MESA Program

Pursuing rigorous STEM fields?  

At Ƶ, the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program can provide you with academic and support services you need to successfully graduate and transfer to a four-year institution, pursuing in a calculus-based STEM degree.  MESA aims to improve student retention and academic performance in STEM, to enhance California’s high-tech, high-wage STEM workforce, and to help students attain their college and career plans in STEM fields through transfer to a four-year institution while reducing equity, achievement and opportunity gaps. 

MESA is more than a study space; it is a dedicated, collaborative community for STEM success.  Join us in creating a community that fosters scientific curiosity and supports your personal, academic, and professional development! 

Send an email to MESA@lbcc.edu and request a program application.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the MESA Program, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Declare a calculus-based major in math, science, or engineering
  • Demonstrate financial need (be eligible for financial aid)
  • First-generation in college (parents do not have a Bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year college/university
  • Be a U.S. citizen, resident, or AB 540/DACA

The MESA Program serves to help underserved and underrepresented students to achieve success in math and science-based degrees.  Although MESA is an academic program with eligibility requirements, all are welcome to participate in our events! 

Benefits of becoming a MESA student

  • Dedicated study space and resources at the Science Resource Center 
  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) and STEM tutoring in core math and science courses  
  • Access to a STEM Counselor 
  • Career exploration and assistance with transfer process 
  • Scholarship, internship, research experience opportunities 
  • Professional development, conferences, leadership retreats and networking opportunities 
  • Community of STEM majors to support one another