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About Us

Oregon MESA Vision
Our mission at Oregon MESA is to create opportunities for underrepresented students in Oregon to achieve their full potential and contribute in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. We know that by doing this, our students will impact future generations of underrepresented students to contribute to a community of global thinkers, leaders, and innovators in mathematics, engineering, and science… See more

What We Do

Oregon MESA Program
Oregon MESA is a pre-college academic program that makes achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields a reality for more students. Middle and high school MESA students learn by working in teams, conducting scientific research, building hands-on projects and participating in internships. We believe that high expectations lead to high achievement. MESA is a recipient of the Presidential Award… See more

Invention Education

In partnership with the Lemelson Foundation, MESA educates students to become experts in the invention process, using a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) foundation to create solutions to our 21st Century problems. ¬†As Jerry Lemelson stated, “The future of this country of ours is in your hands. And if you think creatively in whatever you do, whether you be an inventor, a scientist or an engineer your lives will be much better and you will help all those around you to live better lives.”

Invention Education

Solving global issues through invention

MESA students are 21st innovators by learning to use the invention process to address real-time issues like developing a low-cost prosthetic arm for an impoverished youth.

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Inspiring Innovation

Our curriculum challenges students to create the most efficient designs in wind energy,...

Fostering Community Development

Oregon MESA is committed to developing relationships within the community. Our annual...

Serving the Underserved

Our mission at Oregon MESA is to provide students underrepresented in the fields of...

Celebrating Achievement

We give students the skills, resources, and connections to math, engineering, and...