fuse leadership and STEM

Florida Polytechnic University will host the first Girl Scouts Camp CEO STEM on July 26-28, when participants will stay two nights in the Residence Hall on campus and enjoy two full days of STEM-related activities.

Dozens of high school girls from the West Central Florida region will have the unique opportunity to experience total immersion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the very first Girl Scouts Camp CEO STEM at Florida Polytechnic University July 26-28.

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 […]