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MESA/Math, Engineering & Science Achievement- Allan Hancock College

  • MESA/Math, Engineering & Science Achievement- Allan Hancock College
  • 800 S. College Dr
  • Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • 805.922.6966

Program Description

MESA is an academic program that provides a wide range of support services and activities aimed at fostering student achievement and increasing the success and participation they experience while pursuing a degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, biology, architecture, kinesiology, or other science based programs. MESA enables students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year university with a math-based degree. It also seeks to increase the diverse pool of transfer-ready community college students who are prepared to excel as math, engineering and science majors. Through the program, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their abilities to compete academically and professionally.

Success Stories

Janel Case Biomedical Engineering Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Leadership development
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%