Through MESA, students of color and girls achieve their full potential in mathematics, engineering, and science. MESA students in grades K-12 excel in a supportive, challenging, and fun learning community.
Seattle MESA has a new Director!
We are very excited to announce that starting September 30th, Neiri Carrasco will be the new Seattle MESA Center Director. Neiri has been the Director of Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA Center for the last 4 years. Under her leadership, Tri-Cities grew to be the largest K-12 MESA Center in Washington. As a former MESA student herself, Neiri knows more than anyone the value of a strong, innovative program. We look forward to having her passion and expertise anchoring the Seattle MESA Center.
Due to the transition of Seattle MESA from the College of Engineering to the College of the Environment, MESA programs will be suspended until a new director is hired. MESA will meet with Seattle-area teachers and looks forward to bringing stronger programs online this winter.
Seattle MESA is Moving!
Starting in July, the UW College of the Environment will be Seattle MESA’s new home. We are extremely excited to work with MESA students, parents, and teachers and look forward building on MESA’s history of success. If you have questions about Summer Math Scholars during this transition, please contact Lucy Casale, Washington MESA Senior Associate Director of Programs, at email@example.com or 206-616-0685. If you have general questions about MESA and/or the transition to the College of the Environment, please contact Neiri Carrasco, Director of Seattle MESA, at firstname.lastname@example.org 206-616-9653.
- 96% of MESA seniors go to college.
- Nearly 70% of African-American, Native American and Latino students in Seattle MESA's ninth grade program earn a 3.0 GPA as high school freshman, compared to only 20% of their peers.
- MESA alumni are five times more likely to graduate with a degree in mathematics, engineering, or science than their peers.