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Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy

Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Osher Gallery 1, Black Box

Included with museum admission.


Delight in a selection of prodigious and playful exhibits created by high-school engineers from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA). A program within a public high school, DPEA uses project-based education to teach students problem-solving, decision-making, investigative skills, and reflection. The curriculum culminates in a capstone senior project where students work in teams to craft professional quality interactive science exhibits that could easily fit into the Exploratorium’s collection. Student engineers and their teachers will be on hand to showcase exhibits and share the science and process behind their phenomenal work. 

DPEA is here in conjunction with the Exploratorium’s screening of Science Fair, playing in the Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum.

Check out this video made by Dos Pueblos High School Media Program student Yannick Gloster about DPEA’s collaboration with the Exploratorium on the exhibit One-Calorie Workout.

Founded and led by MacArthur Fellow Amir Abo-Shaeer, DPEA is a four-year program in a public high school in Goleta, California. Over 400 students are enrolled each year—20% of the student body, 50% of whom are young women. DPEA offers an interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that incorporates science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Interactive exhibits created by DPEA seniors are showcased at the Bay Area Maker Faire and have been displayed in museums such as the Exploratorium and the Santa Barbara Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. All DPEA graduates go to college and over 80% pursue majors in STEAM fields.