• April Makerspace! Come check out some edible science on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 1 to 9 p.m. on the patio in front of the Library. At this Makerspace, students can make “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream” and other edible science projects. Join the newly formed student Makerspace Club on campus. For more information contact Club Advisor Trevor Passage.
  • The AHC Library (Santa Maria campus) is offering Research Detective workshops this spring! The workshops will be offered on the following dates:
    Tuesday, March 13, from 11 am to 12 pm 
    Wednesday, March 28, from 2 pm - 3 p.m. 
    Monday, April 16, from 6 pm - 7 p.m. 

    Thursday, April 26, from 3 pm - 4 p.m. 

    Wednesday, May 2, from 6 pm - 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  These workshops will be held in the Library instruction classroom and are limited to the first 18 attendees. These workshops are completely free and open to all students and staff. A Research Detective workshop will not replace a class library orientation (customized for each particular visiting class), but it will hit on important research topics such as navigating the library's excellent databases, learning about the research collections (in print and online), proper citation, identifying credible and scholarly sources, and more!
    The LVC Library offers weekly Research Ninja workshops-check with the library for the full schedule. 
  • ZTC Degree Workshops! Come to L-320 on Tuesday, April 4th from 2-3PM, or Thursday, April 5thfrom 3:30-4:30PM to hear from Jessica Scarffe—project director of AHC’s ZTC Degree Grant, and your friendly Santa Maria Librarians to discuss locating free or open materials for your courses.  The Santa Maria library is also hosting ZTC/OER office hours every Wednesday from 1-3PM.  Come see what all the jazz is about!
  •  The AHC Friends of the Library is holding its annual Basket Silent Auction this spring! Individuals, groups, and departments are welcomed to donate themed baskets. Pick a theme and begin filling up that basket! (Preferably include a book, too!) Baskets can include books, souvenirs, vouchers, food, beverages, and anything representing a special place. Bring your basket to the library any time between Monday, April 2, through Monday, April 9. You will fill out a form including the name of your basket. The baskets will be on display in the library and available for bidding between April 16-26.The bidding can be done in person and via phone, and basket bids will be updated online. All bidding will close at 12 pm on April 26, and basket winners can pick up their prizes on April 27 and 30.                    All proceeds benefit the AHC Library for programs and materials. Please contact faculty librarian Susie Kopecky for any questions, at extension 3453. Thanks!

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Matthew Jimenez

Matthew Jimenez
Software Engineering

When I joined MESA I found an atmosphere of very intelligent students, in which I have made friendships that are strengthened by our commitment to success. I am 31 years old and work full-time in order to support my growing family. Time management is vital to my success, and it has taken a while to find the right "recipe" of balance between school, work and family. MESA has given me important resources in the form of tutoring, access to potential internships, and help with the cost of books.

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