September 20, 2021
Congratulations Student Researchers!
The MiraCosta College Student Research League Team, mentored by Math Department faculty Zika Perovic, has won Second Place for the 2021 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) competition.
The competition was tight, and evaluators commented, "The team gave a clear explanation of their approach and justified the proposed model. The research was very detailed, with authentic resources. They thought about all possible factors and their significance. Overall, phenomenal work."
The Student Research League (SRL) is a partnership between two-year college students and faculty mentors who are seeking STEM knowledge through an AMATYC approved research program.
The AMATYC, established in 1974, strives to be the leading voice and resource for excellence in mathematics education in the first two years of college. AMATYC’s mission is to provide high quality professional development, to advocate and collaborate at all levels, and to build communities of learners for all involved in mathematics education in the first two years of college.
MCC Writing Center Spotlight
The MiraCosta Writing Center is pleased to welcome Writing Coach Jermane Cooper! Jermane comes to us from Palomar College, where he has honed his skills for the past seven years by providing insightful, constructive writing feedback for Palomar’s diverse student body.
As a Writing Coach with the MiraCosta Writing Center, Jermane hopes to share his years of experience, his unique perspective, and his love for the written word with your students. If you find yourself in the Online Writing Center this semester, ask the host to introduce you to Jermane. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share on creating genuine connections with students and inspiring them to become successful, independent writers. You can find Jermane, and all of our peer consultants, online seven days a week. Come visit us via Zoom or in the Library at the Oceanside Campus. For more information on Writing Center hours and all of our services, checkout our website!
Construction is continuing all around the MiraCosta College District. At the San Elijo Campus, the new Student Services and Administration building is in the close-out phase of the project. Renovation projects continue for Buildings 100, 400, and 900.
The Community Learning Center Student Services Building is also at the end phase of construction. The interior finishes for the renovation of Building 100 and 200 are being installed including new furniture to be delivered in October.
The Oceanside Campus is a patchwork of construction fencing. Renovations are on-going for the 1000 Building and new construction of the Health and Wellness Hub, as well as the new Student Services Building.
In The Mailbox 📬
To: Mike Green, Internship Coordinator, Career Studies & Services
From: Quyen, Former Student
I hope you are doing great! I don't know if you still remember me, my name is Quyen Nguyen. Back in May or June 2021, I had a chance to talk and meet with you through the Career Center appointment. Thanks to this appointment and receiving your advice on what I should do and should not do during the interview. Then, I shared it with my sister. We both were lucky enough to pass both rounds of interviews! The interview panel was so strict, four people asked so many questions, I was afraid that I didn't do well at first. After all, we got accepted into the program in June and we just finished the program on July 16. It's a one-month intensive program from UCSD. I forgot to let you know that we passed the interview. It was our first time doing an interview, thanks to you and the Career Center we passed that tough and scary interview and we had a chance to get into this strictly selective summer program. This summer program is very important to me, it's like a bridge connecting me to my future career. I learned so much through this program, this program is like a map for me to medical school. Thank you Career Center and Mr.Green, I am glad to have the support from Career Center and MiraCosta. Thank you so much for everything! I appreciate you all.