“MESA has taught me that everyone should have the opportunity to create things and be heard. It reminded me that I have the right to pursue any career, especially engineering.”
Victoria C., Student
“MESA’s work is critical to advancing invention education. It gives young people more creative confidence, unleashes their thinking about ways to advance positive change, and maximizes their personal potential. That leads to a smarter, stronger Oregon.”
Dr. Carol Dahl, The Lemelson Foundation
“Our students have talents that often go unnoticed. At MESA, students are seen for their innovation and creativity. They are recognized for the great ideas they have and the products they create. This changes the way they feel about themselves; they can see themselves working in the STEM fields.”
Oregon MESA is an equity program first.
Education can only help create a more prosperous society for all if we first understand each person’s unique needs and challenges, then provide equitable opportunities and resources.