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MESA Program
California's STEM Solution


What's Happening

Contact Dr. Nicole Trager ntrager@losmedanos.edu or Ade aorigunwa@losmedanos.edu if interested in any of the below events or opportunities! If you have any announcements to submit, please send them to Ade aorigunwa@losmedanos.edu


Featured Event

mesa speaker


Mark Anthony de la O was born in Martinez and raised in Pittsburg, where he attended Marina Elementary and Intermediate Schools, Central Junior High School, and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1977.  After high school, Mark attended University of the Pacific’s School of Engineering and later transferred to San Jose State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.


In his junior year of studies at San Jose State University, Mark accepted an internship with Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Marine Division.  Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Mark accepted a full-time engineering position with Westinghouse.  At Westinghouse, a Government defense contractor, Mark performed engineering design, research and development of Navy and Air Force defense systems. He was promoted to the Program Office where he followed design and manufacturing of various company products.  Mark worked for Westinghouse for 11 years.  Mark currently works as a Civil Engineer for the Contra Costa County Public Works Department.  His 19 years of service with the County has included assignments with the Materials and Testing Laboratory, Design Division, and Maintenance Division. His current assignment is with the Transportation Engineering Division where he develops and implements County roadway improvement projects


Upcoming Events

linked in

Looking for internships??? You need to be LInked IN! Come by for this awesome workshop hosted by MESA and the Career center. 3-4pm will be informational 4-5pm will be computer lab help with building your own Linked in site!


Monday Feb 22nd, 3-5pm in Science Building SC-202




MESA FAFSA Workshop. This is a drop in lab type of workshop. Bring your tax information and drop in to get one on one help with our financial aid officers.


Friday February 26th, 2-3:30pm in Science Building SC-202






stem ambassador



High School Outreach Ambassador Retreat


Are you interested in being a STEM Ambassador and providing outreach activities to local high school students? This event is to help create curriculum and labs or our high school outreach program. Register Here!




Inside UCSF

Experience UCSF Graduate and Medical programs first hand! Aimed at college students who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees and careers in science and the health professions.UCSF pays for meals, materials, and travel for all participants, as well as accommodations for those without BART or CalTrain access. More Info Here!

(if you are a STEM scholar this counts as one of your school tours)

Event April 15-16.

Deadline:March 1, 2016.

Apply Today!





Transferring this semester?

Fill out a Grad Cap and we will hang it in MESA! Find them at the tutor desk in the MESA center.

Fill out a Sash Application- MESA sash applications are due Friday February 26th. Find the Requirements and Application Here.

Transfer Financial Aid
Transfer Students- you MUST submit a financial aid application (FAFSA or the California Dream Act) BEFORE MARCH 2nd to be eligible for financial aid next year! Don't Procrastinate! Go to Financial Aid Lab Hours (Found Here) for help completing the application, and come to afinancial aid workshopat Transfer & Career Services for more information!




Volunteers needed for Elementary school science demonstrations. Free T-Shirt!

Tuesday February 23rd from 6-8 pm at Foothill Elementary in Pittsburg

Charrell Sherman is leading this group of students and needs help doing 2-3 science demonstrations. Please email ntrager@losmedsnos.edu if you want to volunteer.



MESA Counselor Melissa Pon

If you haven't updated your Ed plan, now will be a great time to do it! Some of the MESA events this year will require you to have an updated Ed Plan to participate, so now is a great time to do it!

Call 925-473-7449 to make an appointment