MESA Engineering Program (MEP)

MEP is an educational support program that provides services to educationally/economically disadvantaged students seeking completion of their first bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science. The program is part of a statewide network of partnerships between the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Statewide Office, host universities, industry partners and various engineering associations.

2014-2015 student application opens
Thursday May 1 - August 31, 2014


Interested in becoming a MEP Mentor?
Click or tap MEP Mentor link above

MEP Mission: To increase the number of high caliber, industry-ready graduates from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background completing degrees in Engineering or Computer Science at San José State University.

Service Areas:

  • Student enrollment and retention

    • Peer mentoring
    • Personal and academic development workshops
    • Freshmen orientation course
    • Community-building events
  • Degree completion

    • Academic advising
    • Collaborative-learning study jams
    • Study skills development coaching
  • Competitiveness/employability of graduates

    • Resume development and critique
    • Mock interviews 
    • Industry tours and information sessions
    • Industry-led professional development training
    • Industry networking mixers


Who can apply?

  • New SJSU Engineering or Computer Science freshmen or transfer students
  • Educationally disadvantages students (i.e. first-generation college students)
  • Economically disadvantage students (i.e. low income or financial need)