April 30, 2014
Danielle McNamara
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Press Release


MESA student-teams across the state vied for bragging rights in the program’s fifth annual Math Challenge.


Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) conducted the 60-minute test that is modeled after the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ Student Math League test. More than 164 MESA students in teams of five or more participated from 19 MESA community college campuses.


The top three schools are Los Medanos, College of the Desert and El Camino College.


The top schools will receive a plaque for the achievement. Top students statewide are also recognized. The goal is to expand the contest to more MESA community college centers each year and build a healthy level of competition between campuses to maintain or gain the title.


This year’s Math Challenge was made possible with support from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).


MESA is an award-winning academic enrichment program that provides educationally disadvantaged students with the tools to earn bachelor’s degrees in math-based fields. With tutoring, mentoring, study sessions, transfer counseling and study centers, MESA provides an environment that allows students to succeed and navigate the transfer system more easily.


MESA has programs in 36 community colleges. Ninety-nine percent of community college MESA students go on to four-year college as math-based majors.


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