MESA Engineering Program
The MESA Engineering Program, or MEP, is a statewide network of related programs coordinated through the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA). MEP is an academic support department within the College of Engineering and Computer Science. MEP helps students develop personally and professionally in preparation for the corporate world. MEP creates a family-like culture where students feel supported in their academic careers.
1. February 10, 11:00-3:00pm: Portfolio Workshop hosted by AISES
AISES will be assisting students in developing their own portfolio webline as well as sharing information regarding the upcoming career fair. Please bring your laptop and ECS login information.
3. February 27: "Space...The Final Frontier" (MEP General Assembly)
2:00pm-3:00pm Presentation by Dr. Firouz Naderi, Former Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA, “How did humans end up on planet Earth and what is in store for us?”
5:00-7:00pm Panel: “Space, the human journey from Earth to the moon, International Space Station, Mars and beyond"
Calendar of Events
Sac State Student Leaders Connect with Silicon Valley Industry
A select group of Sacramento State University students confirmed they have what it takes to be leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers during a special invitation-only conference. The 13th Annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Student Leadership Conference, themed “The New Face of STEM,” was held October 14-15 at the Santa Clara Marriott.
Students engaged in a number of creative activities designed to sharpen their professional skills. They competed in an elevator pitch challenge styled after the hit show “The Voice.” Audience members voted by live polling during this PG&E hosted competition. SoCalGas led a team building Lego Challenge. And a networking social event included improv games geared toward enhancing social and emotional skills. Students also participated in mock interviews, connected with industry representatives, heard guest speakers and attended workshops. This focus on so-called “soft skills” is a key to shaping well-rounded STEM professionals.
The event was fully sponsored by industry donations. Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas Company, Edison International and San Diego Gas & Electric were the top sponsors with additional funding from CHC Consulting, Intel, Applied Materials and Jabil. Other partners included NASA, Tesla and AT&T. The Sac State conference attendees were sponsored by PG&E.
NASA astronaut Commander Victor Glover was named the 2016 MESA Distinguished Alum. He participated in MESA while middle school and undergrad and credits the program with being a driving force behind his success as an engineer. He encouraged students to stay committed to STEM education. “What you’re doing is so vital, so important to California and the planet,” he said.
Danielle McNamara, MESA Statewide, October 27, 2016
Top Row: David Rabago, Wilton Reynolds, Jaime Ulloa, Diego Ruiz, Anthony Navarro, Miguel Sanchez, Maria Garcia Baeza; Middle Row: Jaime White, Reyna Angeles, Ariel Medina; Bottom Row: Evelyn Delgado, Alyissa Azucena, Xiomara Valdivia, Monica Cedeno, Elayna Mascareno
Civil Engineering student wins Meed Paper Competition at 2016 ASCE Mid-Pacific Conference
A big Hornet hurrah for civil engineering major Margarita Kovalchuk! She won the Daniel W. Mead Professional Paper Competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Pacific Regional Conference in Reno, beating out competitors from UC Berkeley and University of the Pacific. Margarita, whose concentration is environmental and water-resources engineering, is president of Sac State’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and an officer in the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. This summer, she’ll be working on a stormwater research project at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. We’re Hornet proud of this rising star!
Sac State Leader Archive, May 20, 2016
Engineering Student Wins Trustees Award
Yuriy Dzyuba was two years old when his family fled Ukraine to avoid religious persecution. His mother raised him and two brothers but had difficulty assimilating to American culture. Today, Yuriy is an undergraduate student at California State University, Sacramento, majoring in mechanical engineering. He maintains a 3.7 GPA and has been on the Dean's Honor Roll every semester.
ECS News Archive, September 10, 2015