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MESA Weekly News – Mar 5th
This week has 4 days of classes, a celebration for International Women’s Day and Friday full of Math fun and help to work on your scholarships!
On Friday, join your fellow MESA students at 10am for the annual MESA Math Challenge. Stay for free pizza (raffle of MESA hoodie sweatshirts) and scholarship info, help getting started and advice from fellow MESA students and alumni who have won the following scholarships:
- NSF Scholarship (only for Cañada students in MESA majors!) – due in THREE weeks
- Chicana/Latina Scholarship – due NEXT week
- AHETEMS (SHPE) Scholarships – due in THREE weeks
What is the MESA Math Challenge? Why participate? Back by popular demand and sponsored by the new MC2 (Math Club @ Canada), the annual MESA Math Challenge is a fun, friendly competition between MESA programs in the state and what's fantastic is that there is no downside to giving it a try -- no public posting of scores unless you're in the top five scorers. Participating and giving the test your best shot will earn you free pizza and will impress your math professor.
MESA Math Challenge at Cañada MESA Center – Friday March 9th, 10AM
--- FREE PIZZA after the exam
--- raffle tickets given out to everyone who is here by 10am – raffling off the very limited qty of new MESA hoodie sweatshirts!
Counselor Carla Stoner-Brito will be hanging out in the Math Lab/MESA Center for “quick stop” counseling. Drop by to talk with her this Wednesday 2-3pm.
Clubs are the way to get involved and get informed. Check out the clubs section of the MESA News for meeting days and times. All signups for spring trips and events will be done at club meetings so check out a club and get involved in spring trips and events.
Want to get paid this summer to engage high-schoolers from Menlo-Atherton in fun math, science and engineering activities? Read the section under “internships” for more info.
TO DO this week!
- At any club meeting –Sign up to attend MESA Spring Conferences & Events Come to any club meeting to learn more about the following trips this spring. Spaces are limited and sign-ups will be taken at club meetings so come check out a MESA club and learn more this week. See club meeting times in the following section.
- SHPE Regional Conference hosted at Sacramento State – March 29th- April 1st http://gaia.ecs.csus.edu/~shpe/rldc/
- MESA Student Leadership Retreat at Happy Valley (Santa Cruz) – Apr 13-15 (limited spots available, the Happy Valley retreat will be filled soon)
- WISE Club -- Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards and Celebration – May 10th
- NSF Scholarship for $3,000-$4,000 next year. due 3/30 Get your FAFSA done now and apply if you are in Math 120 or above (high school seniors can also apply, spread the word!). Get more info and application tips FRIDAY after the MESA Math Challenge. http://canadacollege.edu/nsfscholar/
- Wed @ Math Lab 2-3pm – “Quick Stop” Counseling with Carla Stoner-Brito Get some quick advice and help from a counselor who will be in the Math Lab.
- Thurs @ Cañada Theater 11-12:30pm – International Women’s Day Panel – Women in the Global Economy Theme: Women struggling for economic justice at the “margins” of the global economy Panelists: Chie Abad was a factory worker in Saipan, who made clothes for the GAP. Now Director of the “Sweat Free” campaign at Global Exchange. Lil Milagro is a student organizer with Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), an organization that is at the forefront of current efforts to get the rights of domestic workers recognized. Margi Clarke is a consultant and facilitator with RoadMap Consulting Group, a national network of progressive, multi-cultural, consultants and coaches who work to strengthen the social justice sector.
- Thurs in the Quad – 12:30-1pm International Women’s Day – The Dance Brigade - Performing a high energy blend of Dance, Taiko drumming, martial arts, and theater about women around the world.
