Welcome to Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA

Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA provides enrichment and access opportunities to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for grades 6 –12 across the Greater Tacoma area with the goal of increasing representation of historically underrepresented students of color and women in STEM education and careers.

TSPS MESA supports students in five local public school districts by providing after school enrichment and tutoring led by MESA Mentors. MESA student members have additional opportunities to participate in STEM competitions, field trips, workshops, internships and summer camps.

We are located on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where we collaborate with the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Education. Tacoma MESA also relies on guidance and expertise from our volunteer Board of Directors.

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