Welcome to the MESA center's photo image scrapbook! This collection represents a variety of MESA center events as well as day-to-day life at the MESA lab. The links below will take you to thumbnail galleries which you may browse at your leisure.
Our annual MESA Student Leadership Retreat is held in the Santa Cruz mountains each spring. During this exciting weekend MESA students from all over the state of California come and stay to begin forming networks and rededicate themselves to the academic and life goals that they have made. Fun, scientific content and challenge are combined in a beautiful natural setting. Please select a gallery from the following links.
During the school year, especially when class may not be in session, field trips are scheduled to various transfer universities, research facilities, industry sites and science museums so MESA students can gain more insight into their career choices and the associated demands and rewards. These trips are often invaluable for students who often come back inspired and reinvigorated for their courses of study. Please select a gallery from the following links.
At the end of every semester, we take a break to give a MESA send-off to those students who may be transferring and also to recognize another semester of progress and learning for all everybody. We have scholarship recognition, award ceremonies, and we get to hear from the alumni who can come and talk about their experiences. Something fun is always part of the mix: a dance, and engineering competition, a speaker or some live music. Please select a gallery from the following links.
Room 714 on the Cabrillo College campus is home to a special brand of academic and social life. Many MESA members and friends of MESA make our study center a home away from home. It is chock full of resources for the aspiring science transfer student; books, software and computer equipment, state-of-the-art tutors and, of course, the Academic Excellence Workshops.
This was a residential science fellowship program that was hosted by UCSC for MESA students from 1996-2000. Students from MESA programs all over the state came during two weeks in the summer to participate in the intensive research-directed curriculum in physical science, life science or computer science. Check out the galleries--recognize anyone?
View the Camp MESA Galleries 1998 1999 2000
This was an NSF-funded program involving California's MESA students in leadership training and then early research experiences. Here at Cabrillo we offered some Energy-themed BA STAR internships. Students learned about residential energy audits and retrofitting for energy efficiency. Some of these students are now engineers working in those same fields!