News & Events

Here's what's happening at Oregon MESA.



Upcoming Events


To Be Announced


January 17th, 2017 - Program Coordinator, Kelly Cousineau, honored with National Afterschool Next Gen Award

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October 21, 2016 - MESA Student Spotlight: Yareli Torres Rincon talks about the impact of MESA.

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March 1, 2016 - One of our very own MESA Mentors is making some interesting headlines at Portland State University!

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MESA Press Releases

In the News

  • 2017, September. Four McKay High School MESA students win Portland State University CleanTech Challenge, win nearly $23,000 to fund their RECYCL3D project and go toward college tuition.
  • 2017, September. Coverage of the East Metro STEAM Roadmap event by MESA, in partnership with East Metro STEAM Partnership and The Rosewood Initiative, reported by East PDX News.
  • 2016, December. On The Oregonian's Higher Ed Blog, PSU's Oregon MESA program improves science and math grades.
  • 2016, March. Overview of the OSU SYNERGIES project, a collaboration with MESA, in NSTA's Connected Science Learning.
  • 2015, July. Articles featuring The Lemelson Foundation's $706,000 grant to MESA in The Oregonian and the Statesman Journal.
  • 2015, May. Article and video about MESA Day in the The Oregonian.
  • 2014, June. Video and profile of Oregon MESA in Oregon Business.
  • 2014, May. Video of KGW News coverage of MESA Day 2014.
  • 2013, June. Article written by a high school senior about her five years in MESA, in The Oregonian.
  • 2013, May. Article about prosthetic arm challenge in the Portland Business Journal.
  • 2012, April. Article featuring The Lemelson Foundation's invention education investment in MESA in the PSU Vanguard.
  • 2006, May. Article profiling the impact of MESA in the Daily Journal of Commerce.


Impact & Evaluation Reports


Spring 2017 - The Circuit Board #3, What Makes MESA Magic Happen

Winter 2017 -The Circuit Board #2, Academic Impact and Demo Day

Fall 2016

Annual Reports

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