David Robertson

David Robertson

Dave Robertson, a Senior Technical Instructor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been recognized for his immense contributions to the spring-semester 2023 16.821 aircraft build project. He has continually provided excellent support, materials, and advice to MIT Design/Build/Fly, an extracurricular student team.


Dave Robertson

Job Title:

Senior Technical Instructor (as of 7/1/23)

Department, Lab, or Center:

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

How long have you worked at MIT:

37 years

Describe your role and responsibilities at MIT:

To assist undergrads with their course based projects, UROPS, and club projects. I help grad students and faculty with their research experiments. I help anyone who wanders in.

What is your favorite part of your job:

I really enjoy helping people achieve their goals and successfully get data. I have worked directly with students since I started at MIT (Physics department) in 1986. Working with the undergrads is very rewarding. I’m very grateful for the people who have helped me along the way.

Do you have any hobbies or interests:

Now that my children have grown up, my hobby is puttering around my shop at home and keeping the cars on the road.



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