Robotics Celebration

DPEA "Celebration of Robotics" Year-End Presentation on Friday, May 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

FIRST Competition

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy brings home coveted Industrial Design Award after topsy-turvy Saturday of robotics drama

Open House

The DPEA invites you to attend our Open House on Saturday October 18th from 3-5pm at the Elings Center for Engineering Education

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy "Celebration of Robotics"

Join the Fun! Come and celebrate another award-winning year for the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy's Team 1717!

- Meet this year’s award-winning and top-scoring robot.
- View footage from competitions.
- Hear members of the team share their experiences.
- Bring your family and friends!

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dos Pueblos High School Performing Arts Center
7266 Alameda Avenue, Goleta

DPEA Open House

See the DPEA in person and up close! We invite the public to see our facility and learn more about our program in an informal setting. Students and teachers will be present to answer questions and demonstrate our robots. Also, the brand new addition to the DPEA will be open for viewing. Come out and see the Elings Center for Education and the new DPEA Design Lab.

When? Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where? The Elings Center for Engineering Education at Dos Pueblos High School

Dos Pueblos Robotics Team Heading to World Championship

A live webcast will be available April 24-26 through the NASA TV website

Los Angeles Regional Robotics Competition

Team 1717 competes in their first tournament this season. The Los Angeles Regional Competition will be held at the Long Beach Arena on March 20 – 22. The tournament finals are scheduled to begin right after lunch on Saturday, March 22, and these will be followed by an awards ceremony.

This event is free to the public and people of all ages are welcome to attend. There’s a lot to see, and it’s a lot of fun.

Thursday Morning Live

Thursday Morning Live (TML) offers a variety of enriching opportunities, ranging from lectures and workshops by accomplished individuals, to the opportunity to interact with DPEA peers. Many of these seminars also include a breakfast students cannot miss—waffles, donuts, and sometimes a chocolate fountain.

Season of Stress

Most of these seniors will pull an “all-nighter” at least once during this six week time period which started January 4th, when the First Robotics Challenge was released, and ended February 18th, when the team had to stop working and ship the robot to the competition. Build season is notoriously known to be a season of stress. “Everyone is stressed out to some extent, not only with the robot, but with school and managing their time,” says Nicolas Jones, member of the systems team.

The New Shaeer in Town: Meet Jamil Shaeer

Jamil is the younger brother of Amir Abo-Shaeer, director and founder of the DPEA. He became involved with the DPEA after his brother convinced him to watch Team 1717 compete in the 2008 FIRST robotics championships. He entered the Georgia Dome thinking that it was the nerdiest thing he had ever seen, and about 10 minutes later resolved that it was quite possibly the coolest thing he had ever seen. Ever since that day, he has attended and coached at all Team 1717’s competitions and has wanted to become even more involved with the team.

The DPEA Goes Green

Art teacher Diana Hemsley and Mr. Shaeer have decided to implement a new “green” project for juniors called “Zero Waste Sculptures.” These art pieces involve using trimmed aluminum pieces from the CNC Lathe that would normally be thrown away to make three-dimensional sculptures. The base of each sculpture has painted-on optical art which, according to Ms.