Revitalizing Achievement by using Instrumentation in

Science Education


Project RAISE Engineering Career Day Program


A National Science Foundation-Supported GK12 Project


See Pictures of the Event HERE!




8:45 am           Welcoming Remarks                                                   --Regna Lounge


                        Dr. Noel N. Kriftcher, Executive Director

                        David Packard Center for Technology and Educational

                        Alliances, Polytechnic University                  



                        Ms. Cynthia Fowlkes, Director, Career

                        And Technical Education, New York City

                        Department of Education


9:20 am           Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

                        Prof. Volken Otugen

                        DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE


9:55 am           Introduction to Civil Engineering

                        Prof. Magued Iskander


10:30 am         Visits to Laboratories


                        ME Labs

                                    A.  RH 413                 Materials                     Prof. Nikhil Gupta

                                    B.  RH 514 B              Mechatronics               Prof. Vikram Kapila


                        CE Labs

                                    C.  RH 415                  Soil Mechanics            Prof. Magued Iskander

                                    D.  RH 413                 Structures                    Prof. Magued Iskander


11:05 am         Visits to Laboratories


                        CE Labs

                        A.  RH 415                 Soil Mechanics                        Prof. Magued Iskander 

                        B.  RH 413                  Structures                                Prof. Magued Iskander


                        ME Labs

                        C. RH 413                   Materials                                 Prof. Nikhil Gupta

                        D. RH 514 B               Mechatronics                           Prof. Vikram Kapila


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


11:45 am         Luncheon                                                                    --Regna Lounge


12:30 pm         Meet Engineering Professionals from Industry

                        Master of Ceremonies:  Dr. Vikram Kapila


                        Kenneth Jack, Section Manager, Substation Planning

                                    Consolidated Edison Company

Mr. Jack is a graduate of Polytechnic University, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997.


                        Frank Rougier, Director of Engineering and IT,

                                    NABS, Inc.

Mr. Rouger is a graduate of Polytechnic University having earned his Bachelor or Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and his Master of Science degree in 2003.



Lunch provided thanks to 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, 2005-06:  Nerik Yakubov, Meetu Walia, David Chen, Artyr Nisonov, Elissa Seideman, Siu Kei (Edwin) Yu, Ilya Zarankin, Sookram Sobhan, Robert Mcgee, Chris Wilkins, William Kok, Arsen Zavlyanov

            and to ME Dept. Assistants:  Sang-Hoon (Nathan) Lee and Anshuman Panda.