Project RAISE Engineering Career Day Program

A National Science Foundation Supported Project 


8:45 AM    Welcoming Remarks   --Regna Lounge


Dr. Noel N. Kriftcher, Executive Director, David Packard Center for Technology and Educational Alliances, Polytechnic University


Ms. Frances CapuanaExecutive Director, Career and Technical Education, New York City Department of Education


9:20 am                     Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

                                  Prof. Volkan Otugen


9:45 am                      Introduction to Civil Engineering

                                   Prof. Magued Iskander            


10:15 am                    Visits to Laboratories


 ME Labs

A. RH 413      Materials          Prof. Said Nourbakhsh

B. RH 509C   Race Car           Prof. Vikram Kapila

C. RH 514B    Robotics           Prof. Vikram Kapila


CE Labs 

D. RH 415    Soil Mechanics    Prof. Magued Iskander

E. RH 415     Structures          Prof. Magued Iskander


 10:40 am                   Visit to Laboratories


 CE Labs

  A. RH 415      Soil Mechanics    Prof. Iskander

  B. RH 415      Structures          Prof. Iskander


   ME Labs

   C. RH 413      Materials    Prof. Nourbakhsh

   D. RH 509C   Race Car     Prof. Kapila

   E. RH 514B    Robotics     Prof. Kapila


Note: Each student is expected to follow his assigned program and visit one Civil Engineering laboratory and one Mechanical Engineering laboratory.

11:30 am     Luncheon   --Regna Lounge


Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Vikram Kapila


Meet Engineering Professionals from Industry

1. Franck Rougier, Director of Engineering/Global IT Manager, NABS, Inc.

2. Andy Woo, Associate Engineer, Distribution Engineering, Network Systems, Consolidated Edison, Company

3. Kangpin Tee, Symbol Technologies

4. Walid Aboumoussa, Senior Engineer, Antonucci & Associates 


Support provided by The New York City Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education

Co-Principal Investigators for Project RAISE: Prof. Vikram Kapila, Prof. Magued Iskander,Prof. Noel Kriftcher

Special thanks to RAISE Fellows: Nerik YakubovDong-Young KoMeetu Walia and Artyr Nisonov

and to ME  Dept. Assistants: Sang-Hoon (Nathan) LeeHong WongAnshuman PandaSaul HarariPawan Kumar Bhagavatula and Rishi Raj