MESA

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program

logo for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program at Green River College

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program at Green River College provides students with academic support and professional development to ensure they excel academically and transfer successfully to a four-year institution to earn a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree.

About Mesa

MESA is a nationally recognized for its innovative and effective academic development program. MESA helps students become scientists, engineers and mathematicians, filling an urgent need for qualified technical professionals. The primary goal of Washington MESA Community College Program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented community college students who transfer and earn STEM bachelor’s degrees.

MESA Resources & Benefits

MESA supports students by providing:

  • Academic Advising, Transfer Assistance, and Counseling: Dedicated MESA staff to support students with educational planning to align with students’ academic and career goals; the transfer process, including workshops and campus visits to explore majors and careers; and personal advising to assist students with transitional, non-academic challenges.
  • Student Study Center: The MESA Center is the hub for study, tutoring, workshops, presentations, industry recruiters and MESA activities that fosters “community of learners” and strengthens cohorts. MESA students also have access to computers, STEM textbooks, and academic supplies. A new space is being remodeled for the MESA Center and is expected to open in January 2019.
  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs): Students learn how to successfully master complex technical ideas and principles through a collaborative, peer-facilitated approach.
  • STEM Success Orientation Course: First-year students learn skills to excel academically in college as science, engineering, and math majors, and begin professional development toward STEM careers.
  • Student Professional/Career Development: Through peer role models, mentors, guest speakers and tours of local industry and university partners, students learn about corporate culture, resume preparation and interview skills, and connect with opportunities for employment in industry.

Join the MESA Community

You may be eligible for the MESA Program if you:

  • Are a student from a historically underrepresented minority in STEM (African American, LatinX, Native American, Pacific Islander, or female)
  • Assess at or above MATH 072 (Elementary Algebra)
  • Intend to transfer to a 4-year institution and earn a math-based STEM degree
  • Do not have a previous bachelor’s degree
  • Are a US Citizen, permanent resident, or DACA status
  • Have demonstrated financial need and are a first generation college student

How To Apply

  1. Download and complete the MESA Community College Application.
  2. Submit your completed application to Kristine Schroeder, MESA Director, via email: kschroeder@greenriver.edu or drop off the application at SA 268.
  3. Once your application is received it will be reviewed for eligibility criteria and then you will be contacted schedule a meeting with the MESA Director for an intake interview.

If you have questions about the application or eligibility requirements, please contact Kristine Schroeder at kschroeder@greenriver.edu or 253-833-9111, ext. 2575.

Contact Us

To learn more about the MESA program, please contact:

MESA Student Center
Student Affairs & Success Center, 273
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2577
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kristine Schroeder, MESA Director
kschroeder@greenriver.edu
253-833-9111, ext. 2575
Student Affairs & Success Center, 268

Tracy Norton, MESA Retention Specialist
tnorton@greenriver.edu
253-833-9111, ext. 2576
Student Affairs & Success Center, 272

Laurie Centauri, MESA Faculty Sponsor
lcentauri@greenriver.edu
253-833-9111, ext. 2576
Marv Nelson Science Learning Center (SC), 219