People forget that geniuses represent fewer than 1% of all creators in a discipline. Hence, creators as a whole can have higher mental health than the general population even when vulnerability to psychopathological symptoms increases as one moves to the genius end of the distribution.
We’re watching Florida Polytechnic, Florida’s first university entirely focused on preparing students for STEM careers.
Lakeland, Florida, is just off Interstate 4: A 129-year-old city of 100,000, it is now home to Florida Polytechnic University. This new university is anchored by a $60 million Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) building—a white, oval-shaped structure with 84 curved pergolas and shutters on the roof that follow the sun’s movement—sitting amid the acres of farmland. It looks like someone tried to drop a shimmering bauble of Silicon Valley design right next to grazing cattle.
The cows may not be disrupted, but everyone else is watching Florida Polytechnic closely as it opens in August, as Florida’s first and only university entirely focused on preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).