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7/26/2018 2018-19 MESA Day Challenge documents will be released late September.
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MESA Alumni

Where Are You Now?

We encourage MESA alumni to send information about where they are today and how the MESA program helped them.
We would also like to encourage MESA alumni to make a contribution or volunteer to support MESA.

Alumni Spotlights

Here are some Q&A sessions with MESA alumni about how MESA influenced them:

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Evan Olney, Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering, NC A&T State University Donwload PDF
Terrell Long, Jr., Sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University Donwload PDF
Dawnielle Farrar, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Donwload PDF
Niquia Spencer, Project Manager, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Donwload PDF

MESA alums, please let us know if you would like to do a Spotlight Q&A. Please contact Mary Cumor, (240) 228-7133,

Summer Internships at APL

APL offers science and engineering internships each summer, providing practical experience working with APL scientists and engineers. Read more and apply: College Summer Internships at JHUAPL

Program Evaluation

During the 2013-14 academic school year a full evaluation of the Maryland MESA program was conducted by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Data for this third-party study was collected in a hybrid format, with online surveys and on-site evaluations of Maryland MESA participants.

Results from the study linked participation in the Maryland MESA program to higher STEM course registration and career interest. Additionally, the study suggested that participation in Maryland MESA was linked to improved student achievement. Read the full study.