east mt high robotsMESA is an organization at East Mountain High School open to any student with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. We are part of a larger state-wide organization: NM MESA, Inc. MESA operates in California, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico.

The mission of MESA is to:

  • Create well-educated professionals who reach their full potential as leaders through Math, Engineering, Science, and Technology achievement.
  • Empower and motivate New Mexico’s students with science, technology, engineering, and math education.
  • Promote educational enrichment through various learning opportunities.
  • Prepare students for college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Offer scholarship incentives for participating and exceeding the minimum MESA requirements.

 

Over the course of the school year, students who join MESA will:

  • Take field trips to places like the National Atomic Museum, New Mexico Tech, Explora and Camp Oro Quay.
  • Attend after-school and lunch meetings.
  • Participate in academic & design competitions like the MESA Regional Design Competition at UNM, RoboRave and the Science Olympiad.
  • Visit colleges. Explore careers.
  • Complete hands-on labs, like the Sunset in a Bag Lab, the Bubble Lab and the Hydro Pump Rocket Lab.
  • Gain leadership experience.
  • Learn about summer enrichment opportunities.
  • Serve their community through the Elementary School Science Day and other opportunities to give back.

Students who complete the minimum annual requirements listed below can earn an incentive award – a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his or her choice!

Minimum Student Commitment:

  • 1 parent meeting
  • 18 meetings
  • 12 tutoring sessions
  • 1 MESA field trip
  • 1 MESA give-back project
  • 1 (STEM) competition
  • 1 MESA leadership activity

Overall:

  • 2.0 GPA (min)
  • College-Prep Math, Science, English for all 4 years of high school
  • ACT/SAT during junior or senior years

Meetings are currently Tuesdays during lunch in Room 306 and after-school in Room 200. For more information about MESA at East Mountain High School, please contact Marie Booth at mbooth@eastmountainhigh.net. For more information about MESA in New Mexico, please visit http://nmmesa.org/.