Back in Action (And in Person)

Back in Action (And in Person)

Solving the diversity problem in the tech world is a complicated problem.  Many tech companies have committed to improving their hiring practices but there’s still much progress to be made.  In fact, most companies have yet to move the needle by any...
Creating Solutions for the Community

Creating Solutions for the Community

From access to healthcare for low income residents to rapid exchange of info for isolated rural communities, MESA undergraduate students identified and attempted to solve problems with a combination of tech know how and empathy. These were the winning submissions of...
From mentee to employee

From mentee to employee

For Monica Noori-Saghar MESA means progress. As a first generation college student, she began her STEM journey at Diablo Valley College. She was active in MESA and the program led her to transfer to San Jose State University which also has a MESA center. Monica was...
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,...