MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Polytechnic and Mosaic to Celebrate Industry Partnership Agreement

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Florida Polytechnic and Mosaic to Celebrate Industry Partnership Agreement

The FIPR Institute is hosting a signing ceremony in Bartow to commemorate the partnership.

WHAT: On Friday, August 1, Florida Polytechnic officials will gather with leaders from The Mosaic Company to celebrate the signing of a new industry partnership agreement. The reception and signing ceremony will take place at the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) Institute in Bartow, Fla.

The partnership is expected to provide industry-relevant learning experiences for Florida Polytechnic students while connecting Mosaic with emerging high-tech talent.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., Mosaic is a Fortune 500 Company and the world’s largest combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two essential crop nutrients. Mosaic’s largest operations are located in Central Florida, where they mine and process phosphates.

Florida Polytechnic University leadership, including President Dr. Randy K. Avent; Mosaic Senior Vice President of Phosphate Operations Gary N. “Bo” Davis; FIPR Institute Executive Director Dr. Brian K. Birky and members of the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees and the FIPR Board of Directors.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Reception from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Signing Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research (FIPR) Institute
1855 W. Main Street Bartow, Fla., 33830

Crystal Lauderdale, Director, Marketing and Communications
Florida Polytechnic University
863.583.9094 (office)
813.728.4294 (cell)


About Florida Poly: Florida Polytechnic University is the state’s 12th public university and the newest member of Florida’s State University System. Dedicated exclusively to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Florida Poly blends applied research with industry partnerships to give students an academically rigorous education with real-world relevance. The campus, located in Lakeland, Fla. along the I-4 High Tech Corridor, is still under construction. Faculty recruitment and admissions for Florida Poly’s inaugural class are currently underway, and classes begin in fall of 2014. #FLPoly

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Mission Statement: The mission of Florida Polytechnic University is to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research, and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships.

Crystal L. Lauderdale, Dir. Marketing and Communications
(813) 728-4294

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