Research & Outreach


MESA Prosthetic Arm competition winners
Winners, 2013 MESA Prothetic Arm Competition

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Life-changing opportunities

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program located at WSU Spokane and co-sponsored by Eastern Washington University is designed to provide African Americans, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and women a broad focus of the numerous opportunities and careers available in the mathematics, engineering, and science fields.

The Spokane MESA Center operates during the academic year.  During the year our coordinators work closely with your teacher to enhance your academic experience with field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on activities that tie in with the current curriculum.

Participating schools include five high schools (Ferris, Lewis and Clark, North Central, and Shadle Park) and five middle schools (Glover, Sacajawea, and Salk).

Approximately 400 students participate in Spokane MESA each year. Through MESA's activities, students receive the educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed to prepare for university-level studies in a variety of science and technology related fields.  Activities include, field trips, speakers, competitions, classroom enrichment activities, and college preparation services are available.

MESA accomplishes this through a partnership with Spokane Public Schools, families and alumni, community organizations, higher education, industry and business, and government.  We are currently expanding our services to Cheney Public Schools.

The center manages an email listserv that allows interested parents/guardians to stay in contact with the staff while receiving information about up-coming events, scholarship information, and educational research and outreach efforts.  If you would like to be added please contact us at

Members of the Spokane MESA advisory board include representatives from Spokane Public Schools, EWU, WSU, City of Spokane, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Avista, GeoEngineers and other business and community leaders.


Adam's Science Question of the Week:

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The first correct response will receive a prize delivered personally to you during your MESA class (you can only receive the weekly prize one time per month).  Anyone who answers correctly throughout the week will also be entered in a monthly raffle for even better prizes!

Spokane MESA 2013
Prosthetic Arm Challenge at Gonzaga University.

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