Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is nationally recognized for its innovative and effective academic development program. Headquartered in California, MESA USA currently operates in nine states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington. Through afterschool, Saturday academies and summer camps, MESA engages and motivates thousands of educationally disadvantaged students to excel in math and science. The goal is to ensure more American students graduate from high school and matriculate in 2 and 4 year college degrees.
MESA, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has a proven track record in producing math-based graduates by providing support such as classes, hands-on competitions, counseling, transfer support and a community environment to students from middle school through four-year college. Since 1970 MESA has helped students become scientists, engineers and mathematicians, filling an urgent need for qualified technical professionals. Through three branches of MESA, students from all segments of education will be served through local centers throughout Pennsylvania. MESA partners with industry and all the major education institutions across the Commonwealth.
Who MESA Serves
Most MESA students are the first in their families to attend college. Most are low-income and attend (or have attended) low-performing schools with few STEM resources. MESA serves students in pre-college through the MESA Schools Program (MSP), community college students through the MESA Community College Program (MCCP), and four-year college level students in the MESA Engineering Program (MEP).
How MESA Works
Through a close partnership with industry and the state's education systems, MESA
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Pennsylvania MESA is administered by Temple University and is funded by corporate contributions, defense support and grants.