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Title: San Diego MESA Alliance Industry Advisory Board Meeting Dec 10, 2008

San Diego MESA Alliance Industry Advisory Board
Meeting Dec 10, 2008
IAB Chair - Edgar Camerino
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Review of minutes
  • Oct 8 2008

2008 San DiegoMath Science Initiative
  • With Seed Money from the ATT Foundation, MESA is
    Building a Powerful Network of Math and Science
    Education Resources in San Diego K-12 Public
    Schools that Features a Rigorous Curriculum
  • and Academic Support System for Disadvantaged

Todays Agenda
  • MESA
  • Why San Diego?
  • The Initiative
  • Results to Date
  • Projected Growth
  • Partnership Opportunities

  • For 38 years, MESA has provided a hands-on math
  • science education system for educationally
    disadvantaged students that has become the
    national model.
  • We work with school districts to train math and
    science teachers in a rigorous curriculum
    featuring an annual engineering design
    competition, as well as college preparation,
    counseling, college trips, visits to industry,
    and parent and community involvement.
  • The program serves over 20,000 students K-16
    annually in California, has won national awards
    and been replicated in 14 other states.
  • NSF has been a key supporter, as have private
    foundations and more than 200 corporations who
    rely on MESA to produce the technology graduates
    they need for their enterprises.

Academic Excellence Workshops
Study Skills
Individual Academic Plan (IAP)
Hands-on M/S Activities
Entrance Exam Test Prep
Career/College Exploration
Summer Academic Leadership Institutes
MESA Days and Academies
Annual Recognition Events
Extracurricular Intensives
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  • Total students served (2005-06) 20,050
  • Students served at all levels K-12, community
    college and
  • university
  • Schools served 307 (126 high schools, 121 middle
  • junior high, 60 elementary)
  • MESA Centers located at
  • UC 6
  • CSU 10
  • Independent universities 2
  • Community colleges 29
  • Community sites 4

  • Evidence of Effectiveness MESAs K-12 Program
  • 83 of MESA students complete Algebra by the
    tenth grade, allowing more time in high school to
    take college preparatory math courses.
  • Of California MESA graduating high school
    seniors, 67 went on to college, compared to 44
    of all California graduating high school seniors.
  • 36 of MESA high school seniors were eligible to
    attend UC, compared to 6 of African American,
    Latino and American Indian
    high school seniors.
  • Of MESA high school graduates, 57 went on to
    postsecondary education as math, science or
    engineering majors.

Why San Diego?
  • The proportion of students obtaining STEM degrees
    in the U.S. has fallen in the last decade, from
    32 in 1994-95 to 27 in 2003-04.1 Engineering
    degrees dropped 20 from 1985 to 2005.2 Yet
    jobs requiring STEM training are expected to
    increase 51 nationally, leading to 6 million
    potential job openings for scientists, engineers
    and technicians.3 By 2020 the United States
    could face a shortfall of 14 million such
    workers.4 Seventeen of the top 20 fastest
    growing jobs in the nation are in STEM fields.
    Conservative estimates of the costs incurred by
    the economy from this labor shortage range from
    3 billion to 4 billion per year.5
  • This project would address the shortage by
    replicating the California-based Mathematics,
    Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
    programone of the countrys most successful and
    highly regarded STEM education and career
    preparation programsto reach 1,500 underserved
    students in math and science at the K-12 level in
    San Diego, California.
  • 1 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO),
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Trends and the Role of Federal Programs, 2006.
  • 2 Op/ed piece by Cisco senior executive
    Christopher Nordlinger, Chronicle of
    Philanthropy, 10/13/05
  • 3 IBM press release citing U.S. Department of
    Labor data covered in 9/16/05
  • 4 Claiming Common Ground, 2006, The Institute
    for Educational Leadership, The National Center
    for Public Policy and Higher Education and The
    Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research.
  • 5 Gaudin, S. Network World, July 13, 2000 13.

