DPEA Open House 2017

DPEA Open House 2017

Attend DPEA Open House and Admissions Events

The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos High School is a four-year integrated course of study in physics, computer science, art, and
engineering design.
 
For more about the DPEA, see KEYT’s recent “Academy Showcase shows off high school academies” story, which features a number of DPEA students, projects, and more. 
 
Prospective students and their parents can learn more about the Engineering
Academy by attending one of the following presentations:
 
Dos Pueblos High School Open House: Thursday, January 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the gym.
 
Goleta Valley Junior High: Tuesday, January 24th in the cafeteria, with presentations repeated during each class period.
 
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Open House: Wednesday, January 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm will be a DPEA Open House.
 
La Colina Junior High: Friday, February 10th in the cafeteria, 6th period.
 
In order to be eligible to apply, 8th grade students must complete Common Core Math 8 with a good grade. See the admissions requirements for more information.
 
The deadline for student applications for Goleta Valley Junior High and Independent Schools is January 31. The deadline for La Colina is February 14.
 
See the Open House flyer in English and Spanish.
 

DPEA Program Dubbed a ‘School of the Future’

DPEA Program Dubbed a ‘School of the Future’

A NOVA episode on PBS, School of the Future, took an in-depth look at changing educational landscapes across the country, including those inside the DPEA.

In conjunction with the NOVA documentary, DPEA Founder and Director Amir Abo-Shaeer and former DPEA student Madison Pickett were invited to the 2nd Annual White House Next Generation High School Summit, held on September 12 in Washington, D.C. 
 
Abo-Shaeer joined NOVA producers on a panel about classroom innovations. He also spoke in sessions about project- and design-based education in the United States. The all-day event highlighted students, educators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who are reinventing the high school experience to better empower students to seize opportunities in today's economy and to prepare students for success in college and career. The US Department of Education and White House staff were among the participants.
 
DPEA parents, friends, and community members were invited to a live screening of the 2-hour NOVA documentary at the Elings Performing Arts Center (EPAC) at DPHS on Wednesday, September 14. The show ran from 9-11 pm, and Abo-Shaeer spoke at 8:45 pm about his trip to Washington DC.
 
See the article in the Independent and the NOVA website for more. The NOVA documentary and the DPEA were also mentioned on Education Week, Noozhawk, and KEYT.
 

DPEA Catches Up With Successful Alumnae

DPEA Catches Up With Successful Alumnae

DPEA alumni can be found in engineering and tech firms, from startups to large established corporations, both here in Santa Barbara County and across the country.

This month, DPEA Executive Director Rebecca Summers caught up with two alumni--Emily Williams and Erika Eskenazi--who are finding success as engineers, one in New York City and another in Austin, Texas.

Read the Noozhawk article.

DPEA Grads Head Far and Wide for College

DPEA Grads Head Far and Wide for College

Recent graduates from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy’s class of 2016 will be fanning out across the country (and the world) to attend college this fall.

Read the Noozhawk article with interviews of Nathan Alvarez and Megan Handley. 

DPEA to be Featured on NOVA

DPEA to be Featured on NOVA

The September 14 episode of NOVA titled "School of the Future" will feature footage of the DPEA.

Watch it on PBS at 9 pm on Wednesday, September 14.

 

Mechatronics featured on InfiniteThinking.org

Carousel of Physics Carousel of Physics

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

 

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 Infinitethinking.org, which strives to inspire innovative learning environments by showcasing them on their web series.

The Mechatronics project consisted of 50 thousand parts, all made within one school year. The exhibit took “Best in Class” and “Editor’s Choice” Awards at the Faire.

Mr. Shaeer Speaks at Education Conference

Mr. Shaeer Speaks at Education Conference

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

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.
 
 
 

Visit us on Social Media!

Visit us on Social Media!

Are you interested in keeping up-to-date with DPEA events and news? Make sure to like and follow us on all of our social media channels!

We post frequently on all of our social media channels. We also have a newly-created blog that features student-written pieces. Get the latest information about all of our DPEA activities! 

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Febuary 6th DPEA Open House

Febuary 6th DPEA Open House

The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy invites you to attend our Open House from 1-3 pm on Saturday, February 6 at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House (1600 Santa Barbara Street).

We invite the public to view the Carousel of Physics and learn more about the DPEA in casual setting. Students and teachers will showcase their projects and answer questions.

When? Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 1-3 pm

Where? The Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street.

Please join us and share our vision for transforming education! An RSVP is not necessary.

 
 
 
 

Santa Barbara Unified School District High School Academy Showcase

Santa Barbara Unified School District High School Academy Showcase
Thinking about high school? Students and their parents are invited to the High School Academy Showcase on January 14. 

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:

  • Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment / San Marcos High School 
  • Computer Science Academy / Santa Barbara High School
  • Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) / Dos Pueblos High School
  • Entrepreneurship Academy / San Marcos High School
  • Health Careers Academy / San Marcos High School
  • International Baccalaureate / Dos Pueblos High School
  • Multimedia Arts and Design Academy / Santa Barbara High School
  • Visual Arts and Design Academy / Santa Barbara High School

Additionally, counselors from each of the high schools, Santa Barbara City College, and UC Santa Barbara will be in attendance. There will also be a station for information on the process and timeline for requesting an intradistrict transfer.

This is a short video overview of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy: 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PROVIDED BY BRIA MAEDA LITTLE
As part of an ongoing documentary about the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy and Mechatronics.