Arizona MESA Program

 

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a school-based outreach program designed to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways and encourage college readiness for low-income, minority or first-generation collegebound students in grades 6-12.

Arizona MESA’s approach is based on four pillars:

Active Learning – teachers facilitate weekly meetings where teams of students participate in challenging and engaging hands on projects and activities designed to explore the MESA Engineering Design Process

Exposure to STEM – through design competitions, extension events on university campuses, and connections with college and career mentors.

College Readiness – through activities, resources and events developed by the UA Office of Early Academic Outreach as part of its Start Now college knowledge campaign (startnow.arizona.edu).

Peer Support – by supporting the development of college-minded peer groups that support and encourage each other throughout the K-12 pipeline.

In our second year at the Arizona MESA Day competition, Phoenix Christian MS and HS teams took home the First Place trophy, making us MESA State Champions!

Arizona MESA State Champions - Phoenix Christian
Phoenix Christian High School MESA Team celebrates winning the State Championship

 

Arizona MESA State Champions - Phoenix Christian

Arizona MESA State Champions - Phoenix Christian

Arizona MESA State Champions - Phoenix Christian