Welcome to the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement Program)

 

About The MESA Program at Oxnard College:

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is developing a new generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within the Oxnard College community. Our program fuels diversity by propelling historically underrepresented groups toward STEM degrees and professional careers. MESA is a program that provides a wide range of support services and activities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) academic development to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they will excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions in calculus-based majors. Through the program, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their abilities to compete academically and professionally. This support is especially crucial to students who come from low-performing high schools. The program serves to enrich the experience of students by providing a variety of services to equip MESA students with the skills and attitudes necessary for their successful transfer to a university. 

 

Mission:

To provide educationally and financially disadvantaged students and their families with the essential skills and resources to achieve success in school career life and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines while partnering with educational institutions and relevant professionals. For almost 30 years, MESA has implemented equity-based practices to support first generation, low-income students, particularly students of color, in the STEM transfer pipeline, serving as a model of the California Community College Guided Pathways since the 1990’s.