Conyers Nel son
MESA Program, San Diego City College
1 week “train
trainer” academy for understanding
“what is research?”
Hosted at San Diego State University
Led by 3 graduate research students
20 MESA student participants (10 each from City College
and Southwestern College)
Trained on research process
Learned about available research oppor tunities
day “investigative shadow” in teams
Funded by California Space Grant Consor tium
Research is an
nvestigation of an idea using a
scientific, engineering, or research method.
RESEARCH ACTUALLY IS
Define the problem
Identify and develop
Formulate your hypothesis
Create multiple solutions and
choose the best one
Test your hypothesis
your results and
Test and redesign as needed
Data analysis and
Control in High
IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC
Finding definition of concepts
Mach and Froude numbers
is the speed of velocity/speed of sound
is the velocity of water/speed of the
gravity of the wave
Theory: Analogy between shallow water and
Supercritical and Subcritical
(Fast moving) (slow moving)
Supercritical and Subcritical
Discover how objects act in shallow water
Find the correlation between
and Mach number
Help engineers who test wings
Fuel efficiency of an aircraft
The wing expansion
The shape of the noise of the plane
Shallow water theory analogy: This is the
analogy between shallow water and
Note: The water i s an substi tute for
compressi ble gas
By usi ng water i t saves ti me. Conducting thi s
same experi ment usi ng a wi nd tunnel i t woul d take
½ of a day.
Water i s cost ef fi ci ent and take onl y 10 mi nutes.
Conservation Law of Mass
What size of mass goes
in, the same sizes comes out.
Conservation Law of Energy
Amount of energy that
goes in, the same amount comes out.
Conservation Law of Momentum
momentum/force that goes in, the same amount
3 GOVERNING EQUATIONS
Was created by Dani el Nel son, a graduate student at
SDSU, studyi ng fl ui d mechani cs
Get the pi eces
The proj ected was awarded a $1,200 grant to purchase
materi al s.
Bui l d
Engineering Computer Program
USING COOL MACHINES
Schol arshi ps
for Undergraduate Student
Parti ci pati on
Computational Sci ence and
Engi neeri ng
Avai l able
to assi st academicall y tal ented, fi nanciall y needy
students to expl ore opportuni ties for computational model i ng
and si mul ati on research i n sci ence and engi neeri ng di sci pl ines.
Funded by Nati onal Sci ence Foundati on.
SAN DIEGO STATE
Minority Access to Research Careers
Mi nori ty Access to Research Careers (MARC) Honors
Undergraduate Research Trai ni ng Program was recentl y awarded to
San Di ego State Uni versi ty from the Nati onal Insti tutes of Heal th.
Students who are sel ected as trai nees can recei ve three
tui ti on and a monthl y sti pend of $
Mi nori ty
Bi omedi cal Research Support
an intensive undergraduate research training program
students for direct entry into
fi nanci al assi stance for your research devel opment.
Undergraduates are pai d
duri ng the academi c
semesters, and up to 30
40 hours/week over the summer
(dependi ng on the budget)
Year round research and academi c mentori ng
Connecti on to graduate program and other research
opportuni ti es
Mi chel l e
1976, at the age of 26, he earned his Ph.D. in laser
Ronald E. McNair was the second African American to fly in space
He was killed instantly when the Challenger exploded one minute,
thirteen seconds after it was launched.
is an innovative program that prepares talented students
in the pursuit of doctoral study and careers in higher education.
AMGEN Schol ars Program
program supports summer research for thi rty
undergraduates maj ori ng i n fi el ds rel ated to bi otechnology,
i ncl uding: mi crobi ology, bi oengi neeri ng, bi ochemi stry,
neurosci ence, and mol ecul ar geneti cs.
Facul ty Mentor Program
Facul ty Mentor Program of fers research experi ence to al l
j uni or or seni ors who have the desi re to prepare for graduate
or professi onal school.
CAMP Science Program
UCSD California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority
Participation (CAMP) in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
program provides support and advancement opportunities to
ethnically underrepresented (African American, Mexican
American, Latino, American I ndian, Alaskan Native, or Native
Pacific I slander) students who are seeking bachelor's degrees in
chemistry, physics, cognitive science, biology, other sciences,
mathematics, engineering and technology.
Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program
UCSD Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program
(HMP3) provides undergraduates with enriching experiences that
will enhance their preparation for admission into professional
school in the medical and other health professions.
McNair Program provides low
college students, and students from groups underrepresented in
graduate education, with ef fective preparation for doctoral
MARC Schol ars Program
Mi nori ty Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program i s
desi gned to trai n and prepare hi ghl y qual i fied
underrepresented mi nori ty undergraduate students i n the
bi osci ences for entry i nto graduate school.
Summer Research Program
UCSD Summer Research Program i s an ei ght
week, ful l
ti me research experi ence for undergraduates.
UCSD Undergraduate Research
each May, the UCSD Annual Undergraduate Research
Conference recogni zes outstandi ng schol arl y work produced
by UCSD undergraduates.
UCSD Undergraduate Research Schol arshi p
UCSD undergraduates i n any maj or are el i gi bl e to appl y.
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
funds to USD undergraduates to conduct
summer research with a USD faculty mentor.
Undergraduate Research Experience
summer research oppor tunities to San Diego high
school students who will begin classes at USD in the fall
and who may be the first in their families to pursue a
year interdisciplinar y curriculum integrated
with a student's major and engages the students in
sustained independent work through original research
projects as a focus of a senior independent study
UNIVERSITY OF SAN
based ser vice
learning courses that
incorporate community par tnerships which can also
include research and internship oppor tunities.
par tnered with faculty mentors in their discipline,
formulate a research plan, and receive stipends to
suppor t their research projects.
Hayes Scholarship/Fell owship
funding to suppor t research in the sciences.
I ndependent st udy
students to conduct research on a topic of
interest by enrolling in an independent study course. In
addition, research can be conducted as par t of an
international study course
The Craft of Research
How to Give a Research Presentation
Tips for Charts and Graphs
you ask a good question today
For more i nformation, vi si t MESA Program websi te:
AVAILABLE RESEARCH ACADEMY