Animal Science Poster Project

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Hello Mesa students,


My name is Marissa Bass, and I am the leader for the animal science poster project. I just wanted to let those of you who were interested that we will be having our first meeting on Wed at 2:00-3:00 in room 1427. We will be discussing the theme, where and when are the best times for everyone to meet, etc. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at (707)761-9635 or my email-


Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you!

Marissa Bass

UC Berkeley: School of Engineering Tour!!! THIS FRIDAY!!!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Hello MESA Students,


Here’s a great opportunity for Engineering students!  On Friday, October 18th you are invited to UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering Event from 9am – 3pm. Transportation will be by carpool.  If you are interested, please come to the MESA Center in to sign-up and complete the required field trip forms. There are 8 spaces available so you should sign up as soon as possible. Please note: This is reserved for Engineering students.


Please see below for what’s planned for the day:


9:00 – 10:00 am Registration

10:00 Welcome Information Session on Berkeley Engineering

11:00 Presentation from TAP Program (invited awaiting confirmation)
12:00 Lunch provided

1:00 Lab Tour #1

1:30 Lab Tour #2

2:00 Student Panel of Berkeley Engineering Transfers


3:00  Program Ends




Jose M. Ballesteros

Interim Director of Student Development &

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Solano Community College

MESA Office: (707)863-7863

Student Development Office: (707)864-7168

Calpine Geothermal Tour October 4,2013 – signup now be accepted!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Hello MESA Students,



Kayla Salazar has set up a tour of the Calpine Geothermal facilities in Middletown. It will take place on Friday,October 4th.  this will be an all day trip, leaving SCC at 7am and returning around 5pm.


Sign Ups are being accepted in the MESA Center.  You will need to pay a $5 deposit that will be refunded to you when you return from the trip.  You will also need to complete paperwork.  You can see me or any of our MESA staff members to sign up.  When paying the deposit, please bring the exact amount as we cannot make change.


Please see the attached flyer for additional information.




PDF Attached!

MESA Geothermal Flyer

Greetings from the new MESA and Student Dev. Director, Dr. Jose Ballesteros

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have had a great summer and are looking forward to the upcoming semester.  Mostafa Ghous has taken on a great opportunity at Berkeley City College and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.  I will be serving as the Interim MESA Director at Solano Community College and look forward to working and building relationships with all of you, so please feel free to drop by and say hello.
The open door policy will remain, so feel free to come in and introduce yourself, chat and discuss any way that we enhance your MESA and Solano Community College experience.  My schedule is a bit erratic at the moment as I will also be serving as the Interim Director of Student Development, but I will usually be in the MESA office in the morning.
Please keep a look out for e-mails from Dena Hudson and I as we prepare for the upcoming semester.  There will be several e-mails regarding volunteer opportunities, tutoring, MESA announcements…etc. that everyone should read to stay current with events at the MESA center.  We will all function as a MESA Family, and if we have each others support and guidance, we will be able to accomplish great things.
Take care and I look forward to seeing you all during the next few weeks.
Jose M. Ballesteros
Interim MESA Director
Solano Community College

MESA Scholarships Available! (DEADLINE August 30!!!)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Great News!!!! Applications are now being accepted for 3 scholarships paying up to $500 for full time (12 or more units) or up to $250 for half time (6-11 units) for Active MESA students.

Please see the attached application for the criteria and instructions. Note: The Deadline is: AUGUST 30, 2013. Applications must be submitted to Financial Aid.

Good Luck!!


PDF Included!

MESA Application Form

Farewell Party for Mostafa! AUGUST 16, 2013 @ 1pm – 3pm UPDATED!

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Hello Everyone,

As you know, Mostafa has accepted a Director’s position at Berkeley City College – I know we will all miss him and have mixed emotions – sadness to see him go, however happiness for him as he looks forward to embarking on a new journey with exciting opportunities and challenges.

Please join us as we bid Mostafa farewell and wish him well, also an opportunity to express our gratitude for his 11+ years of service and dedication to the MESA Program, Student Development and Solano Community College.

WHEN: Friday, August 16th

WHERE: The MESA Center – Room 434


Refreshments and Cake will be served.

* Contributions for a gift will be accepted and Cards are available to sign –

Please see Dena Hudson (MESA Center, rm. 434), Julie Martinez (Financial Aid Office), or Jill Crompton (300 Bldg)

Thank you,


Dena Hudson

MESA Administrative Assistant

707-864-7000 Ext. 4498

Spring 2013 Job and Internship Fair

Saturday, April 13th, 2013



Need a Job or Looking for an Internship?

Then don’t miss out on the Job & Internship Fair at Solano Community College, Wednesday, May 1st from 9am to2pm in Building 1400-Student Cafeteria. Come Dressed for Success with Resumes in Hand and Seeking to Secure a Path to a Bright Future! For more information, contact Patricia Young, 707-864-7124, Career Center Coordinator or visit Tell your classmates, friends and family.


With appreciation,


Patricia D. Young

Career and Job Placement Coordinator

4000 Suisun Valley Road, Room 403

Fairfield, CA  94534


PoliSci Internship Available!!!

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This is a temporary,  part-time, unpaid assignment but would be great experience for a student studying Political Science, etc.

Here’s the info!

[PoliSci] Internship Description

Volunteers needed for Career Tech Education Fair of 2013!!!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Remember that awesome Career Tech Fair? Well guess what?  Its back, and they need volunteers! The application is attached on the link below!

A Certificate of Participation for all volunteers and a lunch ticket will be given for those working 10-3.

student volunteer form

MCCP Math Challenge

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Hello MESA Students!


It’s time again for the Annual Statewide MESA Math Challenge!!

Here’s a pdf with info: (MESA Math Challenge 20131 )

MESA students from community college campuses statewide will be competing. Here’s a chance to test your math skills! Awards will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.  Students with the top three individual scores from each region will be presented with a certificate and medal. Each college will have 1 team of 5 students or more.  Students will however take exams on an individual basis.

Math Professor, Carlos Esteve will be administering the Math Challenge exams for Solano College MESA students. He can do it on:


Wed., March 20;

Monday, March 25; or

Wed., March 27


Between 3-5pm in  Room 1521.


If those times do not work out, he could also do it on a Tuesdays or Thursdays starting at 5:00 pm however, he would need to find a classroom in the math building open during those times.


As an FYI, Professor Esteve is providing a link below to the amaytc contest site for the amaytc test which some Solano students recently took.  The site includes copies of previous test with answers.  The amaytc test is similar in type to the MESA challenge test, so you can look it over to get a feel for the type of questions that are asked on the challenge test.

Thanks and Good Luck!!!



Dena Hudson

MESA Administrative Assistant

707-864-7000 Ext. 4498