Why San Diego?
  • Although ranked third in the state in population
    size and sixth nationally, San Diego lags behind
    other large California cities in the number of
    college-entering high school freshman from the
    public school system. In 2006, the college going
    rate (CSU, UC and CCC) from public high schools
    in San Diego county was only 45. That is 7
    percentage points lower than the Los Angeles rate
    of 52, and 25 percentage points lower than the
    San Francisco rate of 70.
  • San Diego also lags behind most other large
    counties in the state in the rate of students
    entering the UC system from public high schools.
    That rate is 6.5, as opposed to statewide
    average of 7.4. Comparing San Diego to the other
    two largest cities in the state, Los Angeles is
    at 8.1, and San Francisco is 23.3. In contrast,
    of the MESA high school graduates who went to
    college, 29 enrolled in UC right after

Why San Diego?
  • Hispanic, Native American, African American,
    Pacific Islander, and American Indian students
    are far less likely to leave high school having
    met their college entrance requirements (between
    24 and 28) than White, Filipino or Asian
    students (between 46 to 60). In comparison,
    61 of MESA graduates fulfilled the A-G
    requirements for UC and CSU admission with grades
    C or better.
  • Of the 493,669 students enrolled in San Diego
    County public schools, 44.7 are eligible for
    free or reduced-price meals and would be
    considered economically disadvantaged. API scores
    among MESA target population schools are also
    substantially lower than more affluent districts.

Why San Diego?
  • Two years ago, MESA received a 1.5 million grant
    from the ATT Foundation to re-establish service
    centers in two regions in California -- including
    San Diego -- that had previously been closed due
    to state budget cuts. MESA has been aggressively
    matching this investment and has been able to
    raise an additional 455,000, or 91 cents for
    every dollar invested by our anchor grant maker,
    for our center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • MESAs vision for a multilateral partnership with
    a broad array of stakeholders in the San Diego
    business and community sectors calls for serving
    greater numbers of students in the region and
    achieving sustainability for the anchor grant for
    future years.
  • San Diego is home to many of the nations leading
    technology, communications, aerospace, and
    defense companies, all of which rely on the kind
    of talented, diverse applicant pool that MESA
    graduates provide.

The Initiative
  • The initiatives objective is to increase the
    number of educationally disadvantaged students
    from the Greater San Diego Region who enter and
    graduate from college in a math/science-based
    major and enter successful careers in
    mathematics, engineering, science and technology.

The Initiative
  • Topline Achievements San Diego
  • Contracted with San Diego State University for
    200,000 to permanently house program in College
    of Engineering (subject to annual performance
  • Hired full-time center director to serve as
    bridge between university and local school
  • Signed contract with San Diego Unified School
    District with 8,400 in current commitments and
    started negotiations with Lemon Grove and Santee
  • Completed implementation of MESA in 16 schools
    with 18 MESA teachers to serve 400 students
  • Huge response among teachers and students 200
    students already signed up for engineering design
    competition in 2008.

Results to Date
  • Goal 1
  • Actively engage under-represented students to
    reach their potential in math and science through
    hands-on activities so they are better prepared
    to complete their college degree in a Science,
    Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
  • Result Achieved
  • About 400 students will be enrolled
  • and fully engaged this academic year
  • in the following activities
  • Individual academic plans
  • MESA periods
  • College test preparation
  • Study skills training
  • Engineering design competitions
  • Career and college exploration
  • Parent leadership development
  • Teacher professional development opportunities

Results to Date
Goal 2 Strengthen teachers pedagogy and
math/science subject knowledge in alignment with
California State Subject Matter Standards
  • Result Achieved
  • About 18 math and science teachers
  • will experience one or more of the
  • following professional development
  • opportunities this academic year
  • MESA Academy for Science and Mathematics
    Educators (MASME) (3-day summer workshop)
  • Mathematics Physics Technology Institute (MPTI)
    (10-day summer workshop)
  • Orientation, site visits and technical training

Results to Date
  • Result In Progress
  • Teachers come into contact with
  • useful and transformative tools as
  • part of MESAs campaign to infuse
  • its program with technology
  • MASME features workshops on online resources for
    use in developing lesson plans, working with
    students, fund raising and grant writing, as well
    as Texas Instruments graphing calculator
  • MPTI offers a compelling set of real-world
    applications enabled by the T.I. technology and
    the LearningLoop, MESAs own Confidence Based
    Learning System

Goal 3 Increase education and awareness among
teachers about effective use of learning
technology in the classroom
Results to Date
Goal 4 Use teachers as the conduit to raise
awareness and enlist support from students
family members and communities to partner to
advance students educational aspirations
  • Result Achieved
  • Center directors have met with
  • teachers in the community, received
  • commitments from them to engage
  • the wider community to motivate
  • students, and in many cases are
  • already seeing their efforts bear fruit
  • Outreach conducted at SDSU Native American
    Students Day
  • SDSU undergraduate volunteers were provided to
    schools that requested tutors
  • At San Diego, 15 schools signed up within the
    first 10 months
  • 120 students marched in the Martin Luther King
    Parade with the SDSU Intercultural Relations

