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California to Send Two All-Female Teams to Nationals

The Bay Area and Southern California will both rep the Golden State at this month's MESA National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC) in New Mexico. Student teams from Orchard Park Middle School in the Antioch Unified School District and Costa Mesa High School in...

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MESA USA Launches Alumni Effort, First Event

Join MESA alumni from across the country during the first ever MESA USA alumni webinars this month. Two panels -- one highlighting alumni in their early careers and one on later career professionals -- will stream during the 2022 MESA USA convening, Tuesday June 21 at...

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Hey Future Entrepreneurs! Over Here!

Hey Future Entrepreneurs! Over Here!

The MESA Idea Accelerator project is an 8-week long course that will engage students in developing solutions to societal problems using a human centered design process. The course culminates with a pitch presentation that will be judged by industry members. Through...

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Back in Action (And in Person)

Back in Action (And in Person)

Solving the diversity problem in the tech world is a complicated problem.  Many tech companies have committed to improving their hiring practices but there's still much progress to be made.  In fact, most companies have yet to move the needle by any...

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Creating Solutions for the Community

Creating Solutions for the Community

From access to healthcare for low income residents to rapid exchange of info for isolated rural communities, MESA undergraduate students identified and attempted to solve problems with a combination of tech know how and empathy. These were the winning submissions of...

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From mentee to employee

From mentee to employee

For Monica Noori-Saghar MESA means progress. As a first generation college student, she began her STEM journey at Diablo Valley College. She was active in MESA and the program led her to transfer to San Jose State University which also has a MESA center. Monica was...

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SRJC rated top college for Hispanic students (Petaluma 360)

The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine has listed Santa Rosa Junior College one of the nation’s “Top 50 Community Colleges for Hispanics.” According to the American Association of Community Colleges, there are currently about 1,132 community colleges in the United...

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Oracle Boosts CS Education

Oracle Boosts CS Education

Oracle Academy equipped MESA teachers with tools and training that will lead to thousands of students at low-performing schools getting hands-on experience in coding. Eight MESA teachers from across the state took a five day boot camp on Java programming and how to...

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Google, Bourns Hosts Future Engineers

Google, Bourns Hosts Future Engineers

The 2019 MESA Day Finals are this weekend about a thousand students will converge at industry sites to compete and check out where engineers and scientists do their thing. They will create machines, crush bridges and code robotic arms in hopes of capturing a win. The...

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Future Engineers Show Off Skills in Hands-on Competitions

Future Engineers Show Off Skills in Hands-on Competitions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 28, 2019Danielle McNamara510.987.0230 More than 700 middle and high school students will create machines, crush bridges and code robotic arms in hopes of capturing a win during MESA’s hands-on math, engineering and science competition championships Saturday, April 13th at the Bourns Technology Center in Riverside. Students will participate in the MESA Day […]

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