The types of opportunities the K-12 Outreach & Recruitment offer include:
MESA Day Academies: Students follow MESA-developed curriculum that reinforce California State Math and Science Standards to build hands-on projects. Students enter these projects in CSULB's Preliminary MESA Day competitions. Top winners advance to regional and, in some instances, national contests. The Academy projects are highly effective demonstrations of the theory and practice of Math and Science.
MESA periods: Teachers, called MESA Advisors, establish a designated time during the school day to concentrate on the program. At most school sites, CSULB students act as tutors to assist the students with MESA projects and activities.
Career and College Exploration: Guest speakers and field trips show students a wide variety of college and career opportunities.
Incentive Awards: At the end of the academic year, we invite parents, 8th grade students, and graduating high school seniors to our campus and host an awards banquet honoring outstanding student achievement, participation, and leadership.
Parent Leadership Training: Parents are empowered to become effective advocates for their students through parent seminars and informative meetings.
For Educational Professionals: MESA advisors are offered professional development opportunities to expand and improve Math and Science curriculum. We support Math and Science teachers by providing in-class tutors; many whom are Math, Science, and Engineering majors here at CSULB. In addition, we offer a Middle School and High School workbook on a CD that features curriculum assistance activities that focuses on hands-on projects that reinforce Science, Math, and Engineering principles.