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“First of all thank you for the time, for the energy, for the finances, and just the care that you’re bringing to the community on behalf of South LA moms like me. A big thank you. And please bring more.


“My SHINE experience has reinforced my interest in STEM specifically electrical engineering being able to learn about theoretical principles in electromagnetics and being able to apply them to a real-life model was very intriguing.”


I would highly recommend the BOTS program to colleagues. Computer Science has always been something I have been interested in and I have spent many hours trying to learn on my own. This program was what I needed to help me move to the next phase of my ability to implement computer science in my classroom. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity.
“MESA increased my interest in engineering along with my goal of going to USC. Through opportunities provided by MESA I gained many skills like teambuilding, leadership and engineering processes. I later got accepted into USC thanks to MESA.”

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Published on October 22nd, 2019

Last updated on June 6th, 2024