California Engineering Teams Place Nationally

California Engineering Teams Place Nationally

Both California MESA National Engineering Design Competition teams took home second place in creating a solution to help their communities. Costa Mesa High School and Costa Mesa Middle School — both from the UC Irvine MESA center — teams bested other teams locally,...
State Champs, Solving for Society

State Champs, Solving for Society

Two all-female teams from the UC Irvine MESA center were named state champs for engineering solutions to benefit society. MESA’s National Engineering Design Competition Designing for Equity State Championship was held virtually this May. The contest is a...
Alumni Share Experiences, Give Advice

Alumni Share Experiences, Give Advice

MESA launch Company Convos in January to give students an opportunity to connect with industry in a virtual setting. COVID has made in-person recruitment impossible so this programming is essential for students interested in internship and employment information,...
Entrepreneurs at Work

Entrepreneurs at Work

Congrats to the Summer 2020 cohort of the MESA Idea Accelerator! Student teams spent a semester developing a solution to a societal problem (everything from recycling to mental health) using a human-centered design process. Teams gained insight and feedback from...
Gaining experience during extraordinary times

Gaining experience during extraordinary times

Although many industries, educational institutions and activities have been relegated to the virtual realm, many of our students still secured research postings and internships this summer. Every one of the students below is a first generation college student!...