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What is MESA at Spokane Falls Community College?

MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) brings students together who are intent on studying math, science, computer science, and engineering. The goals of MESA are to improve diversity and retention in STEM programs. 

Why should I join MESA?

  • Belong to a unique and driven group of students, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to help you succeed in college and beyond

  • Opportunity to meet students with the same classes and career goals as you

  • Exclusive study area with tutors and workshops to help you succeed in your classes

  • Opportunities to become a leader and add to your resume

  • Ability to meet with business and science leaders and gain unique insights into industry opportunities 

  • Specialized and focused one-on-one advising and teamwork with faculty and staff

  • Community and team-building events


General – must meet the following:

  • Want to pursue a degree in math, science, computer science, or engineering

  • Working towards your first Bachelor’s degree

  • Algebra or higher math placement

  • Race/ethnicity minority: African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or Female
  • ​If you meet eligibility, please fill out an application.

Financial and Education – meet at least one of the following:

  • Participated in a middle or high school MESA program

  • 24 years old or younger

  • Low socioeconomic status (receive assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or others)

  • Parents do not hold a community college or 4-year degree

  • Living independently 

What degrees does MESA serve?

Our MESA scholars are interested in the following degrees:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Earth Science

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Science

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Physics 

To schedule an appointment with Janae, please visit her