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Derek Ferguson
Derek Ferguson is enrolled in the Nursing Program at Clark College. Derek found a strong sense of community he felt he could identify with as a STEM student of color. Through MESA, both his grades and his confidence increased. 
“I wanted a profession where I could gain respect and economic security, a career in a STEM field can help me achieve that. It’s important for underrepresented people to have those positions of power.”                                          –
Derek Ferguson



Washington MESA Scholarships Now Open.

Apply Here This year, WA MESA is excited to offer students two scholarship opportunities, The Boeing Scholarship and The Weyerhaeuser Scholarship.Scholarship recipients may receive up to $2500 from The Boeing Scholarship and up to $2500 from The Weyerhaeuser...

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Tacoma MESA kicks-off the year with a family night event.

Washington MESA’s Tacoma/South Puget Sound district kicked off the new year by welcoming parents of MESA students to the program, and connecting them with all of the latest updates. Topics discussed included MESA history, staff introductions, and future events. This...

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Yakima Valley MESA Students explore STEM through Poetry

Earlier in the year, the seventh-grade STEM MESA class from McLoughlin Middle School in  Pasco competed in the MESA SLAM! Challenge. SLAM Poetry is a means for students to explore spoken word. Students brought in their passion for STEM into their poems. Students...

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