Nathan J. Delson
Assoc Teaching Prof, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Project-based learning and teaching students how to construct myriad contraptions—from robots and clocks to medical devices.
As Director of UC San Diego's Mechanical Engineering Design Center, Nate Delson believes in project-based learning and teaches students how to construct myriad contraptions—from robots and clocks to medical devices.
An alumnus of UC San Diego, Delson received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and then went on to get a doctorate in mechanical engineering from MIT. Since he returned to UC San Diego in 1999, his introductory design course has been in demand, with student enrollment more than doubled in the last decade.