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:
- ABC Engineering/Stellaire Corp.
- Black & Veatch
- BP BioFuels
- Nasland Engineering
- Northrop Grumman UMS
- Rick Engineering Company
- San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
- Solar Turbines
- Harbor Drive facility
- Kearny Mesa facility
- UTC Aerospace Systems