Become part of the Seattle MESA community! Take a look at our pages to read more about opportunities for teachers, students, volunteers, and parents. You can help on anything from a one-time, daylong program to year-long programs both in-school and in the local community. We welcome anyone interested in supporting underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
Seattle MESA Offers:
Individual Academic Plans: These help Seattle MESA personnel monitor individual student progress.
Study skills training: Students learn the most effective techniques for academic achievement.
Career and college exploration: Guest speakers and field trips show students different college and career options.
Parent leadership development: Parents learn how to become effective advocates for their children’s academic success.
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.
Saturday Academies: One Saturday per month from October through May, Saturday Academy gives students a chance to learn from the UW faculty, who also design the curriculum. The topic this year is Marine
In-Class Model: 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.
Summer Math Scholars: Offered to incoming high school freshman, Summer Math Scholars is a 3-week summer math camp which prepares students for high school mathematics.
Tutoring: Students in the MESA program are offered tutoring by trained UW student volunteers.
Scholarships: Last year, we awarded over $12,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors in the MESA program.
Afterschool/Club: With the help of the MESA Teacher and MESA Staff, students complete STEM related activities and college prep.
MESA Day: 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.