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Top Engineering Conference Chooses Florida Poly Professor for Keynote

October 12, 2017 |

Florida Polytechnic University Professor of Data Analytics Dr. Robert Steele has been invited to deliver 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 include other distinguished experts in […]

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Student Blends Foreign Policy and STEM at Fulbright Canada

October 9, 2017 | Kyle Martin

  Foreign policy melded with STEM when a Florida Polytechnic University student traveled to Canada for an exclusive program hosted by Fulbright Canada. Michael Jernigan was one of just 20 students selected from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the Fulbright Canada Youth Institute on Canada in the World. The weeklong program in […]

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Entrepreneur Shares Path From Basement to C-Suite

September 28, 2017 | Kyle Martin

  Florida Polytechnic University students heard firsthand Thursday how an ambitious teenager launched a business from his parents’ basement that today processes $14 billion in credit card payments. Students hungry for advice on starting their own business got their fill as Jared Isaacman outlined for an hour the lessons he learned on the way to […]

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Growing Up: Florida Poly’s Vertical Garden

September 26, 2017 | Kyle Martin

  Technology is weaved into everything at Florida Polytechnic University — including the food. The Wellness Center on campus recently debuted a hydroponic herb garden that grows vertically on the wall behind one of the food stations. The garden was built and is maintained by Seed2Source, a Central Florida consulting firm that promotes sustainable solutions […]

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September 11, 2017 |

Updated at 5:05 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 13 We are currently in recovery mode on campus, but want to provide an important update.  We have not had power until this morning in the IST or the Wellness Center, and we are under limited operations at this point.  STUDENTS: Please do not report to campus until Saturday […]

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Florida Poly Professor Flies Into Hurricane Harvey

September 1, 2017 | Kyle Martin

  A Florida Polytechnic University professor had a direct impact last week on forecasting Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path through south Texas. Dr. Suleiman Alsweiss was a scientist at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research, part of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), prior to joining Florida Poly as a professor of Electrical Engineering. […]

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Physics Meets Engineering for Student Eclipse Experiment

August 30, 2017 | Kyle Martin

  “Downtime” isn’t a word in the vocabulary of most Florida Polytechnic University students. That was certainly the case with Damon Plyler, Nick Fauble and Blake Taunton, three students who found themselves with two empty weeks after wrapping up summer classes. Instead of taking it easy, the trio dove headfirst into a project to launch […]

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Florida Poly Student Brings Research Talent to NASA

August 15, 2017 | Kyle Martin

Getting to Mars takes more than rockets. Hundreds of people are working on the logistics of sending astronauts to the red planet, from staying fit to entertainment on the long ride. Among them is Florida Poly rising Junior Payton Barnwell, who spent the summer testing the optimal conditions to grow plants in space. It’s familiar […]

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Celeste Ramirez is building worlds

August 14, 2017 | Kyle Martin

Celeste Ramirez is building worlds. More specifically, she’s developing the world of Deadwood, a video game in development from Steamroller Studios in Eustis, Fla. Steamroller Studios is a full-service programming, concept art and animation studio, with a team who has worked on games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Worms W.M.D. and Deus Ex: Mankind […]

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Business leaders attend I-4 Corridor Conference at Florida Poly

August 11, 2017 | Kyle Martin

Tapping into the multimillion dollar market flowing through Central Florida’s I-4 Corridor was the focus of a conference Friday at Florida Polytechnic University. The I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference sponsored by CBC Saunders, Ralston & Dantzler Realty, featured panel discussions with industry experts in the areas of commercial real estate, closing deals and raising capital. It included a […]

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