What is STEM Connect?

STEM (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Connect project aims to increase the enrollment of Latinx students in STEM programs and increase their rates of success and retention in STEM courses, leading to increased persistence, graduation, and transfer on STEM degree pathways. The ultimate goal is that through mentoring, MESA Connect students will overcome fears about STEM as a viable career path.

Students will establish bonds with STEM faculty, California State University East Bay (CSUEB) near-peer mentors, the MESA director and counselors, and the ACCESO (Adelante con Comunidad, Excelencia, Sabiduría y Oportunidad) Center director and counselors, and peers in MESA Connect.

MESA Connect will excite students about applied STEM learning and research through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) that will be woven into their fall semester courses. In collaboration with CSUEB, we deliver comprehensive student support services, including:

  • academic tutoring
  • professional and near peer mentoring
  • faculty advising
  • transfer support services
  • campus resources for health and financial aid