About MESA's national awards
MESA is nationally recognized for its ability to produce student success in science, technology, engineering and math studies.
- MESA has been named as one of the most innovative public programs in the nation by Innovations in American Government, a project of the Ford Foundation, the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, and the Council for Excellence in Government.
- MESA has been honored by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the highest federal recognition award for mentoring in the country, administered on behalf of the White House by the National Science Foundation.
- MESA has been recognized twice by the Bayer Corporation as one of the nationís exemplary programs to assist K-12 students, especially minorities and girls, participate and achieve in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- MESA has been lauded as a national model in strengthening Latino community college student success by Excelencia in Education.
- MESA was featured in a half-hour national PBS documentary on the current and future status of innovation in the United States. The Innovators: Designing the Future, prominently featured MESA as a solution to developing the next generation of innovative engineers and scientists.
- In 2004, MESA was selected by Hewlett-Packard to serve as the model for its national project to establish community college programs in support of underrepresented minority students so they would excel in math and science, transfer to four-year institutions, and graduate with baccalaureate degrees in engineering and computer science. The HP Diversity in Engineering (DiVE) grant established MESA community college programs in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. Since then, the program has expanded to New Mexico and Texas.