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MESA - Washington Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement

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Washington MESA is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the mathematics, engineering, and science-related professions. MESA's efforts are directed toward Washington middle- and high-school students from these backgrounds. Through MESA's activities, participating students receive the educational enrichment experiences and practical help they need to prepare for university-level studies in a variety of fields.


As a Founding Member of MESA in the State of Washington, and MESA in the Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities, Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has participated in initiating and developing MESA Centers statewide that support K-12 students from groups underrepresented in science, engineering, and mathematics-related career fields.


The Laboratory supports the MESA program by:

  • aligning education programs and activities at Pacific Northwest to support the goals and objectives of MESA, including inviting MESA students and teachers to participate in ongoing U.S. Department of Energy-supported education programs at the Lab
  • providing direct financial support and technical assistance for education initiatives and activities conducted by MESA statewide and in the MESA Centers across the state
  • serving on the MESA State Board of Directors
  • serving since the mid-1980s on the Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA Advisory Board, including serving as the Chair of the Advisory Board.

For more information, please contact Evangelina Shreeve, PNNL Office of Stem Education.

Washington State Program
MESA State Office
Contact: James Dorsey
University of Washington
1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Ste 394
Schmitz Hall, Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195-5845


Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities
MESA Program
Contact: Luis Alcazar
Columbia Basin College 
Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA
2600 Nth 20th Avenue, MS-S1 
Pasco, WA 99301