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2014 STEM Shadow Day Recap

Through the San Diego MESA Alliance, pre-college and college students had a unique experience to witness the “real world” of work in an engineering or scientific environment.

Industry’s involvement provided 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. Students were able to observe and work with a professional in action and employers made a positive impact on the lives of students; future engineers and scientists!

MESA’s STEM Shadow Day was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, with 13 companies hosting a total of 117 student participants.

117 student participants:

  • 1 university (San Diego State University):  51 students (MESA (43), SWE (5), and Troops to Engineers program (3) students)
  • 2 community colleges (San Diego City College and Southwestern College):  39 MESA students
  • 4 San Diego high schools (Lincoln, Morse, O’Farrell, Sweetwater):  17 MESA students
  • 5 Imperial Valley high schools (Brawley, Calexico, Central Union, Imperial, Southwest):  10 MESA students

13 company participants:

  1. ABC Engineering/Stellaire Corp.
  2. Black & Veatch
  3. BP BioFuels
  4. CleanSpark
  5. HNTB
  6. Nasland Engineering
  7. Northrop Grumman UMS
  8. Nuvasive
  9. Rick Engineering Company
  10. San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
  11. Solar Turbines
    1. Harbor Drive facility
    2. Kearny Mesa facility
  12. Tocagen
  13. UTC Aerospace Systems

Published in MESA Activities STEM Shadow Day