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About MESA

Washington MESA is one of the 11 “MESA States” in the national MESA USA network. Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is nationally recognized for its innovative and effective academic development program. For more information about MESA, click here

Washington MESA believes there are many benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, our programs are targeted to increase representation of women, African Americans, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific islanders in STEM fields.

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Vision Statement

Diverse student populations in Washington State have the educational support and tools to create innovative solutions as they become the next leaders in STEM.

Mission Statement

We empower underrepresented students by providing them a community that supports their pathways to higher education in STEM, through mentorships, academic programs, and interactive workshops.

MESA Resources & Benefits

MESA offers a friendly and comfortable space where students gather to study and engage in STEM. Members of MESA receive a unique combination of enrichment activities, academic support, industry involvement and an encouraging community environment.

MESA students have access to a dedicated student center (located in Eller-Fox 3016),  where they can gather to study, meet with tutors, make new friends and engage in science. At the MESA center, students have access to computers, whiteboards, a refrigerator and microwave, and copies of the latest STEM textbooks. MESA students will also find noteworthy science news and internship opportunities posted at the center.

MESA students learn how to successfully master complex technical ideas and principles using a collaborative approach with the help of faculty experts. Students will expand their abilities beyond the normal curriculum by occasionally meeting with faculty experts to discuss challenging topics and design peer-facilitated workshops.

MESA provides college application workshops, visits to four-year institutions, and development and review of your personal statement to ensure successful transfer to universities.

Students work closely with the MESA team to create an educational plan that breaks down the necessary courses needed each quarter to meet pre-requirements for their intended major.

 Students are exposed to a variety of STEM career options through contacts with industry, field trips, career fairs, guest speakers and internship opportunities.