New Additions: Rob Zomber
What does working on classic cars have to do with teaching in a high school? Although it sounds like two different worlds, Rob Zomber has found plenty of commonality. After many years of tinkering with classic cars, Rob has put his industrial design education from SFSU to good use at Nueva. This year, Rob is excited to be working in the Innovation Lab at Nueva teaching several completely new courses to our excited students. Rob is eager to work with a highly motivated and engaged student community.
Rob is looking forward to creating curriculum for brand new classes that have never been taught at
Nueva before, such as his Building Electric Cars course. Rob describes the electric car class as his big pet project. It’s a small class, but the students are all thrilled to be part of new experimental group. Rob said, “Right now, we’re building a lot of structures to test electric cars, so we’re building wind tunnels, a dynamometer, and some other stuff–in about a month or so we’ll start building cars and we’re going to race them in the garage.” Even though students might be most excited about Rob’s newer courses, Rob is also having a great time teaching the more traditional Nueva courses, such as Design Thinking, a challenging class taken by all ninth graders.
Right now, we’re building a lot of structures to test electric cars, so we’re building wind tunnels, a dynamometer, and some other stuff–in about a month or so we’ll start building cars and we’re going to race them in the garage.
Rob is originally from LA, and spent ten years living in Sacramento, but now that he’s moved to the Bay Area, he’s convinced that North California is definitely better (as we all know!) even if he does still say “the 101 North” or “the 85 South.”
Rob has a one-eyed black Formosan Mountain dog, named Dolly, uncommon here in the United States. Rob adopted Dolly through a rescue foundation from the streets of Taiwan.
Written by SONALI S.