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MESA Works!


For more than 30 years, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP) and Maximizing Science Potential Program has collaborated at San Diego State University (SDSU) to support underserved students to become the engineers and physical science professionals urgently needed by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industry to compete in today’s global marketplace.


Together, as the SDSU MESA program, the program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in "high impact" experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. We are a postsecondary component of MESA California.

Contact Us

MESA Program

San Diego State University

College of Engineering, E208

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1303


Office:  619-594-7419

Fax:  619-594-2108

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Main office:  College of Engineering, E208

  1. Director - Natasha Celise
  2. Coordinator - Eric Pamintuan 

Secondary office:  College of Sciences, GMCS322B

  1. Coordinator - Thelma Chavez
For the staff of our MESA Schools Program (serving K-12), please visit their website.
For webmaster inquiries, please contact Eric Pamintuan

Student Assistants

Spring 2017:


  1. Allyson Korba, Business Administration senior
  2. Emelia Morris, Biology junior
Allyson Korba staff-emeliamorris 

Summer 2017:




Fall 2017:




We are accepting applications for Summer 2017 and/or Fall 2017!  


Please know your Federal Work Study (FWS) $ allotments before applying.  The positions are open until filled.  Ideally we would like to hire before the end of May 2017 for the positions.  FWS Student Assistant job info: