MESA Arduino Academy

Note:  This is the San Diego MESA Alliance’s new annual event, as it will be replacing the MESA Olympics & Robotics Competition. The MESA Arduino Academy is a strengths-based introduction to Arduino technology.  It will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 8:00-1:30 pm, at San Diego City College. What is an Arduino? Arduino …

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Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day

For Immediate Release:  March 1, 2016 Natasha Celise ncelise@mail.sdsu.edu INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING DAY! That’s just what the MESA Program at San Diego State University did on Thursday, February 25, 2016. 30 middle school girls from the MESA Schools Program at O’Farrell Charter School spent the day at SDSU learning more about the field of engineering. …

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Engineering Day at the Mall

Every February, the American Society of Civil Engineers Younger Member Forum (ASCE-YMF) sponsors Engineering Day at the Mall during National Engineer’s Week. This event features a variety of booths designed to spark students’ interest in engineering and science. The hands-on projects are geared toward young students and teach basic engineering concepts such as buoyancy, structural …

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Volunteers needed for MESA Days

The SDSU MESA Schools Program (K-12) is looking for volunteers! Approximately a combined 700 students from our 23 middle and high schools in San Diego County will come to the SDSU campus to compete in various math, science, and engineering competitions. Event Details: MESA Day Saturday, February 20, 2016 Hosted at San Diego State University …

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We Are STEM Day

(Formerly titled Girl’s Day) On February 25, 2016, middle and high school female students from MESA programs in San Diego County will have the opportunity to shadow SDSU female students for the day and meet with female SDSU alumni in STEM fields from SDG&E, SPAWAR, and other professionals in STEM.   This will give middle …

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2016 MESA Leadership Summit Application

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled as of 2/1/2016. The 15th Annual MESA Leadership Summit will take place at the Indian Hills Camp in Jamul on the weekend of February 26 – 28, 2016 (Friday-Sunday). MESA students from San Diego State University, San Diego City College, Southwestern College, and high schools in the MESA Schools …

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Dr. Raga Bakhiet Retires

Dr. Raga Bakhiet has retired from his full-time activities at Southwestern College, which includes her position as Director of the MESA program at Southwestern College, as of December 18, 2015. The San Diego MESA Alliance commended Dr. Raga Bakhiet for her leadership as Director of the MESA program at Southwestern College and thanked her for her …

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High Schoolers Shadow SDSU MESA Students

On November 3, 2015, high school Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) students from various high schools -Lincoln, Holtville, and Imperial -to name a few, were able to “shadow” San Diego State University (SDSU) students based on similar major and interests. “Shadowing” a student consisted of showing them around the SDSU campus and attending both classes and labs …

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Solar Turbines Provides Training Academy for SDSU MESA Students

San Diego State University (SDSU) MESA program’s 4th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy took place at Solar Turbines’ Harbor Drive location in San Diego, California, on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Students were able to experience a wide array of activities during their visit to the Solar Turbines plant. The staff conducted tours of different …

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