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SDSU MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception

2016 SDSU MESA grads 

The 32nd Annual SDSU MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception photo album can be found on Facebook


MESA Program Celebrates Graduates and Scholarship Recipients (PDF version):


Students in the San Diego State University Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program were recognized at the 32 nd Annual SDSU MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception held at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on April 29, 2016.


The 2016 graduating class consisted of 40 MESA students, 36 from the College of Engineering and 4 from the College of Sciences.


Scholarships worth $18,000 total were awarded by industry supporters Harris & Associates, Northrop Grumman, Rick Engineering Company, Solar Turbines, UTC Aerospace Systems, MESA alum Ms. Brianna Lutes, MESA alumni, and MESA supporter Mr. Charles W. Hirst. Additional sponsorships were made by HDR, PECG, and SDG&E.


“Our donors generosity supports 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,” said MESA Program Director Natasha Forbes-Celise.


Other high-achieving students were also recognized, which included Academic Excellence Workshop Leaders, Tutors, and those on the Director’s List. Director’s List students have a minimum GPA of 3.5.


SDSU MESA supports educationally disadvantaged students to attain four-year degrees in engineering or physical science majors. The program establishes a peer community for its students, most of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Rigorous academics, leadership preparation, and collaborative problem-solving training produce highly-skilled graduates who meet the STEM industry’s workforce needs.


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2016 Sponsorship and Donor Information (PDF version): 

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