Instructors/Staff

David Black

Lead Instructor

David_Black - lowresDavid Black is the lead instructor for the Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, and Computer-Aided Manufacturing classes.  He is also program director for the award-winning FIRST Robotics Team 696 and serves as the Specialized Secondary Program (SSP) grant coordinator.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and a Designated Subjects teaching credential and has over 14 years of experience in designing and manufacturing competitive robots.  His projects have included everything from building Rose Parade floats to designing a lunar rover and flying high altitude balloon payloads to near-space.  He wrote engineering curriculum for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and is currently developing model curriculum in Computer-Aided Manufacturing for the California Department of Education.