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MESA STEM Shadow Day


 

2018 MESA STEM Shadow Day will be on Thursday, November 15.

 

Through the San Diego MESA Alliance, pre-college and college students will have a unique experience to witness the “real world” of work in an engineering or scientific environment. Industry’s involvement will 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! Employers can make a positive impact on the lives of students; future engineers and scientists!  Through this program, students can picture themselves in these positions; in the near future and can also create goals to get there.

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View past MESA STEM Shadow Days on our San Diego MESA Alliance archives.

Info for industry/faculty/professionals




Step 1:  Please review the STEM Shadow Day Industry Info Packet (includes program overview, sample agenda, timeline, etc.):

 

  • MESA STEM Shadow Day Industry Info Packet 2018 (.doc) or (.pdf)
  • Sample media release form for multiple companies (.doc)
  • Sample media release form for specific company (.doc)
  • Sample waiver release liability form (.pdf)

Step 2:  After reviewing the STEM Shadow Day Industry Info Packet and you are still interested in hosting students, please register by either submitting an online registration using the link below or by e-mailing the print version to EPamintuan@sdsu.edu:
 
 
Step 3:  Eric Pamintuan will e-mail to confirm receipt and follow-up with any questions or comments.

Info for students




Step 1:  Please review the STEM Shadow Day Student Info Packet (includes program overview, sample agenda, timeline, etc.):

 

  • MESA STEM Shadow Day Flyer 2018 (.pdf) or (.jpg)
  • MESA STEM Shadow Day Student Info Packet 2018 (.doc) or (.pdf)

Step 2:  After reviewing the STEM Shadow Day Student Packet and you are still interested in participating, please register at the link below (as stated in Info Packet, registering does not guarantee a spot).
 
Student MESA STEM Shadow Day online registration will open on Tuesday, August 21, 2018:

  • Online version for high school students (eligible MESA program students/campuses, see your MESA teacher/advisor for reference)
  • Online version for college students
  • Print version (Adobe PDF) available only by request
  • Registration closes end of day Thursday, September 27, 2018
 
Step 3:  If matched, you will be given further instructions and will be required to attend one (1) mandatory STEM Shadow Day Preparation meeting held at their home campus.  High school students will be informed by their MESA Director/Adviser of their meeting choice(s).

Note: Documents in Portable Document (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view; download Adobe Acrobat Reader here http://get.adobe.com/reader/

2018 Timeline



  • February 14 (Wed): Industry registration opens 
  • August 12 (Sun):  Industry registration closes
  • August 21 (Tue): Student registration opens 
  • September 27 (Thu): Student registration closes
  • October 9-12: Matched notices sent to student registrants and collection of any special documents 
  • October 18 (Thu): Student emergency opt-out date deadline 
  • October 22-26: Confirmations e-mailed to industry registrants 
  • Late October-Early November: High school student participants prep meeting(s) 
  • October 31 (Wed):  San Diego State University student participants prep meeting(s)
  • November 1 (Thu):  San Diego City College & Southwestern College student participants prep meetings
  • November 15 (Thu): MESA STEM Shadow Day! 
  • November 15-16: Online survey sent to industry and student participants

2018 Industry Participants



Last updated on 10/3/18.  Company name, student type to host, Shadow Day agenda timeframe (note timeframes do not incorporate transportation and check-in times):

 

 

  1. CourseKey Education 
    • College sophomores and above
    • in computer enigneering and computer science
    • from 9:30-2:30 pm
  2. General Atomics (Inertial Fusion Technology Division)
    • College sophomores and above
    • in physics, electrical engineering
    • from 9-3 pm
  3. GHD
    • High school seniors, college freshmen and sophomore
    • in civil, construction, environmental engineering, and/or environnmental science
    • from 9-2 pm
  4. Harris & Associates
    • College sophomores and above
    • in civil, construction, environmental engineering, environmental science
    • from 9-1:30 pm
  5. HDR, Inc.
    • College sophomores and above
    • in civil engineering (transit rail)
    • from ~8-2 pm
  6. HNTB Corporation
    • College juniors and seniors
    • in civil engineering
    • from 9:30-2 pm
  7. Hologic Inc
    • College sophomores and juniors
    • in bio-engineering, bio-medical, computer science
    • from 9-2 pm
  8. Nasland Engineering
    • College freshmen and above
    • in civil engineering
    • from 9:30-2:30 pm
  9. NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
    • College sophomores and above
    • in aerospace, electrical, mechanical engineering
    • from 8-2 pm
  10. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Environmental Business Line
    • College seniors
    • in biology, chemistry, environmental engineering/science, geology, physics
    • from 8-3:30 pm
  11. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
    • College seniors
    • in electrical, computer engineering
    • from 8:30-3 pm
  12. NV5, Inc
    • College sophomores and above
    • in civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, geo tech engineering
    • from 9-1 pm
  13. Rick Engineering Company
    • High school juniors, seniors, college freshmen and above
    • in civil, construction, environmental engineering, computer or environmental science, geology
    • from 9-3:30 pm
  14. Safran Power Units
    • College sophomores and above
    • in aerospace engineering
    • from 9-3 pm
  15. San Diego Gas & Electric (~Lightwave location)
    • College freshmen and above
    • in electrical engineering
    • from ~8-4:30 pm
  16. San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
    • College sophomores and above
    • in biology, environmental engineering, geology, with a genuine interest in water quality
    • from 10-3 pm
  17. Solar Turbines, Inc. (2 locations)
    • High school juniors and above, college freshmen and above
    • in aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical engineering, chemistry, statistics
    • from 8:30-3 pm
  18. Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific
    • College freshmen and above
    • in computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, statistics
    • from 7:45-4 pm
  19. Tioga Research, Inc.
    • High school juniors and above, college freshmen and above
    • in bio-engineering, bio, chem, pharmaceutical
    • from 10-1 pm
  20. T.Y. Lin International
    • College seniors
    • in civil engineering
    • from 10-2 pm
  21. UTC Aerospace Systems
    • College freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
    • in aerospace and mechanical engineering
    • from 8-1:30 pm
  22. Viasat Inc.
    • High scool juniors and above, college freshmen and sophomores
    • in computer science, electrical and computer engineering
    • from 8:30-3 pm

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