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2008 Walk on Water Competition

The 2008 Walk on Water competition was held on Saturday, October 18, 2008at the Southwestern Community College swimming pool, from 9:00 – 1:00 PM. The competition had over 57 attendees, with teams from Southwestern College, San Diego State University, San Diego City College, and local high schools.

Teams of MESA students designed “buoyancy shoes”, and student “shoe pilots” race across the length of the pool. The competition allows students to gain experience at applying applying the engineering design process; solving open-ended problems.

Some of the campuses respective MESA programs’ refunded costs to build the buoyancy shoes that teams created to ‘walk on water’, up to $100. Southwestern College student organizations such as AMSA (American Medical Student Association), the Culinary Grilling Club (CGC), and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) sold refreshments as part of their fundraising efforts.

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2008-2009 San Diego Region Joint Planning Conference for Engineering and Science Chapters

On Friday, Aug. 22, Raytheon’s Expeditionary Warfare Center hosted more than 50 student leaders and industry sponsors for the 2008 San Diego Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Alliance Joint Planning Conference for engineering and science student chapters.

The purpose of the annual event was to provide a forum for the leaders of various student organizations including:

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Women Engineers to collaborate to improve chapter effectiveness and communication between stakeholders and to promote leadership development.

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2008 NSF/MESA Summer Team Internship Luncheon

The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to the San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA) provided stipends for 36 student interns this summer at various projects in science and engineering firms in, but not limited to, San Diego. Some companies decided to compensate the interns themselves separate of our provided stipend and thus able to allow other students opportunities to participate.

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PBS&J Donates $5,000

The San Diego MESA Alliance comprised of San Diego State University, San Diego City College and Southwestern College received $5,000 donation from PBS&J.

PBS&J is a long time supporter of MESA in San Diego. This donation furthers assists the San Diego MESA Alliance in providing for it’s students out-of-classroom experiences and professional development opportunities.

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MESA/SPAWAR Training Academy

The 2nd Annual Team SPAWAR MESA Training Academy took place at the SPAWAR Old Town facility in San Diego, California, on Friday, April 18, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the training academy was to expose a diverse group of college level engineering, math, and science students to the world of Civil Service employment and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace as an acquisition professional or engineer.

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7th Annual Leadership Summit

The 7th annual Leadership Summit took place at the Indian Hills Camp in Jamul on the weekend of February 15, 2008. Students from San Diego City College, San Diego State University, Southwestern College, and Ventura College participated in various competitions that promoted the use of their leadership skills and various strengths attributes.

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