Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program

Chandra Austin, Auburn University
The Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program supports educationally disadvantaged students by providing pathways to success in STEM disciplines. Attendees of this session receive a brief description of the MESA program and its strategies for effectiveness, and then experience a sample MESA activity.

About the Presenter:
Chandra Austin, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Auburn University
Chandra Austin is a co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation funded project, The Influence of MESA Activities on Underrepresented Students. The Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) outreach program was selected as the subject of this study because of its 40+ years of experience in introducing engineering to students traditionally underrepresented in the discipline. Austin was previously a National Center for Engineering and Technology Education Fellow. She holds a MEd in Business and Industry Education and a PhD in Work and Human Resource Education from the University of Minnesota.