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.

STEM students walk on water

The 2014 Walk on Water Competition was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Southwestern Community College swimming pool, from 10:00 – 1:00 PM. The competition had over 73 attendees, with 9 teams from Southwestern College, San Diego State University, San Diego City College, Coronado High School Engineering Class, Discovery Charter, Town & Country Learning …


CaSGC Research Academy in San Diego

Article source: California Space Grant Consortium San Diego: On July 25, 2014 the CaSGC completed an intense 5-day San Diego MESA Alliance Research Academy at San Diego State University and UC San Diego. Twenty-five students from San Diego City College, Southwestern College, and San Diego State University worked in teams on five research projects mentored by graduate students: Microgravity Flame …


Manufacturing Day

The purpose of National MFG DAY on October 3, 2014 is to address the common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what is being built and created in our own back-yard. By working together during and after MFG …


2014 Walk on Water Competition

Students and/or industry participants build buoyancy shoes to ‘walk on water’, racing across the length of a swimming pool against other teams. Student organizations are expected to have refreshments available for attendees to purchase as part of their fundraising efforts.

2014 Arduino Design Competition

Participants will be exposed to the use of Arduino technology, including the programming of an Arduino in basic electronic circuits. Additionally, participants will gain experience in teamwork and presentation skills, and, mentored by a Northrop Grumman coach, they will gain an understanding of the engineering design and build process.

2014 Research Academy

Twenty five MESA students (10 from City College, 10 from Southwestern College, 5 from SDSU) will atend a 1-week Research Academy at San Diego State University (SDSU) in July 2014. The Academy is designed as a “trainer the trainer academy for understanding ‘what is research?’” The Academy was originally designed and implemented by 3 SDSU graduate research students in 2012.

Solar Turbines Hosts 2014-2015 Joint Planning Conference for Diversity Focused Engineering and Science Chapters

The San Diego Region Joint Planning Conference for Diversity Focused Engineering and Science Chapters will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 8:00 – 5:00 pm, at Solar Turbines in the Kearny Mesa region of San Diego, California.

The San Diego Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Alliance and Solar Turbines will host a unique event to bring student leaders and professionals together to network, collaborate and exchange ideas for improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.