Results to Date
Goal 5 Create a cadre of teacher leaders to
inspire and disseminate program content to
non-MESA faculty and to lead future MESA
engineering design competitions
  • Result In Progress
  • Because it is by definition long-term,
  • this goal is not likely to be reached
  • until after the third year, however
  • Dozens of new teachers have already been trained
    in the MESA curriculum, and history shows us they
    will quickly share their knowledge with
  • For both MASME and MPTI, post-enrollment-deadline
    slots are opened on a first-come, first-served
    basis to non-MESA faculty
  • At USC, MESA has managed to develop a cadre of
    teachers who act as train-the-trainers for the
    MPTIs and their work has made a huge impact on
    the organization

Results to Date
Goal 6 Create a stronger college-going culture
among educationally disadvantaged students, their
families, their schools and their communities in
the San Diego area.
  • Result In Progress
  • Because it is by definition long-term,
  • this goal is not likely to be reached
  • until after the third year, however
  • Both centers have started outreach to their local
    communities, including the Native American Indian
    community (SD)
  • Local industry has been engaged at both
    centers. Employees will serve as volunteers in
    engineering design competitions, will be invited
    to join board of directors and asked to join
    industry/college speaker board (SD)

Goal 6 Create a stronger college-going culture
among educationally disadvantaged students, their
families, their schools and their communities in
the San Diego area.
  • Result In Progress
  • The following schools have already been enrolled
    in the program
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Middle schools
  • Challenger
  • Farb
  • Keiller Leadership Academy
  • Mann
  • Montgomery
  • Pacific Beach
  • Roosevelt
  • John Muir (K-12)
  • High schools
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Morse
  • SD Ed Complex (CIMA)
  • SD Ed Complex (SciTech)
  • San Diego MET (9-10)
  • Kearney-Mesa

Projected Growth
Program Services Rollout
  • Individual academic plans
  • MESA periods
  • College test preparation
  • Study skills training
  • Engineering design competitions
  • Parent leadership development
  • Teacher professional development opportunities
  • Student counseling and advising
  • Summer pre-engineering courses
  • Career and college exploration
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Student leadership development
  • Industry site visits and shadow days
  • Industry advisory board development
  • Academic excellence workshops
  • Special program development
  • Advanced teacher professional development
  • Accelerated student academic preparation programs
    (e.g., FastTrack Math, Algebra Academy, more
    pre-engineering courses, etc.)

Projected Growth
Current and Projected Enrollment of MESA Students
Current and Projected Enrollment of MESA Schools
Cost Per Student
Current and Projected Enrollment of MESA Teachers
Note Cost-per-student is based on average of
250,000 total core infrastructure budget per
full MESA center, divided by the number of
students the center serves. Starting in 2008-09,
the SF Bay Area Center is scheduled to add a new
field station in Concord, adding 80,000 to the
total budget for that year and all future years.
Partnership Opportunities
  • MESA has adopted four strategies to ensure the
  • center continues to grow and thrive
  • Conduct matching campaigns that allow other
    donors to fully leverage their investment with
    the anchor donor and other matching funds.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors who are
    committed to supporting MESAs operating expenses
    to bring these services to San Diego and ensure
    continued service to students.
  • Continue pushing for permanent institutional
    support at the state and local levels
  • Harness existing relationships with foundation
    and corporate donors to support specific programs
    that will take place in the two geographies.

Partnership Opportunities
Partnership Opportunities
  • Provide MESA with cash grants to support and
    sustain its work in San Diego. Right now we are
    looking for several anchor grants for 2009-2012.
  • Provide MESA with in-kind support in the form of
    volunteer engagement on the local MESA board of
    directors and program activity events.
  • Provide MESA with technical assistance in the
    form of consulting and community building to help
    us build our network in San Diego.

