The mechatronics/process control laboratory of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing (MAM) Engineering department at Polytechnic University is hosting 8 selected high school students in Summer 2003 for an intensive seven-week program focused on introduction to engineering via modern instrumentation. The program will reinforce the existing science and math skills of the program participants. In addition, it will introduce the participants to various engineering disciplines through a variety of modern instrumentation, data collection, data analysis and reduction, and remote plant monitoring projects. The students will learn 1) fundamentals of measurement instruments; 2) electronic circuitry design; 3) interfacing sensing/actuation devices with micro-controllers; 4) micro-controller operation and programming (e.g., Basic STAMP). The participants are expected to complete a design project by the end of the program period.


Note: For year 2003, 2 additional high school students are participating in the above activities under the support of NASA SHARP Internship program.


Other high school students related outreach activities:

Principal’s Scholars Symposium, 2001


NY City Science/Technology Forum for High School Students, 2002

  • MPCRL conducted workshop # 7

Executive Internship Program of New York City Board of Education (1 student in fall 2001 and 1 student in spring 2002)


Polytechnic articles about our teaching, research, and outreach activities:


Web resources for program participants:

Mechatronics @ Poly

SMART Project

2005 YES Project

2004 YES Project

2003 YES Project

2002 YES Project

ME325 Real-Time Control Laboratory Manual (.pdf file, size:1216KB)

Equipment Manuals

Arrick Robotics

Feedback Home Page

National Instruments

Parallax Inc.

Quanser Consulting


Servo To GO, Inc.

Stamps in Class


Power Point Slides for lectures are available now.

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering Department 
Polytechnic University 
Six Metrotech Center 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mechatronics/Process Control Remote Laboratory: Rogers Hall 514B


Summer 2003
Start date: June 30, 2003

Prof. Vikram Kapila 
Polytechnic University 
Six Metrotech Center 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Rogers Hall 508


V. Kapila's Home Page