Southeast Florida Alumni Luncheon at Met's Spring Training Facility

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:30pm EST

All Poly alumni and parents are invited to join us at Digital Domain Park, home of the St. Lucie Mets.

Poly's own Dr. Vikram Kapila and Poly Robotics Lab Manager, graduate student Jared Frank will be hosting a casual networking lunch and robotics demo, followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Mets' spring training stadium, Digital Domain Park! 

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


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/