Congratulations to the following MESA students in obtaining summer internships/research opportunities at their respective sites and being a part of the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) / MESA Summer Team Internship Program:
|Campus||Last Name||First Name||2012 Summer Team Intern Company||Poster Team #|
|SDSU||Morales||Angel||City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation||1|
|SDSU||Reyna||Bernabe||City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation||1|
|SDSU||Fortin||Elizabeth||Aerospace Structures Research with Dr. Satchi Venkataraman – San Diego State University||2|
|SDSU||James||Scott||Aerospace Structures Research with Dr. Satchi Venkataraman – San Diego State University||2|
|SWC||Barriga||Victor||Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (sponsored through the SDSU Electrical Computer Engineering Department)||3|
|SDSU||Gomez||Roberto||Electrical Computer Engineering Research with Dr. Gordon Lee – San Diego State University||3|
|SWC||Byrum||Steven||Anza Borrego Desert State Park||4|
|SWC||Sotomayor||Arturo||NIH, REU – Northern Illinois University||5|
|SWC||Alvarez||Carlos||Scripps Research Institute||6|
|SWC||Gomez||Vanessa||UCSD Moores Cancer Research Center||6|
|SDSU||Valdivieso||Evita||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Dr. James Rohr||7|
|SDSU||Gonzales||Veronica||NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center Southwest – EPO dept. & Quality dept.||8|
|SDSU||Armenta||Edgar||NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center Southwest||8|
|SDSU||Aguilar||Isa||California Space Grant Consortium||10|
|SWC||Imperial||Jireh||California Space Grant Consortium||10|
|SWC||Rodriguez||Jesus||California Space Grant Consortium||10|
|CITY||Penaloza||Madel||California Space Grant Consortium||10|
|CITY||Armijo||Armando||California Space Grant Consortium||10|
|CITY||Rojas-Colin||Angelica||Rick Engineering Company||11|
|SDSU||Cazares||Cesar||LEE & RO Inc.||11|
|CITY||Aristide||Thomas||Caltrans with Lawrence Emerson||13|
|CITY||Thorpe||Nicholas||Caltrans with Lawrence Emerson||13|
|SDSU||Pizarro||Leonora||Caltrans with Roy Flores||14|
|SDSU||Akram||Tamina||Caltrans with Al Jafri Abu-Bakr||14|
|SDSU||Roman||Juan Adrian||Caltrans with Marla Deyoe||15|
|SDSU||Roman||Fabian||Caltrans with Marla Deyoe||15|
|SDSU||Gagui||Marc||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – San Diego State University||16|
|CITY||Menjivar||William||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – San Diego State University||16|
|SDSU||Handy||Jade||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – San Diego State University||16|
|SWC||Bogart||Frank||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – San Diego State University||16|
|SWC||Shamblen||Jonathan||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – San Diego State University||16|
|SDSU||Schiedermayer||Jason||Ambient Control Systems Inc.||17|
|SDSU||Duran||Gabriel||Ambient Control Systems Inc.||17|
|SWC||Gonzalez||Daniel||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||18|
|SWC||Moran||Alma||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||18|
|SWC||Solorio||Fernando||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||18|
|SWC||Carpenter||Charles||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||18|
|SWC||Jacome||Pablo||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||24|
|SWC||Tkach||Artem||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||24|
|SWC||Rodriguez||Ramiro||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||19|
|SWC||Leyva||Manuel||SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific with Ayax Ramirez||19|
|SDSU||Prsha||Steven||San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)||20|
|SWC||Chavez||Alex||Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering – University of Washington||21|
|CITY||Aloisio||Jessica||Geography Research with Professor Lisa Chaddock – San Diego City College||22|
|SWC||Sycks||Melody||NIH, Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP) in Maryland||23|
There will be 3 options for orientations. You only need to attend 1 option:
Option 1: Thursday June 14, 2012 from 9:00 – 3:00 pm at SWC (Southwestern College summer interns only):
Information regarding your Summer Team Internship program will be sent via:
- posted here on the San Diego MESA Alliance website,
- and on Facebook, via the 2012 NSF/MESA Summer Team Interns Facebook Group. To join the group, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/249403658506080/.
Stipends and Time cards
- San Diego State University MESA interns – Please see Program Coordinator Eric Pamintuan for the length and terms of your internship stipend (stipend in the form of employee payroll).
- San Diego City College MESA interns – Please see Director Rafael Alvarez for the length and terms of your internship stipend.
