2017 DPEA Students Attend SOLIDWORKS Convention


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.

DPEA Alumni

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.

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DPEA Physics Teacher

My name is Kristen Ritter and I would like to introduce  myself as a physics teacher of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. I grew up in northern California but the majority of my extended family lives here. These family ties brought me to UCSB for my Bachelors Degree, teaching credential, and Masters in Education. My husband and I were lucky enough to get jobs in beautiful Santa Barbara after college, and for the last four years I have taught several different science courses at Dos Pueblos, including Physics.

DPEA Art Teacher

I grew up in Southern California. I graduated from Huntington Beach High School. I transferred to UCSB from Orange Coast College. I graduated from UCSB in 1991 with a BA in Studio Art and Chemistry. In 1998 I completed my Masters in Education at UCSB. I have been teaching art at Dos Pueblos High School since 1993. During that time I have taught Color and Design, Sculpture, AP Studio Art and Leadership. I have been involved at DP as advisor for the Art Club, Fishing Club, Local Color Magazine Club and Moto X Club.

DPEA New Computer Science Teacher

My name is Lyle Harlow. I am very excited to be the new CAD (Computer Aided Design) and Computer Technology teacher at the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. I am honored to be part of such an excellent program and to work alongside the dedicated teachers, mentors, and talented students.

Stitching the Gap

9 DPEA seniors of the Class of 2013 completed summer internships in Santa Barbara. As interns, these 9 students worked on certified, real-life projects and along the way, they learned how to stitch the gap between high school and the workforce.

City of Goleta Honors Team 1717

On June 5, 2012 the Mayor of the city of Goleta issued a proclamation recognizing the achievements of DPEA Team 1717!

The framed document was presented at a city council meeting broadcast on live television, and will ultimately be hung in the Elings Center.

DPEA Seniors Recognize Allergan Medical Mechanical Engineers

Dos Pueblos High School Engineering Academy seniors presenting certificates of appreciation and team pictures to Allergan Medical Mechanical Engineers: Justin Schwab, James Harders, Zach Dominguez, and Sean Snow (not pictured, Jason Hoover). Hundreds of hours were volunteered during the Fall pre-season Monday nights, teaching Academy seniors how to use SolidWorks (Computer Aided Design software) in preparation for this year's Robotics competition. 

Mosher Foundation, Raytheon Provide Key Support for Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy

The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy is a four year program that, by 2015, will enroll over four hundred high school students in its engaging curriculum. The goal of the Engineering Academy is to provide a project-based learning experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year, with the opening of the Elings Center for Engineering Education, 108 freshmen joined the Academy. Once enrolled, DPEA students are exposed to a comprehensive curriculum which integrates science, art, and engineering.

Interviews for 2012-2013 Prospective Students

Interviews of prospective students who have completed and returned the 2012 Engineering Academy application by the deadline of May 10, 2012 will take place:

  • May 14-16, 2012 for Goleta Valley Junior High students. A date and time will be assigned to each student since interviews will take place at Goleta Valley Junior High School.


Robotics Finale

Reprinted with permission of the Santa Barbara News-Press - Saturday, May, 12, 2012


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