MESA is an academic program that provides a wide range of support services and activities aimed at fostering student achievement and increasing the success and participation they experience while pursuing a degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, biology, architecture, kinesiology, or other science based programs. MESA enables students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year university with a math-based degree. It also seeks to increase the diverse pool of transfer-ready community college students who are prepared to excel as math, engineering and science majors. Through the program, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their abilities to compete academically and professionally. MESA services include STEM tutoring, organized study groups and peer-lead supplemental instruction,, a student study center and STEM learning lab, industry and university field trips and networking, scholarship and internship assistance, career and leadership development activities and transfer counseling. The STEM learning lab serves as the hub for STEM student learning on campus and provides students with a collaborative space which encourages student-to-student interaction. Students can utilize free drop-in tutoring, study spaces, and other learning resources.
To apply, visit the MESA center located in building W, Room 21, on the Santa Maria campus. For more information, call MESA at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3446.