- Southwestern College MESA interns – Please see Director Dr. Raga Bakhiet for the length and terms of your internship stipend (stipend in the form of employee payroll).
Please follow instructions provided by your internship supervisor/mentor regarding tracking and reporting your internship hours via time card. If there is flexibility in what time card you can use, you may use our standard NSF/MESA Summer Team Internship Time Card:
All interns in the NSF MESA Summer Team Internship Program are required to complete a team poster and to present their poster at the Symposium on August 10. Industry representatives, supervisors, mentors, academic guests, and interns will be invited to this Symposium. This is an opportunity to create a cohesive visual of your internship experiences.
All interns will be grouped into a ‘team’ by the Program Coordinator, Eric Pamintuan. Each team will collaborate to create a single 3 ft high by 4 ft long (36 x 48) research poster (see table at the top of this webpage for team assignments).
Interns may use any program as long as it can be exported into one of the following file types:
- PowerPoint (all versions PC and Mac),
- Acrobat (.PDF),
- Image (.BMP .GIF .JPG .TIF),
- Publisher (.PUB),
- Adobe (.PSD .AI).
Typically, students use Microsoft Power Point 2002+.
Interns will need to be creative in creating a poster that ties all interns in the team experiences together under the headings:
Information to add at the top of the poster:
- E-mail Address
- Grant #
Only add the grant number(s) for your campus:
- San Diego City College: NSF Grant # DUE0653291
- SDSU: NSF Grant # DUE0653277
- Southwestern College: NSF Grant # DUE0653234
SPSD Icon: Students have permission to use the SPSD Logo.
- Download black triangle version of color SPSD logo (~1.2 MB .JPG)
- Download colored triangle version of color SPSD logo (~1.5 MB .JPG)
- Download transparent SPSD color logo (~1.7 MB .TIF)
- Download black & white SPSD logo (~6 MB . TIF)
Company Logo: Students MUST get permission from his/her mentor to use their company’s logo.
Poster Templates and Help
- Refer to your e-mails for suggested templates and guidance from the Program Coordinator Eric Pamintuan
- MakeSigns.com – Scientific Poster Tutorial
- Alma Moran and Alexandro Robles – Summer Team Internship Workshop Presentation
- Michelle Lopez – How to Design an Effective Poster Presentation
- If your electronic poster file size is larger than 13 MB (or you have other problems attaching via e-mail), please contact Program Coordinator Eric Pamintuan (email@example.com) to request a SDSU Research Foundation FileX File Transfer invitation link to upload your poster to and from which the Program Coordinator Eric Pamintuan can download from.
- In Microsoft Power Point, zoom in to 100% to get an idea of the quality your graphics and text will display on the 3’x4′ (36×48) poster. If the graphics appear ‘pixelated or blocky’ – then that is how it will print out.
- The minimum font size for standard text you can use is 24. The minimum font size for captions you can use is 18.
- Remember to always get permission from your supervisor before taking or using graphics related to your internship. Sensitive or confidential information should NOT be on the poster.
- Trying using Skype, Anymeeting.com, or screen sharing tools for collaboration if you cannot physically meet.
(please refer to e-mails if you have later poster deadlines due to late internship start dates)
- Wednesday July 11, 2012: Students will submit 1 electronic poster per team to the Program Coordinator, Eric Pamintuan (firstname.lastname@example.org) & to their assigned MESA Director (either Rafael Alvarez, Raga Bakhiet, or Theresa Garcia) for feedback and review. Posters that are not presentable/professional will not be printed in color.
- Wednesday July 11 – Friday July 13, 2012: The electronic poster will be critiqued from the aforementioned Program Coordinator and MESA Directors.
- Monday July 11 – Monday July 16, 2012: Students must edit their team poster according to the feedback given from the above staff.
- by Tuesday July 17, 2012: Students then submit the edited copy of the team poster to each industry/faculty mentor(s) for review and approval.
- Thursday July 26, 2012: Industry/faculty mentor replies back to students with their potential suggestions/edits.
- Thursday July 26 – Wednesday August 1, 2012: Students must edit their team poster according to the feedback given from above industry/faculty mentors, and then receive approval from them for it to be printed.
- by Wednesday August 1, 2012: After each industry or faculty mentor approves poster, 1 final poster per team may be submitted to the Program Coordinator, Eric Pamintuan (email@example.com)
- Your poster will be sent for printing and paid for by MESA staff. You won’t see your actual physical poster until the day of the Symposium.
