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  • Mesa Biology Professor Dr. Daniela Bruckman Assists in Lab Redesign

    March 05, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    As a new full-time hire in the Biology Department, Professor Daniela Bruckman is bringing fresh eyes to the general biology curriculum. When she taught Biology 210B: Introduction to the Biological Sciences II during her first semester at Mesa, she referred to a lab manual published by a previous instructor to create her lesson plans. Today, she conducts her classes with new lab material that she created as part of a grant-funded initiative to close equity gaps in the life sciences.

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    Filed Under: Daniela Bruckman, Biology, Lab Redesign, Faculty, STEM

  • Mesa Student Represents Women in STEM as Cooke Scholarship Semifinalist

    January 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    On January 23, 2020, San Diego Mesa College student Hanan Dirirsa was announced as a semifinalist for the selective Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for transfer students. The scholarship supports select high-achieving community college students with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years as they complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year university or college.

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    Filed Under: Jack Kent Cooke, Scholarships, STEM, Women in Science

  • Mesa Bridges Students' Success

    December 31, 2019  |  Office of Communications

    With the passing of each academic year, Mesa College continues to be honored by the academic and professional achievements of our past and present Olympians. Those include the merits and accolades of our developing scientists in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, which supports scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds as they plan to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in biomedical or behavioral science.

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    Filed Under: STEM, Student Research, Bridges to the Baccalaureate

  • San Diego Mesa STEM Scholars Participate in NCAS

    August 09, 2018  |  Office of Communications

    Four San Diego Mesa College students, Alexander Beltzer-Sweeney, Ana Parra, Rob Ronayne and Alex Hewett, have been selected to participate in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. The National Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, program is an educational experience for community college students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    Filed Under: NCAS Scholars, STEM Scholars, STEM

  • STEM Community Scholars Embark on Tierra Excursion

    April 02, 2018  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego Mesa College Foundation was selected to receive a generous grant from the Science and Technology Grants Program from the San Diego Foundation on January 15, 2018. This funded the opportunity for Mesa College STEM students to participate in a field trip on Friday, March 2, 2018 entitled Tierra Excursion. The trip included a tour of Wild Willow Farm, a sustainable farm with educational resources, and a visit to the Tijuana River Estuary, an area of land in Imperial Beach where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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    Filed Under: Tierra Excursion, STEM Students, Wild Willow Farm, Tijuana River Estuary, STEM, STEM Scholars, STEM Field Trip, STEM Conexiones

  • Mesa College Sends Students to NASA

    January 23, 2018  |  Office of Communications

    J. Shawn Cvetezar and Naylynn Tañón of San Diego Mesa College have been selected as NASA Community Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) and will be participating in an onsite experience this February. NCAS is a highly competitive program that gives community college students the opportunity to meet and work with NASA engineers and scientists.

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    Filed Under: NASA, Engineering, Physics, Mesa College Students, Johnson Space Center, NCAS Scholars, NASA Ames Visitor Center, Astronomy, STEM

  • Mesa SEEDS Scholars Travel to New Mexico to Present Research

    March 06, 2017  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    Four San Diego Mesa College SEEDS (STEM Engagement for the Enrichment of Diverse Students program) students presented their research projects at the 2017 Principal Investigator’s Meeting Feb. 16-18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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    Filed Under: STEM, SEEDS

  • STEM Lecture Series Brings Exciting Research, Information to Mesa

    October 27, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    San Diego Mesa College’s School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ welcomes students, staff, faculty and the community to attend the STEM lecture series this fall semester.

    Originally created as a Physical Sciences Lecture series in 2014, the wider categorization of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics allows for a greater range of subjects to be featured during the lecture series.

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    Filed Under: STEM Lecture Series, STEM