Two SBVC MESA students, Eva Santoyo and Bradley Burson, were accepted to the competitive 2022 Idea Accelerator project. Santoyo and Burson will have eight weeks to work on developing a solution to a societal problem using a human-centered design process. California MESA is a college and career prep engine that propels student diversity and achievements in science, engineering, and math.
The program’s goal is to develop and inspire MESA students to be visionary entrepreneurs through their coursework. Industry members judge a pitch presentation, and the winning team earns a scholarship. Scholarships are also awarded to team leads and teams who finish the project.
Santoyo and Brunson will learn and compete with students from CC, CSU, and UC campuses.