MESA_U particpants

USC MESA-U

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The MESA University program produces career-ready, diverse candidates for corporate industry employment and academia by providing the tools, resources, and support they need to successfully earn STEM degrees.

The K-12 STEM Center develops strategies and builds initiatives to meet the needs of a diverse population, specifically in efforts to increase the representation of female students and African American/Black, Hispanic/LatinX/Latine, Native/Indigenous students in its STEM programs, such as MESA-U. Some of those efforts include outreach, mentorship, and scholarships. However, all STEM Center programs are open to all students in compliance with Federal and State law, as well as University policy.

Activities

What we offer
The MESA University program aims to cultivate a pathway of career-ready, diverse candidates poised for success in both corporate industry and academia. Through a comprehensive array of offerings, MESA-U equips students with the essential tools, resources, and support necessary for achieving STEM degrees and thriving in their chosen fields.
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Study Sessions

Structured sessions designed to enhance academic proficiency and foster collaborative learning environments.

Mentorship

Guidance and support from experienced professionals and peers to navigate academic and career pathways.

Research Opportunities

Access to hands-on research experiences to deepen understanding and cultivate critical thinking skills.

STEM Community

Engagement in a supportive community of like-minded individuals, fostering collaboration and networking opportunities.

Summer Programs

Participation in specialized summer programs to gain valuable experience and skills.

Conference Attendance Stipends

Financial support for attending conferences, providing exposure to industry trends and networking with professionals.

Enrollment

Each student MUST complete the enrollment form through the link of the Google Form above. See this guide for help in registering.

Handbook

This handbook can be used as a tool for academic, college, and career support. 

Other Initiatives

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GRASSROOTS

GRASSROOTS supports MESA graduating seniors, incoming freshmen, and transfer students in LA Metro area MESA Programs, addressing obstacles like financial issues, navigating college systems, and family issues. Paid mentors help students access resources, leading to promising results in increased persistence rates. Students from LA Metro MESA College Prep programs enroll in colleges nationwide, including CSULA, CSULB, UCLA, USC, and local community colleges.

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AI Community Project

The AI Community Project seeks to boost representation of marginalized communities in AI and engineering. Underrepresented university students gain technical knowledge and leadership skills, becoming mentors for K-12 students. The initiative addresses the diversity gap in AI development, emphasizing its importance in unlocking the full potential of AI and avoiding embedded biases.

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Published on February 15th, 2024

Last updated on June 26th, 2024