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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


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Why We Need More Diversity in Agriculture.

Also known as freedom day, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865 the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Galveston Texas where many enslaved African Americans had not received news of their freedom yet. As...

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Interview with MESA Alumna, Jessica Lim.

Jessica Lim is a former MESA student and graduate of the University of Washington. She has served as a MESA Day judge and is on the planning committee for this year's MESA Day Celebration. When did you start becoming interested in Science, Math, Engineering,...

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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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