Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA)
MESA is an academic enrichment program that serves students seeking degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The program provides academic support to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds throughout the education pathway so they will excel in math and science and ultimately attain four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields.
MESA offers curricular and extracurricular services that include, but are not limited to, physical sciences, life sciences, computer science, engineering, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-pharmacy. The MESA Program provides support through the following:
- Academic Excellence Workshops
- MESA Student Study Center (MSTC, Room 146)
- Textbook Loans
- Career Advising
- Internships and Job Information
- Transfer Assistance to Four-year Institutions
- Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
- Online Orientation Course for Math and Science Majors
- Field Trips to Universities, Industry Sites, and Special Events
- Part-time Student Employment
Through participation in the MESA Program, students will:
- Develop a command of collaborative work skills in their chosen field of study and exhibit the appropriate study skills to master the material.
- Identify long-term support systems including faculty, on-campus resources, professional organizations, and potential employers.
- Produce an educational plan that outlines the requirements needed for transfer to and completion of a degree at a four-year institution.
- Develop a resume in order to obtain internships to professionally develop themselves for tomorrow’s workforce.
- Demonstrate the confidence required to successfully navigate the academic process at their transfer institution.
To apply for the MESA Program you can complete an application online by going to the MESA website and clicking on the apply now button on the bottom of the page. You must fill out the form completely before you submit your application and once you apply you will be contacted to complete a short interview (face-to-face, phone, or virtual) to determine if you are eligible for the Program
The MESA Program is administered by the School of Mathematics and Sciences and is located in the Math Science Technology Center, Room 146. For additional information, call (760) 776-7455 or email Carl Farmer, Director.