Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement at Sonoma State University is part of a nationally recognized academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to students in the School of Science and Technology. The goal of MESA is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students to pursue and persist in STEM related degrees and ultimately, careers. Throughout their studies, the students in the program receive academic support and personal advising to keep them on track towards their degrees.
MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development. We aim to serve students from low-income households, students receiving financial aid, students who are the first in their family to attend college and students whose primary language spoken at home is not English. MESA serves students regardless of citizenship status. This academic community is what sets MESA apart from other programs.