MESA

Welcome to MESA

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The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program supports students pursuing STEM majors with advising, academic enrichment, industry connections and professional development. At Tacoma Community College, MESA is a welcoming space where students gather to study and engage in science.

Our goal is for students to excel academically at TCC and transfer successfully to a 4-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree in STEM. Ultimately, we aim to diversify the STEM workforce by addressing challenges historically underrepresented students face in their education and career development.

Why join MESA?

MESA Scholars receive one-on-one and group support to help them reach their goals. Our program provides:

Who is Eligible for MESA?

  • First-generation college students
  • At an economic disadvantage
  • Underrepresented students in STEM* fields: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female identified
  • United States citizens, residents, DACA approved/eligible, HB1079/WASFA eligible, and undocumented students

  • Students who do not have a previous bachelor’s degree in any field

  • Intended bachelor's degree in a calculus-based STEM major

Apply to MESA today! Space is limited.

Download and complete the fillable pdf form below. When completed, save the form and email to mesa@tacomacc.edu.

MESA Student Application (pdf)

 

Contact Us!

MESA Student Center
Tacoma Community College
Bldg. 15, Room 330
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm

Sharon Rivera, Ph.D., MESA Program Director
253-566-5155

Maricris Orama, P.E., Ed.D., MESA Faculty Sponsor
253-460-5349