Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Who We Are

MESA is a peer and professional support community whose aim is to increase access and opportunities of success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields for first-generation, low-income, and under-represented college students.  MESA provides resources for students to develop essential academic and leadership skills to achieve success in school, career, life, and STEM-related disciplines.

COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS: Counseling appointments will be held via ZOOM.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Our Services

Upcoming Events


UC Davis Health Prep Medico Presentation (Wednesday, Sept 23rd @ 12:00pm) via Zoom

We have an upcoming event for any student who is interested in learning more about the summer internship opportunity at UC Davis for Summer 2021. Students accepted into Prep Medico will receive academic guidance and mentorship from healthcare professionals at the UC Davis Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente hospitals.  In addition, students will have many opportunities to engage with doctors and learn about the everyday activities of a practicing physician.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the event registration.

You can click here to register for this event. Once you do so, we will send you the zoom link for the event. The presentation will be from 12:00pm – 12:45pm, so this is a great time for you to join during our school lunch hour.



San Jose State Conference for Engineering 9/26/20


Congratulation for our Spring 2020 MESA Graduates


Elvin Yuen UC San Diego Human Biology
Sherrice Tin UC Davis Biochemistry
Xinghua Yu UCLA Computer Science
Fnu Ajmaluddin SJSU Computer Science
Joseph Koplowitz UC Berkeley Physics and Mathematics
Sofia Rashid UC Davis Biology
Fahmida Akter UC Riverside Biology
Andy Mai UC San Diego Electrical Engineering
Fionna Zheng UC Riverside Biology
Rayi Lam UC Irvine Computer Engineering
Harold Thomas Greathouse UC Berkeley Materials Science and Engineering
Michelle Hashimi UC Davis Psychology (Bio Emphasis)
Vanvichny Kong SFSU Computer Science
Johnny Xian CSU East Bay Computer Science
Xzavier Bocanegra CSU East Bay Public Health


You are eligible to join if you meet the following:

  • You are a first-generation college student, which means that neither one of your parents or guardians completed a college degree. You are still considered a first-generation college student even if you have a sibling that has completed a college degree;
  • You come from a historically under-represented background;
  • You come from a low-income household; AND
  • Your goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to study a major that requires at least 2 semesters of Calculus such as: Biological Sciences, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-Dental.

DREAMERS or students who are undocumented are also eligible to apply.

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for MESA, but are welcome to participate in the MESA Student Club.

Consult with a MESA staff if you have any questions.

You may submit an application either online

You will then schedule an appointment to meet with our MESA Counselor to complete your intake and see if you qualify as a MESA or Friends of MESA student.


You must:

  • be enrolled in at least 6 units towards your academic goal;
  • meet with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan;
  • attend at least 1 MESA event per semester;
  • volunteer at least 2 hours with a community organization related to your field or with MESA each semester


No, the MESA tutoring and study space is open to ALL students. MESA students get priority tutoring, but no one will be turned away.

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

MESA Tutor Schedule Fall 2020

Tutor Subject Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
Nicole Harrison BIO 10 & 1A OFF 11am –  5pm 12pm – 4pm 11am – 5pm 11am – 2pm
Edrees Saied Physics 4A, 4B, 4C 2 pm – 5 pm OFF 2pm – 5pm OFF 11am – 2 pm
Thien Nguyen Chemistry 1A & 1B OFF 11am – 5pm OFF 11am – 5pm OFF
Jacob Ahmed Chemistry 1A & 1B OFF 11am – 5pm OFF 11am – 5pm OFF
Vicky Li Chemistry 30A & 1A 11am – 5pm OFF 11am – 5pm OFF OFF

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