Dos Pueblos High School physics teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer leads a high-achieving engineering academy at the Goleta, Calif., campus. He and his robot-building students are the subject of a new book, with a film in the works. Abo-Shaeer is also the first high school teacher to win a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.
Photo: Abo-Shaeer with Penguinbot IV in the background. What? Penguinbot IV is a robot developed by Abo-Shaeer’s students. Check out a video of Penguinbot IV in action on Framework. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Dos Pueblos High School physics teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer leads a high-achieving engineering academy at the Goleta, Calif., campus. He and his robot-building students are the subject of a new book, with a film in the works. Abo-Shaeer is also the first high school teacher to win a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.

Photo: Abo-Shaeer with Penguinbot IV in the background. What? Penguinbot IV is a robot developed by Abo-Shaeer’s students. Check out a video of Penguinbot IV in action on Framework. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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    #2 in Curie division and probably headed to Einstein. (That’ll make sense to some people)
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    This guy is so cool he let my best friend and me be his TAs for a class that didn’t exist. Classic genius move.
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