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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.

MESA provides tutoring in STEM subjects (including, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) at various levels to all SWC students.  For remote tutoring services, please self-enroll at the Learning Assistance Online Center.

Contact the Program Director to find out how MESA can support your academic success!

Location: MESA Center, Room 60-101 (Operating Remotely due to COVID-19)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm


  • Mourad Mjahed
    MESA Program Director
    Phone: (619) 482-6381
    Office: 60-103

Scholarship Opportunity for SWC STEM Students

Southwestern College (SWC) is offering scholarships to academically talented, financially burdened students who intend to transfer to a 4-year university as a chemistry (or chemistry related) major. This program will provide a unique opportunity for qualified students to focus full-time on their studies and fully benefit from a support system provided through SWC and San Diego State University (SDSU). Our program aims to increase student success by providing financial support, mentoring, opportunities for undergraduate research experiences, and Chemistry-related student club activities. Students will develop leadership in the chemical sciences, attend chemistry seminars, obtain summer research opportunities, join in field trips to industry, and many other activities in partnership with SDSU.  For more information about this program, please send an email to


San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA)

The San Diego MESA Alliance (established in 2000) is a statewide model for intersegmental regional collaboration in mathematics, engineering and science education for economically disadvantaged and underrepresented student populations.

The Alliance mission is to have a collaborative effort in enhancing the impact of MESA programs in San Diego County. The Alliance goals are to establish best practices, strategic partnerships, effective coordination of services and development of core STEM enrichment activities for MESA students.

Visit SDMA's Website