FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2012
Contacts: Judy Iannaccone, Director, Communications, Phone: (714) 480-7503
Santa Ana College MESA Program Helps Students Achieve Dreams and Succeed in Challenging STEM Fields
(Santa Ana)—It is hard to imagine that 21-year-old Gilberto Barrios, a high-achieving Santa Ana College (SAC) computer engineering major, is the same young man who did time in Juvenile Hall at age 16. “When I was in high school, I didn’t have the patience for studying and by the end of my freshman year, I only had 10 credits. I got into some bad influences and wound up incarcerated for a week,” says Barrios.
Flash forward. Barrios, now in his third year at SAC, was selected to attend a Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) leadership conference this spring. Continue reading