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Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Life-Changing Opportunities

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The goal of Spokane MESA programming is to improve the diversity and retention of students traditionally underrepresented in sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Pacific Islanders and women.

Co-sponsored by WSU Spokane and Eastern Washington University, the Spokane MESA Center serves approximately 400 students annually, providing them with a broad view of the college and career pathways to STEM fields. Spokane MESA works during the academic year with high school and middle school teachers to enhance their students’ education with curriculum-aligned field trips, guest speakers, competitions and hands-on activities, as well as college preparation support services. MESA partner teachers are also offered professional development regarding project-based learning in STEM.

The Spokane MESA Center works in partnership with Spokane Public Schools, Cheney Public Schools, parents/guardians, program alumni, community organizations, higher education, business and industry, and government to serve students and teachers. Currently, we serve the following schools:

  • Cheney Middle School
  • Westwood Middle School
  • Garry Middle School
  • Glover Middle School
  • Sacajawea Middle School
  • Salk Middle School
  • Shaw Middle School
  • Cheney High School
  • Lewis & Clark High School
  • North Central High School
  • Rogers High School
  • Shadle Park High School