Our services

Career and College Exploration

Guest speakers and field trips show students different college and career options.

In Class Models/ MESA Club

Students enroll in a MESA math and/or science class at their school. Within the classroom the MESA teacher incorporates hands-on math and science projects to supplement the regular class curriculum. With the help of the MESA Teacher and MESA Staff, students complete STEM related activities and college prep.


A celebration of students’ innovation, hard work, and interest in STEM fields. MESA Day provides a fun and exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to design and engineer projects, compete against their peers, and learn by doing.




Last year, we awarded over $12,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors in the MESA program.

Summer Programs

Program that focuses on math and this year, the NESSP Rocketry and Solar System Exploration curriculum! (more…)

Teacher Training Opportunities

Annual institutes are offered for MESA pre-college teachers to learn hands-on curriculum and new techniques for teaching math and science.


MESA Day 2021

MESA Day is a huge day for our students and teachers, it is a culmination of all the hard work they have put into the challenge(s) they have been working towards in their classes, during lunch, and after school.  Not all students come to compete.  Many, come to partake in the STEM demos and hands-on […]

Seattle MESA Scholarship 2021

Application:https://forms.gle/FqJucVDJQGASwSax5 Seattle MESA and Washington MESA are doing a scholarships for graduating MESA (an Admissions Information Form is on file for student) high school seniors. These are two separate scholarships and students have the opportunity to apply to both of these through this application. *Seniors, make sure you email your most recent transcript to Martha […]

MLK Scholarship Day: Dreaming in Action!

The purpose of this event is to support students in their scholarship/internship application essays at whatever stage they might be at. We will have 3 rotation sessions: *Internships *Scholarships *Personal Statements/Resumes This is open to all Seattle MESA students. If you are already working on an essay, bring it we will have volunteers helping students. […]


1982-83: The MESA high school academic year program began in Seattle.

1984:  Washington State approves funding to expand this program to other areas in Washington.

1993:  Mayor Norman B. Rice proclaims May 6, 1993 “MESA Day”.

2003:  Seattle MESA pioneered the 9th Grade Bridge program. The “Bridge” consists of three elements:

♦ A summer math program that helps 8th grade students become fully prepared for Algebra 1 by 9th grade.

♦ An after-school tutoring program designed to help these same students maintain high performance while they take Algebra 1.

♦ A Saturday Academy program that introduces high school Seattle MESA students to STEM fields and careers during day-long immersion sessions held once per month.

2012:  More than 1,100 students have participated in 9th Grade Bridge.

2013:  The first Saturday Academy begins.

About Us

Seattle MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) provides middle and high school students — as well as their teachers and parents — innovative, hands-on opportunities in mathematics, basic and applied science, and engineering in both formal and informal settings. With a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) focus, we successfully target and prepare underrepresented minorities, women and economically at risk students to successfully pursue STEM related degrees and careers.


To prepare underrepresented students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, women, and economically disadvantaged) for higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


We will end “under” representation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through education, opportunities, and partnerships.

What We Do

Seattle MESA helps K-12 students excel in math and science, and become competitively eligible for nation’s the most rigorous colleges and universities. Seattle MESA partners with teachers, administrators, school district officials, and industry representatives to provide this academic enrichment model. Students are selected to participate in Seattle MESA through a process that involves teachers at participating schools and MESA personnel.

Our Team

Our Partners

The success of the Seattle MESA Program hinges on broad-based support from its local partners, including business and industry, school districts, universities, professional societies, private foundations, community organizations, and individuals. Through its partners, Seattle MESA receives financial, legislative, and in-kind support for programs and capacity building.
Fordham Street Foundation
United Way
Mukilteo Schools
Russell Family Foundation
Seattle Public Schools

Donor List

Seattle MESA also wants to thank our anonymous donors whose continued support enable to provide STEM based services throughout the Puget Sound region.