Shaeer Speaks

Amir Abo-Shaeer spoke at the 2016 Southern California Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Conference on February 27.

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Mechatronics Video

The 2015 DPEA Mechatronics project was highlighted on a web series that covers some of the most amazing educational projects across the country.


Light Simulator

The simulator for the DPEA sophomore light sculpture project lets you try out Arduino code online. Everything you need is here.

Mechatronics featured on

Last spring, DPEA seniors took the 2015 Carousel of Physics to the Bay Area Makers Fair. There, they talked with many people, including interviewers from, which strives to inspire innovative learning environments by showcasing them on their web series.

Mr. Shaeer Speaks at Education Conference

Our DPEA Director spoke about the positive impacts of adding Art to a STEM curriculum to create an integrated STEAM curriculum. He shared how the DPEA's projects draw upon a variety of disciplines and give students the opportunity to develop authentic products. Amir spoke with many individuals about their programs and shared wisdom about how to innovate within the public school system in California. He also had the opportunity to give advice to college students who wanted to know how to gain more technical experience as they develop original products.

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Febuary 6th DPEA Open House

We invite the public to view the Carousel of Physics

Santa Barbara Unified School District High School Academy Showcase

The Santa Barbara Unified School District's 3rd annual High School Academy Showcase will take place at 4:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, January 14 in the Dome at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Educators and students from the following academies will be on hand to share information and answer questions:

DPEA Won a Grand Prize in the Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

Since the DPEA won the "Most Themed Entry" award in the Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, we are considered the Grand Prize winners, and we have been awarded $250 and a nice plaque. Thank you to all of the DPEA students and parents who participated! Here is what was read about DPEA during the parade:

DPEA Forges Innovative Partnership with Adams and Crane

Teachers from both Crane and Adams Elementary School are working at the DPEA in order to bring DPEA teaching techniques back to their schools' new design centers. 

Read the Santa Barbara Independant article here.

DPEA announces partnership with Crane School

The DPEA is proud to announce a partnership with Crane School that will take place over the coming year. Crane teachers will help DPEA teachers in their classes and learn firsthand how to create an Engineering program.

DPEA Unveils New Mechatronics Project

In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, an astronaut who has seen what was coming in the future answered a question about what he had observed with the immortal words: “Something ... wonderful.”

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy's 'Carousel of Physics' to Move to Ridley-Tree Education Center

Since August, the DPEA Mechatronics Carousel of Physics has been exibited in the Family Resource Center of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.