- Thurs @ Depart MESA 3:30pm – Engineering Speaker “Choose Your Own Adventure” March 8th -- “Left Turns Made Right “ -- Audrey Ellerbee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford – an Electrical and Biomedical Engineer now teaching at Stanford and researching microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optofluidics, and the use of optics more generally, for low-cost diagnostics Come to talks about life decisions and technical careers from an inspiring group of women. Meet at Stanford Thornton 110 at 4:10pm http://www.stanford.edu/group/mewomen/
- due 5/18 Math Jam Application encourage a fellow student and high school seniors you know to sign up! http://www.canadacollege.edu/calstep/math-jam.html
- Canada Summer Engineering Institute @ SFSU tell high school sophomores and juniors! due 5/18 encourage high school sophomores and juniors to apply online now if they are interested in exploring engineering. Two week, residential program at SFSU run in partnership with Canada College Engineering http://www.canadacollege.edu/bridge/sei.html (ONLY open to high schoolers this year)
- UC Transfer Agreement Guarantee – online now for Fall 2013!Students can start working on their UC TAG for fall 2013 now and save your profile – submit in Sept 2012 http://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu
University Trips: Sign up now at the information Desk, Building 9 room first floor.
- UC Davis Saturday, April 21st (annual Picnic Day at UC Davis)
Club Meetings – Get Involved & Get Informed!
- Tues, 2:30pm – SHPE/Engineering Club Meeting – Get signed up to participate in the SHPE Regional Leadership Conference at Sacramento State. Registration deadline is soon come to the meeting this week! @ MESA 9-257
- Tues, 3:30pm – Robotics Team Meeting – Get involved designing a robot to enter into a competition this June! To join email@example.com @ Engineering room 16-106
- Tues, 3:30pm – Bridging Hispanic Minds to Success (BHMS) – reach out to ESL students and the community to encourage students to consider becoming transfer students. Help with the Undocumented Students Forum in April. @ 9-257
- Every other Wed 3:30pm –Computer Programming Club – taking computer programming or interested in developing software? Find out about Microsoft’s interest in sponsoring this club!@ 9-251B
- Wed @ 4pm – WISE “Women in Science & Engineering” – if you’re a woman interested in math, science or engineering (or learning about those fields)@ 9-257 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thurs 2pm – New! Environmental Club – help launch yet another new club! Brainstorm names – add your suggestions to the poster on the MESA bulletin board @ MESA
- Every other Thurs 4pm – New! MC2 Math Club at Cañada – interested in math, thinking of being a math major, curious about careers for math majors? @ MESA
- Every other Fri 10am –Pre-Med/Health Club – interested in exploring careers and pathways into medical fields? @ MESA 9-257
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines - lots of $ for you
More scholarships -- www.smccd.edu/accounts/canmesa/scholarships.html
- due 3/15 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarships–$1,500 and two leadership weekend sessions with local mentors and recipients open to all majors all immigration status - http://www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship/CLF_Scholarship_Application_2012.pdf
- due 3/30 NSF Scholarship for $3,000-$4,000. Get your FAFSA done now and apply if you are in Math 120 or above. http://canadacollege.edu/nsfscholar/
- due 4/1 SHPE AHETEMS Scholarship for all MESA majors. http://www.shpefoundation.org/
- due 4/1 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship for women transferring in engineering and computer science majors.
- due 4/15 Bay Area Gardeners Foundation Scholarship open to all majors all immigration status http://www.bagf.org/
Internships –more (many with deadlines approaching soon) www.smccd.edu/accounts/canmesa/internships.html
- On-Campus @ Cañada – Summer Science for Menlo-Atherton Students – Prof. Medina is leading the development of a new, 3-week summer program to engage Menlo-Atherton high schoolers in math and science. We need YOU to help the students with hands-on activities. Paid job – June 11th – July 2nd Interested? Email Prof. Medina - email@example.com
- March 30th HACU National Internship Program (all MESA majors, many locations) http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp
- LOFT Internships -partnership http://loftnetwork.org
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) internships – work for the summer with the EPA! There are also opportunities to volunteer on-campus this spring as an EPA ecoAmbassador – www.epa.gov/careers/stuopp.html
MentorNet -- Get a mentor who studied your major and is now working in industry in your chosen field. As long as you use your my.smccd.edu email address and are majoring in science, engineering or math you are eligible. Sign up at www.mentornet.net and hit JOIN NOW or FIND A MENTOR.
Get Connected via Facebook – search for these groups and get connected:
- MESA Cañada College
- California MESA Program – updates on internships & resources in California
- Cañada Honors Program
Cathy – Cathy Lipe, MESA Program Coordinator, office 9-251A firstname.lastname@example.org
Where’s Cathy? This week I will be around the MESA Center or somewhere on-campus.
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