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:

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Daniel Mayo   

Director of STEM-MESA                    
(909) 387 - 1651
Physical Sciences 122


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Leif Andersen

Faculty Sponsor & Professor of Physics

(909) 384 - 1609


Physical Sciences 119


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Anita Arnold

Faculty Sponsor & Professor of Allied Health/Nursing

(909) 384 - 8553


Health & Life Sciences 113


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Todd Heibel

Faculty Sponsor & Professor of Geography

(909) 384 - 8638


Physical Sciences 113


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Fernando Gomez

Faculty Sponsor & Professor of Biology

(909) 384 - 8560


Health & Life Sciences 221


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Jesse Lemieux

Faculty Sponsor & Professor of Chemistry

(909) 384 - 8632


Physical Sciences 189


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Dr. Daniele Smith-Morton

STEM-MESA Counselor

(909) 384 - 8651


Physical Sciences 138

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Dr. Abena Weber

STEM-MESA Counselor

(909) 384 - 8941


Physical Sciences 140

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Lourdes Maldonado

STEM-MESA Counselor

(909) 384 - 4415


Physical Sciences 139


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Steven Silva

STEM-MESA Counselor

(909) 384- 4415


Physical Sciences 139


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Kristina Elpel

STEM-MESA Counselor

(909) 384- 4415


Physical Sciendes 139


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Brianna Cunningham

Tutorial Coordinator

(909) 384 - 8559


Physical Sciences 127


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Amber Hamilton

Administrative Assistant

(909) 384 - 8873


Physical Sciences 146


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Faye Epps

Administrative Clerk                                               
(909) 387 - 1669
Physical Sciences 146