What Is MESA?

MESA - Mathmatics Engineering Science Achievement

The Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program supports students pursuing science, engineering, and mathematics degrees. It is a rigorous academic program that builds an academic peer community to increase student support and motivation. California MESA is a college and career prep engine that propels student diversity and achievement in science, engineering and math. MESA's community college level program produces a diverse population of transfer-ready students who will continue their educational journeys in four-year institutions and successfully attain math, engineering, and science degrees. 

Most MESA events are open to SBVC students, faculty, and staff. Students meeting the eligibility requirements listed below are encouraged to apply to become MESA members. 

What are the MESA eligibility requirements?

  • Enrollment in at least intermediate algebra
  • Declare a transfer major in a math, engineering, or science-based field - some majors that are considered "STEM majors" are mathematics, engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, astrophysics, pre-medical, botany, biology, zoology, earth sciences, geology, environmental science, and chemistry
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Proof of financial need
  • Educationally under-served

What are the benefits of MESA?

  • Academic and career counseling throughout the year
  • Education planning for transfer to a four-year institution
  • Development of fundamental skills in core science, engineering, and math courses
  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs)
  • Individual and group mentoring
  • Access to workshops, guest speakers, study sessions, and field trips designed to prepare students for careers in science, engineering, and mathematics
  • Receive transfer preparation and scholarship application support
  • Develop professional relationships with professors and peers
  • Learn how to find and apply to summer research and internship opportunities

Want more information? Let’s talk, please contact:

Jennifer Bjerke Jennifer Bjerke, Director & Instructor of Geography
(559) 741 - 3870
Physical Science 116


Dr. Carol Jones Dr. Carol Jones, Faculty Sponsor & Instructor of Chemistry
(909) 387 - 1697
Health and Life Science 213


Tatiana Vasquez Tatiana Vasquez, Faculty Sponsor & Instructor of Biology
(909) 384 - 8555
Health and Life Science 238


Armone Lochard Armone Lochard, Counselor
(909) 384 - 4400 Ext. 8787
Physical Science 127


Faye Epps Faye Epps, Clerical Assistant
(909) 215 - 4600
Physical Science 111