- August 10, 2012 (Friday)- Summer Team Internship Symposium – San Diego State University – 1:30 – 3:30 pm (Please plan to arrive by 12:00 pm)
- August 17, 2012 (Friday) – Southwestern College summer interns only – PowerPointPresentation – Southwestern College – 3:00 pm
- September 14 (Friday) – Southwester College summer interns only – MESA Night, Poster and Powerpoint Presentations – Southwestern College
- April 2013 – San Diego City College summer interns only – San Diego City College Research Symposium – San Diego City College
Oral Presentation Help
- Michelle Lopez – How to Design an Effective Poster Presentation
- SDSU MBRS – Oral Poster Presentation Guidelines
Summer Team Internship Symposium
The Symposium will be held on Friday August 10, 2012 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at San Diego State University, East Commons.
Student interns should expect to arrive by 12:00 pm. Immediate supervisors & mentors should be reminded to attend this event (supervisors & mentors should arrive at the 1:30 pm time frame).
There will be no-cite parking in Parking Structure 1, on levels 1 or 2. You can park in any F/S (Faculty/Student) marked space. No-citations will be from 9:30-4:30 pm.
Video of walk from the top of Parking Structure 1 to East Commons:
There will be a couple of time frames of open networking, during which you and your team will stand by your poster and share/answer questions from attendees about your summer internship experience (i.e. Think of reps at their booths during a Career Fair. You are not standing by your poster the entire 2 hour time-frame).
Interns will give a general overview of the company and internship. Interns can then talk specifically about their experience, what they learned, and how they hope to apply this to their learning and another job.
If the team of interns actually interned at different companies or different projects they should try to come up with talking points to show cohesion. This can mean talking about the team component, collaboration, being a support system to each other, and similar and different ways they handled challenges and successes.
Southwestern College summer student interns:
Please note in addition to the August 10 Symposium, you will also be presenting on August 17 and September 14 – both at Southwestern College. August 17 will consist of a PowerPoint presentation whilst on September 14 will consist of both using your poster as a visual aid and a PowerPoint presentation. Please see Director Dr. Raga Bakhiet for more information.
- Harvard School of Public Health – Guidelines for Preparing Slides
- Alma Moran and Alexandro Robles – Summer Team Internship Workshop Presentation
San Diego City College summer student interns:
Please note in addition to the August 10 Symposium, you will also be presenting some time in April 2013 at San Diego City College. Please see Director Rafael Alvarez for more information.
- 1st Annual MESA/NSF Summer Team Internship – Poster presentation gallery (August 2008)
- 2nd Annual MESA/NSF Summer Team Internship – Poster presentation gallery (August 2009)
- 3rd Annual MESA/NSF Summer Team Internship – Poster presentation gallery (August 2010)
- 4th Annual MESA/NSF Summer Team Internship – Poster presentation gallery (August 2011)
- 5th Annual MESA/NSF Summer Team Internship – Poster presentation gallery (August 2012)
- Pre/Post Evaluation
- Supervisor/Mentor Evaluation
- Attendance of mock interview workshop(s)
- Having your cover letter / resume critique reviewed
- Attendance of summer team internship orientation
- Completion of required paperwork for both campus and employer
- 100 internship hours (some companies may make offers to students to work more than 100 hours)
- 30 minutes a week of non-paid team collaboration before or after work, or during lunch (this can be a meeting in person, via phone, or via e-mail)
- Completion of time cards (your internship company/faculty member may provide their own time cards. If not, feel free to use ours)
- Collaborating with team to create a research poster based on the interns internship experience
- A presentation of your internship experience at the NSF MESA Summer Team Internship Symposium on Friday August 10, 2012. ~1:30 – 3:30 pm. San Diego State University, using your collaborative team research poster as a visual aid
- Follow-up evaluations and paperwork as necessary
*San Diego City College & Southwestern College students may have additional commitments in order to be eligible for their internship pay.
Summer internships will occur between May 2012 through August 2012. In some cases, mentors and/or faculty may extend internships or create other internship opportunities for students.
It is at the mentor’s/faculty’s discretion to make/extend internship offers and recommended that students are compensated after their 100 hours. It is at the student’s discretion to accept or deny any offers. Students are asked to inform the Program Coordinator Eric Pamintuan, of any such offers or extension of internship.
STEP Partnership of San Diego Program Coordinator: Eric Pamintuan
Mailing Address:San Diego State University
College of Engineering – MESA Engineering Program
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1303