MESA Program

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program is a state-wide academic enrichment program that supports economically and educationally disadvantaged students, including historically underrepresented students in STEM, to prepare for and excel in math, engineering and science majors and attain Bachelor’s of Science degrees from four-year institutions. 

Contact the Program Director to find out how MESA can support your academic success through project-based learning, work-based professional development, research education for undergraduates, internships, fellowships, and much more. 

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Open to all STEM Southwestern College students!

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Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)

Earn a $5,000 stipend! Apply by Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

NIWC internship focuses on interdisciplinary projects in various STEM fields. Interns will receive hands-on experience as members of a research group, carrying out fundamental work in areas pertaining to NIWC Pacific.

Click here to learn more and apply!

SDSU Training Astronomy Research Scholars (STARS)

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024!

The SDSU Training AStronomy Research Scholars (STARS) program is a four-week summer program for local community college and high school students to participate in astronomy research led by faculty at San Diego State University. Scholars gain hands-on experience with programming, the scientific process, and using powerful telescopes.

Click here for more information and to apply!

Find Out How You Can Enhance Your STEM Learning!

Join STEM Communities

Interested in what the MESA Program has to offer? Follow this link for more information. 

Work with MESA Tutors

The MESA Program offers tutoring in STEM related subjects. Follow this link to view schedules and additional information if you are interested in becoming a tutor with us yourself!

Participate in STEM Programs

The MESA Program discovers and encourages MESA Students to apply to other Programs that would be beneficial in many ways. Follow this link to learn more.

Prepare for Transfer

The MESA Program provides students with resources that will be helpful for the future of student's academic success. Click this link to find the current available transfer resources!

Explore Career Pathways

Southwestern College's MESA Program offers internship opportunities to students who are pursuing a degree in any STEM related fields. Click this link to view the current available internship opportunities.

Apply for Scholarships

It is important that the MESA Program provides students with the most valuable resources. Follow this link to see what scholarships are being offered today!

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