Partnership Opportunities
  • Sponsor MESA at SDSU. All sponsors receive
    recognition in all publications and website
    produced by the SDSU MESA pre-college program.
  • Level Cost (annual)
  • Diamond 100,000
  • Platinum 75,000-100,00
  • Gold 50,000-75,000
  • Silver 25,000-50,000
  • MESA Hero 10,000-25,000
  • MESA Partner 5,000-10,000
  • MESA Supporter 1,000-5,000
  • MESA Booster 100-1,000

Partnership Opportunities
  • Supporting San Diego MESA achieves three
    objectives simultaneously it strengthens the
    math/science academic pipeline that produces San
    Diego employers STEM workforce, it improves
    educational outcomes for disadvantaged students
    and communities, and it meets the philanthropic
    objectives of your company or foundation board.
  • Supporting MESA now makes sense because your
    giving dollar goes the farthest and has the
    greatest impact.
  • As an early-stage investor, your foundation can
    take a significant role as a stakeholder in the
    program with influence in the shaping of the
  • MESA is uniquely positioned to steward your
    philanthropy or recruitment dollar well in San
    Diego because our program has 38 years of proven
    effectiveness, a strong track record of
    accountability to donors, and a history of
    working with San Diego students for many years.

Program Updates
  • SDSU MESA Engineering Program (MEP)
  • SDSU MESA Schools Program (MSP)
  • SDSU Imperial Valley MSP
  • City College MESA
  • Southwestern College MESA
  • Student Organizations

Program Updates SDSU MEP
  • MEP Transfer Orientation / Alumni Panel on Fri
    Nov 7 2008
  • PGE Student Leadership Conference on Nov 7 9,
    2008 in San Ramon, CA
  • Graduation Scholarship Banquet
  • New Date Mon May 4 2008
  • SDSU Aztec Center Montezuma Hall

Program Updates SDSU MSP
  • MESA Days (Preliminaries)
  • SDSU MESA Days on Sat Mar 14 2009
  • Jr. Regionals on Sat Apr 18 2009 _at_ SDSU
  • Science Expo Alliance Event April 4th 2009_at_Balboa
  • High Tech Fair, Grades 7-12,March 11, 2009Del
    Mar Fairgrounds - Wyland Hall

MESA Days Prelim Competition
  • When Saturday, March 14th, 2008
  • Where SDSU Campus
  • Who San Diego MESA middle and high schools

MESA Days Jr Regionals
  • When Saturday, April 18, 2009
  • Where SDSU Campus
  • Who Southern CA MESA Middle Schools

How can you help?
  • Accepting volunteers
  • Judges, crowd control, hands on workshop
  • Sponsors
  • Fund student prizes, lunch, activity, materials,
  • All sponsors and volunteers will be listed on the
    program and advertisement materials

Material Qty. Size
String or wire 14 6 ft.
Elmers glue 14 Qt.
Solid Craft sticks 14 1000
Exacto Wood Cutters 40
Graduated Cylinders 28
Safety Goggles 28
Paper tape 14 factory
Mouse traps (victor/no cheese please) any standard
Masking tape 14 factory
Balsa Wood (All sizes, flat1/8 and ¼ and small round tubes (1/4 inch) 14 2 lbs.
Modeling Clay 14 1 lb.
Digital scale 14 metric
Foam 14 6 ft.
Bridge tester 1
Bubble wrap 14 6 ft.
PVC pipes 10 12 ft.
Various wood s 28 2 x 4
Program Updates Imperial Valley MSP
  • LEGO Robotics Competition
  • This Saturday
  • December 13 2008

Program Updates City College MESA
Program Updates Southwestern College MESA
  • Science Opportunity Day
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009
  • Company representatives
  • Networking with MSE students
  • Recruitment for summer internships

Program Updates Student Organizations
  • SHPE National Conference
  • Nov 12-16, 2008
  • Phoenix, AZ

Joint MESA Alliance Events
  • Walk on Water Competition on Sat Oct 18 2008
  • Shadow Day on Thu Nov 20 2008
  • Leadership Summit on Feb 27 Mar 1 2009 at
    Indian Hills Camp in Jamul, CA

Task Teams
  • MESAdvantage
  • Joint Professional Development Conference (JPDC)
    SDSUs Science and Engineering Career Fair on
    Thu Oct 30 2008
  • NSF Summer Team Internships

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Task Teams Continued
  • Training Academies
  • Spring 2009
  • Hosted by CALTRANS Hamilton Sundstrand

Closing Other Topics
  • Company Announcements
  • Building Agenda for Next Meeting
  • Adjournment
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • Next Meeting
  • Wed Feb 4 2009 130 330 pm _at_ Rick Engineering
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