Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
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What is MESA? Life-Changing Opportunities
MESA is a Career Connected Learning program that focuses on supporting students from underrepresented populations into STEM career pathways. 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 Health Sciences 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.
High school and beyond
Spokane MESA has a template for students to use in planning for high school and beyond. Find the word document copy here of the Washington State High School and Beyond Plan, and find the Adobe pdf version of the same document here.
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