Being an active participant in MESA can help you in so many ways, but here’s a brief list…
TUTORING – MESA has tutors available to help you in your math and science classes, and other classes as well! WORKSHOPS –MESA hosts special workshops to help you with your personal statement, resume, and financial aid.
INTERNSHIPS – MESA works closely with each student to help you find and apply to summer research opportunities. SCHOLARSHIPS – MESA searches and sends you scholarship opportunities that you qualify for.
TOURS – Several times a year, MESA students are invited to tour universities, labs, and businesses.
CONFERENCES- Many of our students attend both local and national conferences each year.
RECOMMENDATIONS – If you are an active MESA participant, you can often use the MESA Director as a Recommender for some of those important scholarship or internship applications.
Besides the ones listed above, just remember that it is a privilege to be part of the MESA program and act accordingly. Although the MESA Center doesn’t need to be as quiet as a library, it does need to be a safe place to study. At the end of the year when we survey students, the biggest complaint that we get is that it is often too noisy. So please be respectful of others when you talk: not only how loud, but in the language and topics, you choose.
Of course, you are welcome to come in and study any time. But there are also other benefits:
TEXTBOOKS – to borrow and use only while you are in the MESA Center. Students are required to check books in and out using the green folder in the director’s office.
COMPUTER/PRINTER/OFFICE SUPPLIES – Please ask before you print and understand that printing is limited to five pages per day. Be aware that others may be waiting to use the computer. LOCKERS – These are available for check-out at the beginning of each semester.
FRIDGE - There is a small fridge where you can store something for the day. We do ask that you mark your items.
FRIENDS – The other MESA students are a fantastic resource for you. Either they have either been in the class you are in, or have taken it before, so they can be a great support to you.
Unfortunately, Nursing majors are not calculus-based majors and do not meet MESA program requirements.
**Please note: Nursing does not qualify for this program. Please visit the nursing program link for more information: