Southwest Florida Alumni Event: Brunch at the Naples Museum of Art

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm EST

All Poly alumni are invited to join us at The Naples Museum of Art on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

President Jerry Hultin, along with Poly's own Dr. Vikram Kapila and Poly Robotics Lab Manager, graduate student Jared Frank will be hosting a casual networking brunch and robotics demo, exclusively for Polytechnic Alumni!

Registration is required.  Please let us know you are attending by registering below.  This event is free of charge to alumni and one guest.


Dr. Vikram Kapila is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where he directs an NSF funded Web-Enabled Mechatronics and Process Control Remote Laboratory, an NSF funded Research Experience for Teachers Site in Mechatronics, and an NSF funded GK-12 Fellows project. He promotes NASA relevant projects to undergraduate and graduate students as an affiliate director of the New York Space Grant Consortium. He has held visiting positions with the Air Force Research Laboratories in Dayton, OH. His research interests are in linear and nonlinear control, aerospace control applications, and mechatronics. He received Polytechnic's 2002 and 2008 Jacob's Excellence in Education Award and 2003 Distinguished Teacher Award. In 2004, he was selected for a three-year term as a Senior Faculty Fellow of Polytechnic's Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. His scholarly activities have included one edited book, 4 chapters in edited books, 1 book review, 39 journal articles, and 88 conference papers. Moreover, he has mentored 67 high school students, 86 high school teachers, 21 undergraduate summer interns, and 11 undergraduate capstone-design teams, and graduated seven M.S. and four Ph.D. students.

For more information about Dr. Kapila's current research, be sure to check out the following links:

http://www.livescience.com/17271-controlling-robots-cell-phone-applicati...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/net-news/now-turn-your-ipods-iphones-into-...

http://www.thetechscoop.net/2010/10/24/nyu-poly/