Spring 2021 Events

STEM Graduation Workshop

Tuesday, January 26 - 3:00 pm

Planning to graduate May 26th? Make sure you are ready at this graduation workshop for SBVC students majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, and related technological fields (computer science, etc.). Hosted by Armone Lochard, MESA Counselor. To register click here: STEM Graduation Workshop

 

Study Skills for 2021

Thursday, January 28 - 3:00 pm

Learn study skills that will help keep you on track online, during a pandemic, and through a number of other challenges. This workshop is for SBVC students majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, and related fields. We'll cover the five second rule, where to study, how long to study, and more, based on evidence from research and science. To register click here: Study Skills Workshop

 

STEM Graduation Workshop

Wednesday, February 3 - 3:00 pm

Planning to graduate May 26th? Make sure you are ready at this graduation workshop for SBVC students majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, and related technological fields (computer science, etc.). Hosted by Armone Lochard, MESA Counselor. To register click here: STEM Graduation Workshop

 

Local Programs for Medicine/Pre-Health Students

Thursday, February 4 - 4:00 pm

Learn about the Future Physician Leaders (FPL) and Health Coach Program (HCP), two opportunities for SBVC students interested in medicine or pre-health fields. The FPL program is a seven-week summer internship where you learn about developing a community health education project and present your research, network with various health professionals through the leadership lecture series, and some students may participate in a mentorship program. The HCP provides students an opportunity to volunteer at a RUHS clinic and guide patients through goals aimed at achieving healthier lifestyles in partnership with a health care team during the academic school year (2021 - 2022). Both programs have been modified to an online platform until further notice.

To register click here: Local Programs

 

MESA and S-STEM Information Session

Monday, February 8 - 3:00 pm

Learn about the benefits of joining MESA, the S-STEM program and scholarship, and other opportunities for SBVC students majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, computer science, and similar fields. Presentation, followed by Q&A. To register click here: Info Session

 

Got a Summer Internship?

Monday February 8 - 5:00 pm

Don’t know much about summer internships or just want to know where to knock on the door to a PAID summer internship for nerds like us, in STEM fields. Then this presentation is for you! This presentation will also coach you a bit on requesting letters of recommendation and other professional tidbits in the application process. Deadlines to summer internships are very soon! To register click here: Summer Internships

 

Money Management Principles with Professor Anthony Castro

Thursday, February 11 - 3:00 pm

Should I buy as much car as I can afford? What should I spend on rent or a mortgage? What does a good budget look like? Join us for the second personal finance workshop with Professor Anthony Castro and learn the mathematical techniques that can help you make smart choices for your long-term financial success. To register click here: Money Management

 

Want to learn more about COVID-19 testing?

Tuesday, February 23 - 1:00 pm

Come learn about COVID-19 testing from Dr. Katherine Borkovich, the co-director of UCR’s COVID-19 campus testing facility! In addition to working as the co-director of the testing center she also serves as a Professor and Chair of the Microbiology & Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Riverside. To register click here: Want to learn more about COVID-19 testing?

 

Considering a Career in Computer Engineering or Software Development?

Thursday, March 4 - 5:00 pm

Come meet Felix Rugamas! Felix works as a Software Developer at ESRI. Come learn what it takes to make it through to this highly desirable and in high demand profession. To register click here: Considering a Career in Computer Engineering

 

Digital Minimalism

Tuesday, March 16 - 4:00 pm

How can we maximize the benefits of social media in our lives? In this workshop you'll learn how and why to simplify your digital life according to research. We'll cover strategies you can implement over Spring Break so you can finish this semester focused and productive.   To register click here: Digital Minimalism

  

 

 

 

Conservation of Energy w/Nathan Anderson, MESA Student Facilitator for Physics 202

Friday, April 2 - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we will review the concept of conservation of energy and practice applying it to problems from Physics 202. To register click here: Conservation of Energy.

 

Transfer and Graduate Student Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 8 - 3:00 pm 

Are you considering a bachelor of science degree with a science, technology, engineering, or math major? Do you want to know more about what it is like to transfer, graduate, and go on to graduate school? This MESA panel features several local students who transferred to a four-year university after attending community college. Some students on the panel are currently in graduate programs. This will be a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A. Bring your questions! To register click here: Transfer and Graduate Panel

 

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset with Dr. Carol Jones

Friday, April 9 - 1:00 pm

The terms growth mindset/fixed mindset describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore, they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement.

 

A growth mindset is defined as people who have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. Whereas a fixed mindset is defined as people who believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change.

 

What category do you fit into? Find out by attending this informative session!

To register click here: Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

 

A Career Panel Just For You!

Wednesday, April 14 - 5:00 pm

A panel of former community college students (recent and not so recent) talk about their career paths to being STEM professionals in different fields of work. Be surprised by the windy road of success and the persistence for more.

To  register click here: Career Panel

 

Torque Workshop w/Nathan Anderson, MESA Student Facilitator for Physics 202

Friday, April 16 - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we will review the concept of

Torque and how to apply it to problems from Physics 202.

To register click here:

Torque Workshop

 

MESA and S-STEM Information Session

Tuesday, April 20 - 12:00 pm (noon)

Learn about the benefits of joining MESA, the S-STEM program and scholarship, and other opportunities for SBVC students majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, computer science, and similar fields. We will share our updated MESA and S-STEM plans for partially returning to campus this Fall. Presentation, followed by Q&A.  To register click here: Info Session

 

 

 

 

Navigating My Way To and Through a PhD in Geology To Become a STEM Entrepreneur w/ Dr. Gina Oliver 

Tuesday, April 27 – 5 pm

Interested in STEM but not sure where it will lead you? Or unsure how you will make it through getting a degree in STEM? I had those same questions. 

  

Come join in on this candid story that might help you in your own academic journey as I share some of my experiences, hardships, and successes in STEM. I’ll share how I navigated through community college to a Cal State University, and into and through a PhD program in a STEM field. Also, I’ll share the wide range of captivating and unexpected STEM career options that my friends and I have explored so far. 

To register click here: STEM Entrepreneur

 

Impostor Syndrome Workshop w/Nicole Shad, MESA Facilitator & SBVC Alumna

Monday, May 10 - 2:30 pm (Updated)

Ever feel like your successes are not your own, that you don't deserve respect and recognition of others? Fear not, because those are signs of a social construct known as the Impostor Syndrome. To put it simply, it's the constant feeling of being a fraud. Or, as Maya Angelou said, "I've written eleven books, I have run a game on everybody, and they're going to find me out." Join me as I talk about the Imposter Syndrome, its deadly grip on our society, and the steps we must take to embrace the imposter within us.


I look forward to seeing you there.

 

P.S. I am just a mere student, posing as the lead for this workshop, and sooner or later, everyone will find out, said the impostor within me.

To register click here: Impostor Syndrome

 

Check back frequently and you'll see more events listed here. You can find us quickly by searching for "SBVC MESA". Events are subject to change. 

Most Spring 2021 MESA Workshops are 1 hour, followed by 30 minutes to continue the discussion or hang out and chat with the MESA Team or guest speakers.

Questions about our MESA events? Please email jbjerke@valleycollege.edu.