The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to the STEP Partnership of San Diego (SPSD) provided stipends for 36 student interns (12 students in MESA/MEP program at each campus – San Diego City College, San Diego State University, and Southwestern Community College) this summer at various projects in science and engineering firms.
This is a unique paid internship that incorporates a team component into the student internship experience. Hired student interns were placed in teams of 2-4 students to work on projects in engineering and science firms or for faculty. Summer internships occurred between May through August of 2011, at a minimum of 100 hours. In some cases, employers and/or faculty may extend internships or create other internship opportunities for students (beyond summer 2011).
- Ambient Controls
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
- CSP, UCSD
- CURE, UCSD
- Goodrich Aerostructures
- Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Malcolm Pirnie
- MWH Global, Inc.
- Research – Dr. Lisa Chaddock at San Diego City College
- Research – Dr. Gordon Lee at SDSU
- Research – Dr. Fletcher Miller at SDSU
- Research – Dr. Satish Sharma at SDSU
- Research – Dr. Gerald Selah at Southwestern College
- Rick Engineering Company
- San Diego Coastkeeper
- Suburban Water Systems
- Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg
Collaboratively, each student intern team created a joint poster that detailed their team’s experiences at their respective companies and presented to those in attendance at the 4th Annual NSF/MESA Summer Team Internship reception held on Wednesday, August 2, 2011 at San Diego State University Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
The program for the luncheon included keynote speakers David T. Hayhurst, SDSU Dean of the College of Engineering, and San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA) Industry Advisory Board Vice-Chair Maria-Victoria Charles of Hamilton Sundstrand, followed by student and mentor recognition. Open poster presentation/networking amongst guests in attendance closed out the luncheon.
The following are a few of the summer team interns’ poster presentations:
- City_2_Aristide_Riveros_ Rojas_ Roman_Vera
- SDSU – Reveles – Schroeder