students participating in various areas of interest for the MESA schools program

Inspiring Students to Succeed in STEM

MESA 50 Anniversary LogoCelebrating 50 years of success, the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program has prepared students for academically rigorous colleges and universities by helping them excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Our college prep program sparks early interest in STEM by bridging classroom concepts to real-world practice, and inspires youth on their academic journey to higher education and their future success.

The UC Davis MESA Center serves K-12 schools in Sacramento and Yolo counties through the MESA Schools Program. 

  • Provides hands-on math, science and engineering competitions.
  • Provides exposure to technical careers and diverse role models.
  • Provides support for MESA class periods (during/or after school).
  • Provides MESA student and senior graduation recognition.
  • Provides access to summer STEM Rising Program Camps for middle and high school students. 
  • Provides teacher professional development.