Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)

MESA helps underserved and underrepresented students feel a sense of belonging and achieve success in STEM studies and careers. MESA works to ensure that Washington’s STEM workforce benefits from the diversity of its population. 

Benefits of Joining MESA at EWU

  • Student support center located in Computing & Engineering 101 (CEB 101) – Opening Fall 2024
  • Tutoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Individualized and focused one-on-one advising and teamwork with faculty and staff
  • Internships
  • Career advising
  • Paid summer research experiences
  • Conference travel support
  • Cohort mathematics courses with TA support and faculty who prioritize belonging
  • Community and team building events
  • Professional development and career building workshops
  • School supply support

Thank you so much for your interest in EWU MESA! If you have questions, please contact the EWU MESA Director, Dr. Melissa Graham, at

Student Populations Supported by MESA

Any student pursuing a degree in STEM is welcome in MESA. We particularly encourage applicants from the following populations:

  • Female-identifying or gender non-conforming
  • Black/African American
  • Latinx/Hispanic
  • Native or Indigenous American
  • Native Alaskan
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Pacific Islander
  • First generation college students
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Persons with disabilities
Melissa Graham

Melissa Graham

EWU MESA Director


Janae Carrothers

Student Services Administrator


More about MESA

MESA exists at both the national level as ‘MESA USA,’ a consortium of statewide MESA programs representing 10 states across the country, and on the state level, where the MESA program at EWU is the first four-year MESA program in the state of Washington. Washington MESA also supports students in grades 6-12 through the College Prep Program, as well as students at 12 community colleges through the Transfer Prep Program. To learn more about MESA at the national level, visit, and to learn more about Washington MESA, visit