Students in lab.

YOU BELONG IN STEM.

MESA is here to empower you through your academic, career, and personal journey at Edmonds CC.

What we do


The Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program focuses on initiatives to improve diversity and retention of historically underrepresented students in STEM. We provide opportunities for students to develop into competitive STEM transfer students and transfer successfully to a four-year institution to earn their bachelor's degree in STEM. Our goal is to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by addressing the challenges underrepresented students face in their educational and career development.

3.1 gpa

MESA Students on average have higher GPAs (3.1) when compared to other calculus based STEM students (2.76) in Winter 2019.

300+

Over 300 Edmonds CC MESA Alumni and thousands of MESA Alumni across WA State.

14+

Over 14 MESA program services to help you develop into a competitive STEM transfer student and reach your goals.

$25,600+

Over $25,600 in MESA Scholarships for tuition, books, and university application fees have been awarded.
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SERVICES WE OFFER

MESA offers a unique variety of services to support you through your academic, career, and personal journey of becoming a competitive STEM transfer student.

  • Holistic Academic Advising
  • Transfer & Academic Assistance
  • MESA Scholarships
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) 
  •  MESA Student Center
  •  MESA Lending Library 
  •  MESA Family & STEM Community
  •  MESA Student Orientation  
  •  MESA Ambassadors
  •  MESA Student Board
  •  STEM Exploration
  •  MESA - Conferences, Career Fairs, Internships, & Scholarships Database
  • MESA Student Resource Q&A

 

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Tina - MESA Alumni 18'


"As a first generation, low-income, woman of color in STEM who recently immigrated to the U.S., I needed help navigating the U.S. college system. MESA gave me all the tools I needed to explore opportunities and become successful. MESA assisted me with getting my Associate of Science degree and transferring to the University of Washington-Seattle, where I now pursue my education in pure Mathematics. MESA thrives for student success and provides you any support you need to build your own future." UW Seattle | Pure Mathematics

Fred Hutch Tour
Fred Hutch Tour

WiSE Conferece
Poster Prize                                                    
Top Left: Fred Hutch Tour - 2016; Top Right: SoundBio Lab Tour - 2019; Bottom Left: UW Women in Science and Engineering Conference- 2019; Bottom Right: MESA Student Leadership Retreat - 2019



ELIGIBILITY

You may be eligible for MESA if you meet a variety of the following requirements listed below.
  • Historically Underrepresented in the STEM fields | African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and women students.
  • First-generation college students (parents did not receive a four year bachelor's degree).
  • Students at an economic disadvantage (i.e. low-income, homeless, etc.).
  • U.S. citizens, resident aliens, permanent residents, DACA approved, DACA eligible, HB 1079/WASFA eligible and undocumented students.
  • **Mandatory** Intended major in a calculus based STEM field (nursing is not a calculus based STEM field).
  • No previous bachelors degree earned.
 
Nursing and international students are not eligible for MESA.

APPLY TODAY

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed holistically. 

  APPLY NOW

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MESA Student Hermione speaking at the 2019 Women's Empowerment
Luncheon. 
Photo Credit: Mary Ross - AAUW

MESA STUDENTS CREATE CHANGE

Women's Empowerment Luncheon

MESA Alumni and Edmonds CC Campus Event Programmer, Hermione, lead the organization of a Women’s Empowerment Luncheon on campus. This was the first event in Edmonds CC history that recognized the impactful work that women are doing across campus.

During the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, over 30 women were recognized for overcoming obstacles, academic achievement towards educational and professional goals, student leadership, community involvement, and helping others. For some awardees, this was the first time they had been recognized for resilience, determination, and impacting others.

Thank you Hermione and everyone who supported the first Women’s Empowerment Luncheon.
 

SWE Club
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Rocketry Club
Rocketry Society

Cultural Kitchen
Cultural Kitchen

 

WHAT MESA STUDENTS DO OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

MESA students are very active on and off campus. Some organizations, clubs, and industry MESA students participate in include:
 
  • Edmonds CC Club Officers
    • Math Club
    • SWE Club
    • Rocketry Club
    • Robotics Club
    • Bee Club
  • Edmonds CC Undergraduate Research
  • Undoing Institutional Racism Workshop by the People's Institute
  • Event Programmer for the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholar
  • Beach Naturalist
  • Business Owners
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Tutor in the MESA Room, Math Center, STEM Room, and the Learning Support Center
  • Center for Student Engagement & Leadership Executive Board Administrative Liaison
  • Volunteer at the Campus Farm
  • Internships
  • Participate in Service Learning
  • NASA Internships
  • Summer Undergraduate Research
  • Conferences
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy
 
Robotics Club
Robotics Club
Math Club
Math Club
Campus Farm
Campus Farm
 


WHERE DO MESA STUDENTS TRANSFER

There are thousands of universities across the United States and the world. The possibilities where you go and what you can do after Edmonds CC are boundless. Most MESA students transfer to universities within WA State and the most common universities include:

  • University of Washington - Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma
  • Washington State University - Everett and Pullman
  • Seattle University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Western Washington University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
Common departments include:
  • Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, and Bioengineering
  • Computer Science
  • Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics
  • Mathematics

If you want to transfer to a university out of WA State or in another part of the world, do not be afraid to pursue your dreams!



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MESA Students Meet with Gov Inslee
MESA student Taylor and MESA Alumni Tina, showing Governor Inslee 
how the new Edmonds CC wind tunnel works. Photo Credit: Office of the Governor

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