David Johnson has worked in the machine tool and welding industry for twenty-eight years. Prior to becoming Director of the Student shop he was a Technical Specialist at the Gibbs Research Lab, designing and fabricating components for scientific experiments. He was Faculty Advisor to Team Lux, Yale's Solar Racing Team, and was instrumental in the team's successes in 1997 and 1999. Mr. Johnson is also Director of the Bethany Observatory and is responsible for the design and manufacture of precision optical and motion control devices. He has been responsible for advising undergraduate and graduate students on independent projects in disciplines ranging from the physical sciences to the arts.