California's STEM Solution


MESA grads


The MESA Program was founded by the University of California and provides academic support for thousands of educationally and economically disadvantaged students so they can excel in math and science. MESA came to Los Medanos College in Fall 2009 to serve educationally underrepresented students in STEM fields. Through a wide range of services, MESA helps develops the necessary academic and leadership skills to successfully transfer and later graduate from a four-year university with a degree in mathematics, engineering, science or computer science.

MESA at LMC currently serves 300 students.

Community College Program Goal:  
Support and ensure successful transfer to 4-year college in math-based/science majors.

MESA Offers

Academic excellence workshops, tutors in science and math, professional development, academic/transfer counseling, internship and scholarship opportunities, dedicated study center for workshops, community building and support, and local industry connections.  


Apply to MESA

Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) Major? Are you planning to transfer to a 4 year university? Apply to MESA!

Applications are closed for  the 2019-2020 year. We will open for 2020-21 in May.

These majors do not qualify for MESA: Nursing, Kinesiology, ETEC/PTEC, Psychology


Virtual MESA Center is Live in your MESA Students Canvas 





 Thank you!


cortevaThank you Dow/ Corteva Cap Grant 2016 and 2018 for providing MESA with funds for student supplies and events.




west yost

Thank you West Yost Associates for providing volunteer judges for our Walk on Water event and an in kind monetary contribution to our program.


Past Funding, in-kind contributions, scholarships, and internships to assist MESA students have been provided by: Boeing, Chevron, General Electric, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, AT&T, PG&E, The East Bay Community Foundation and Dow Chemical, Corteva Agriscience.