Spring 2023 MESA Events logo

(Dates, locations & times subject to change; for all in person workshops face coverings indoors will be strongly recommended but not required)



Advantages of Quantum Computers
Friday, January 27 - 5:00 pm - PS 229

This is a presentation given after a 4 week winternship which is a collaboration between CSUSB and SBVC.


If you missed this event, you can view the recording here: Advantages of Quantum Computers

To register,

click here:

Quantum Computing 


The Mathematics of Student Loans w/SBVC Professor Anthony Castro
Wednesday, February 15 – 6:00-7:00 pm – Online Event Only!
Which university should you attend based on your financial package? Join Professor Castro as he helps us to determine how to avoid thousands of dollars of debt.

To register, click here: Mathematics of

Student Loans


Zoom Meeting ID:

898 4040 9856

Passcode: 474417



Hands On 3D Printing Workshop, Pt II - w/Dr. Daniel Mayo, Director, STEM-MESA Program
Monday, February 27 - 1:30 pm - PS-135 & Zoom
In this workshop, you will learn how to create/find a model to print. You will receive training on operating the Ender 3 Pro to print objects independently. All students/faculty/family are welcome!

To register, click here:

3D Printing Workshop


To attend, click here:

3D Printing Workshop

Pipeline Programs at UCR School of Medicine with Amanda Limon, Health Educator 3, School of Medicine Pathway Programs
Tuesday, February 28 – 2:00 pm - Online Event Only!

Interested in becoming a medical doctor or working in the healthcare industry?


Come learn about UC Riverside School of Medicine (SOM) and the various Pipeline Programs that will help you prepare. It is never too early to become involved while attending community college and we are here to help! 


Some of the programs offered in the Pipeline Program include Future Physician Leaders (FPL) and Health Coach Program.


To register, click here: UCR Pipeline



Zoom Meeting ID:

821 1914 9374




Transfer Basics: Caltech with Jann Lacoss, Associate Director of Admissions, Caltech
Tuesday, March 14 - 3:00-4:00 pm - Zoom Event Only!
Interested in a transfer to Caltech? Then join us to "meet"  Caltech Associate Director of Admissions Jann Lacoss to learn about transfer to Caltech, including transfer admission requirements, financial aid, opportunities in STEM majors, housing, transportation, and the overall university experience!

To register, click here:

Transfer Basics


Oh the Places You’ll Go: On Mathematics in Careers with Samantha Homier, Research Analyst, SBVC
Tuesday, March 28 - 4:00 pm - PS-135 & Via Zoom

Samantha will give a talk about her journey to become a math major and her career as 

a math professor and data analyst. She will also give some insight into what careers a math major can obtain. 

To register,

click here:

Oh the Places You'll Go


Zoom Meeting ID:

841 7047 0099


Code: 314007


Networking for Nerds with Jennifer Bjerke, SBVC Professor of Geography
Wednesday, March 29 - 4:00-5:00 pm - Zoom Event Only!
Come join Jennifer Bjerke to learn how to grown your own network, find jobs, and deliver STEM success.

To register,

click here:

Networking for Nerds



Hydoponics Workshop - Science Friday
Friday, April 21 - 1:00 pm - PS 135
Make every day Earth Day! Join us for a Hydroponics Workshop, a part of a Friday event series.

To register,

click here: Hydroponics


Who Are Genetic Counselors? with Allana Rosenberg, Genetic Counseling Graduate Student , KGI (Keck Graduate Institute) 
Monday, April 24 - 3:00-4:00 pm - Zoom Event Only!
Allana's talk will focus on what genetic counseling is, what we do, facts about the career, how to become a genetic counselor, and a few patient case examples to give students an idea of what our job looks like!

To register,

click here:

Genetic Counselors


Zoom Meeting ID#:

878 3836 3043


Passcode: 702612


The Invisible Beauty Beyond JWST Recent Images with Salem Emara, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
Wednesday, April 26 - 10:00 am - ART 144

JWST (James Webb Space Telescope), NASA's flagship observatory for the next decade, is poised to support the scientific community and astrophysicists in exploring and observing the early universe. During the presentation, attention will be drawn towards several recent discoveries made by JWST pertaining to the early universe.


Salem Emara is a NASA JPL solar system ambassador. He is Senior Director of Engineering with a semiconductor start-up company. Throughout his career in engineering, he has led and delivered

multiple groundbreaking technologies and projects. Salem's interests include signal processing, digital imaging, astronomy, and physics. His passion is to promote science and technology to both science interest groups and the general public.


Refreshments will be available.

To register, click here:

Invisible Beauty

Solid-State Metal-Rich Materials: Crystal Structures and Chemical Bonding with Joyce Pham, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, California State University, San Bernardino
Thursday, April 27 – 4:00 pm – PS 135

The Solid-State Chemistry Phamily research group at Cal State San Bernardino focuses on discovering new metal-rich materials with specific emphasis on elucidating structural and

chemical-bonding features in these extended solids. This seminar discusses some of the

previous and ongoing projects of Professor Pham and undergraduate students. It will touch

upon synthesis from high temperatures, solving crystal structures, and using chemistry principles to rationalize interatomic interactions. There will also be time for students to inquire about the professional trajectory of the speaker.

To register, click here:

Solid-State Metal Rich Materials


Zoom Meetimg ID:

819 8914 6334

Passcode: 228004


Student Interview Workshop
Tuesday, May 2 - 3:00 pm - PS 135

Join us to learn the skills needed to ACE your interview!

To register, click

here: Student




Today's Good Mood is Sponsored by Coffee: Coffee Making Workshop
Tuesday, May 9 - 1:00 pm - PS 135

Join us for this pilot workshop where we will discuss:

  • Where to find coffee
  • Roasting of coffee beans
  • Extraction (caffeinated vs noncaffeinated)
  • Making coffee (cold brew, expresso, cappuccino, etc)
  • Taste test (Based on registration)

To register,

click here:

Coffee Making



How to Buy a Car Using Mathematics w/SBVC Professor Anthony Castro
Monday, May 15 – 6:00-7:00 pm – ZOOM EVENT ONLY!
Join us as we review the mathematics of car loans with Professor Castro. He’ll also share tips and strategies for getting the best deal at a time when chip shortages, additional supply chain issues, gas prices, and rate hikes loom over affordability.

To register,

click here:

How To Buy A Car Using Math


Zoom Meeting ID:

850 3378 2084

Pass Code:



MESA events are designed for MESA-eligible students who plan to earn a bachelors degree in a field that requires calculus (Math 250) or higher, however, all SBVC students are welcome to attend our events. 

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