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2012 Shadow Day

MESA Shadow Day 2012 was held on Wednesday, November 7.

118 students (most from SDSU MESA Engineering Program-MEP) participated in the MESA Shadow Day 2012  sponsored by the San Diego MESA Alliance.  The MESA Engineering Program is a STEM Diversity program housed in the SDSU College of Engineering.  The program is celebrating 30 years of guiding and developing STEM students; providing academic support and opportunities to engage with Industry.

The MESA Shadow Day is an annual event in collaboration with the San Diego MESA Alliance (San Diego City College MESA, Southwestern College MESA, Imperial Valley Pre College MESA and San Diego Pre College MESA programs).

Through the San Diego MESA Alliance and its annual Shadow Day, high school and college students are able to have a unique experience to witness the “real world” of work in an engineering or scientific environment.  Local San Diego STEM companies 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! The host companies, in many cases alumni, make a positive impact on the lives of students; future engineers and scientists! Shadow Day is a wonderful opportunity to engage, educate and inspire future Engineers and Scientists.

Total student participants:  118

  • MEP @ San Diego State Univ: 66
  • MESA Southwestern College: 8
  • MESA San Diego City College: 20
  • MESA Pre College ~ Imperial Valley: 11
  • MESA Pre College ~ San Diego: 13

The following companies hosted students for Shadow Day 2012.  Many of them are alumni and members of the San Diego MESA Alliance Industry Advisory Board.

  1. Atkins Global
  2. Black & Veatch
  3. Kyocera
  4. Nasland Engineering
  6. Raytheon
  7. Rick Engineering
  8. Solar Turbines – Harbor Drive
  9. Solar Turbines – Kearny Mesa
  10. SPAWAR
  11. T.Y. Lin International

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