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Gov. Rick Scott speaks at Florida Polytechnic University's ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lakeland on Saturday. The event officially opened the campus and its main Innovation, Science and Technology Building to the public. The opening ceremony provided guests with refreshments and a tour of the building, and it featured speakers such as the school's chief operating officer, Ava L. Parker, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, Rep. Seth McKeel and architect Santiago Calatrava. The university, the newest member of the Florida State University System, will include two colleges and offer six degrees. Classes at the university will begin Aug. 25.