The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program provides academic development for middle and high school students to prepare them for success in baccalaureate degree programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors. The MESA Schools Program works in partnership with MESA Community College and MESA Engineering Programs which support students after high school along college and career pathways. The primary goal of the MESA Schools Program is to support educationally disadvantaged students through fun-filled, hands-on projects and other college awareness activities to promote STEM college and career opportunities. The UCSC MESA program provides STEM academic support and enrichment, college knowledge, parent leadership, and teacher professional development, to students, families, teachers, and partner schools in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The annual MESA Day Preliminary Competition brings hundreds of students to campus to compete against their peers in a variety of science, math, and engineering events.
For more information, contact: MESA Schools Program (831) 459-1760 or visit the MESA website.