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Florida Poly Student Brings Research Talent to NASA

August 15, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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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Florida Poly Awarded Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship Grant

August 8, 2017 |

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation, Inc. has received a $50,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for scholarships. The funds will be directed towards the University’s competitive scholarship program to provide financial support to qualified students. The Duke Energy Foundation grants are dedicated to enhancing educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and […]

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Florida Poly senior gains real-world computer programming experience

August 4, 2017 |

It’s said there’s an app for everything — and that includes picking out a couch. Building out this technology at Badcock Furniture & More is a team of programmers, including Florida Polytechnic University Senior Rhett Fitchett. Rhett interned over the summer as part of the web integrations team at the Mulberry, Fla., headquarters of the […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits Florida Poly

July 19, 2017 |

Developing the next wave of Florida’s high-tech business leaders was the focus of U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s visit Friday to Florida Polytechnic University. The visit included a meeting between University leadership and the Secretary to discuss Florida Poly’s unique approach to high-tech higher education, the creation of highly skilled jobs and the impact […]

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Florida Polytechnic University Granted Initial Regional Accreditation

June 26, 2017 | Richard Truncale

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a significant milestone the University has diligently worked toward since its founding. This decision means future Florida Poly graduates, and those who graduated earlier this year, […]

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Cross-Country Trip For Men’s Health Begins

June 6, 2017 | Richard Truncale

The fourth annual Drive for Men’s Health kicked off Monday morning with a check presentation to boost scholarships at Florida Polytechnic University. South Lake Hospital in Orlando was the starting point for a cross-country trip intended to raise awareness about men’s health issues. The first stop on the drive is New Orleans, followed by Houston, […]

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Mosquito Busters: The Next to Tackle Disease

June 1, 2017 | Richard Truncale

Zika virus, meet your match. A pair of Florida Polytechnic University students are researching a method for eliminating mosquitoes without the use of chemicals or hurting other insects. Their weapon is an audible frequency that disturbs a fine-tuned sensory organ called scolopidia. Scolopidia are ordinarily used to detect predators like an incoming dragonfly, but a […]

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Florida Poly Hosts First International Conferences

May 22, 2017 | Richard Truncale

Researchers from as far away as Australia and China were represented this weekend as Florida Polytechnic University hosted its first international conferences. The 2017 International Conference on Computing and Data Analysis and International Conference on Computing and Data Analysis brought together over 40 researchers representing a dozen countries to share their research on topics including data analysis, […]

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