MESA = MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT
Empower and motivate New Mexico's culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment.
Diverse, well educated, professionals who reach their full potential as leaders through Math, Engineering, Science, and technology Achievement.
WHAT WE DO!
NM MESA is a pre-college program that prepares students for college majors and careers in mathematics, engineering, science or technically related fields. The MESA program is coordinated through seven regional offices, each staffed by a Regional Coordinator. These regional offices are located in Albuquerque (2), Espanola, Las Vegas, Gallup, Las Cruces and Roswell.
MESA supports student programs in mid-high and high schools throughout the state. Each school program is administered by a teacher (typically a math or science teacher) from the school who receives a stipend for this work from their school district. Through these programs, MESA students participate in a variety of enriched math, science and engineering activities including field trips, speakers, workshops, regional and state-wide academic competitions, community service and leadership development projects. NM MESA provides funding and logistical support for these and other activities.
NM MESA also offers a "Senior Incentive Award" scholarship to graduating high school seniors who enroll in college the fall they graduate from high school. This award, which can go as high as $1000.00 per student, is based on the students' MESA participation during high school, academic grades and standardized test scores.