2theXtreme: MathAlive! presented by Raytheon

2theXtreme: MathAlive! Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! will spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most — video games, …


Volunteers needed for K-12 STEM events

The MESA Schools Program is the K-12 branch of MESA. In San Diego, there are two K-12 programs serving schools in San Diego County and Imperial County. MESA Schools Program work with underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students over a large network of over 40 middle and high schools. MESA Schools Program want to work with the local university …


Learn to Code at San Diego County Library

San Diego County Library is participating in Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14) by hosting a series of Hour of Code events at local branches. These events provide laptops and an internet connection for students of all ages to participate in hour-long tutorials designed to teach the basics of coding (computer programming). Attendees are also …


Arduino Design Competition Results

The semester-long Arduino competition which concluded with a Symposium last week consisted of six four-person teams of MESA students, including at least one female per team, began this journey in August with the goal of demonstrating the use of Arduino technology in a “real world” application. Mentored by a volunteer “coach” from Northrop Grumman, each …


Arduino Design Symposium

Arduino Symposium at City College 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wednesday, December 3 Room S-113 Please join us for the exciting conclusion of our MESA Program’s 2014 Arduino Design Competition. Six teams of MESA Creators will deliver 15 minute PowerPoint presentations, including a 2-3 minute video, demonstrating the use of Arduino technology in a “real world” …


2015 MESA Leadership Summit Application

The 14th Annual MESA Leadership Summit, sponsored by Atkins, will take place at the Indian Hills Camp in Jamul on the weekend of February 27 – March 1, 2015 (Friday-Sunday). MESA students from San Diego State University, San Diego City College, Southwestern College, and high schools in the MESA Schools Program (San Diego and Imperial Valley) …


Atkins Global Inc Presents Check to San Diego State University MESA Program

From left to right:  Marvin Maldonado (SDSU MESA Schools Program Director), Rafael Alvarez (San Diego City College MESA Director), Christina Ramirez (Atkins Global/Sacramento MESA Program Alumna), Cynthia Peraza, PE (Atkins Global/SDSU MESA Program Alumna), Alex Yescas, PE, CFM (Atkins Global/SDSU MESA Program Alumnus), , Natasha Celise (SDSU MESA Program Director), Eric Pamintuan (SDSU MESA Program …


2014 STEM Shadow Day

Through the San Diego MESA Alliance, pre-college and college students will have a unique experience to witness the “real world” of work in an engineering or scientific environment.

Industry’s involvement will provide a great opportunity for our up and coming students to “test the waters” in a field of their interest and see first-hand how classroom skills relate to the workplace. What better way to do that, than observe and work with a professional in action! Employers can make a positive impact on the lives of students; future engineers and scientists!

MESA’s STEM Shadow Day is on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

San Diego State STEM leaders selected for conference

A group of 24 San Diego State University Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students honed their leadership skills at an invitation-only conference for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in San Diego last month. The 11th annual MESA Student Leadership Conference is sponsored by industry donations. Edison International is the lead sponsor with additional …