The MESA Center is a program that serves low income and educationally disadvantaged students at the pre-college and college levels. The program is funded by the State of California and also receives program donations from private industry. The MESA Center is comprised of two distinct programs with operations based in the College of Engineering, the MESA Schools Program (MSP) and the MESA Engineering Program (MEP). The MESA Schools Program (MSP) partners with middle and high schools in the Los Angeles basin area to prepare students to attend college. MSP provides academic support services to over one thousand pre-college students with the primary objective of increasing future enrollment at the university level in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering and science. The MESA Engineering Program (MEP) provides non-remedial academic support services to matriculated college students. The major objectives of MEP are to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of a select campus student population. The MESA Engineering Advisory and Development Council (MEADC) includes a membership of industry representatives from local area businesses with an interest in promoting the educational experience of low income and underrepresented students.
One of the country's most dynamic and successful academic enrichment programs, MESA works with thousands of educationally disadvantaged students so they excel in math and science and graduate with math-based degrees.
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