The MESA Engineering Program, also known as the Multicultural Engineering Program at the University of California Santa Cruz campus, is the university level component of the statewide Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) - a program of the University of California Office of the President. At UC Santa Cruz, MEP is supported by the Baskin School of Engineering with its goal to promote diversity and facilitate the retention and graduation of a diverse population of students, especially groups which continue to remain the most underrepresented in engineering studies. The program received the 2004 UC Santa Cruz Excellence Through Diversity Award which is presented to programs or individuals for efforts which promote a diverse and inclusive environment.
Eligibility for MEP participation is intended for School of Engineering students who meet two or more of the following:
Photo of students presenting project in the Engineering Summer Bridge program
Students who have participated in pre-university service programs (e.g. Early Academic Outreach, Upward Bound, MESA MSP or MCCP, Talent Search, Puente, DEEP, Smith Scholastic Society, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
With the goal of supporting your undergraduate experience as an engineering student while at the same time providing peer mentor support, it is important that students actively participate and engage in various academic, student leadership and professional development activities. In order to maintain your MEP eligibility for the following academic year, every student is required to meet the minimum Standard Participation.
The full participation policy is available online.
If you would like to join for the 2016-17 academic year, the online application will open August 1 and close October 6, 2016.
Come and meet current and new MEP students at our annual Fall Welcome!
Thursday, October 8
MEP Study Center (Baskin 399)
Photo of students from the 2015 Engineering Summer Bridge program
Photo of students in MEP Study Center