MESA Club Pictures
MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a national organization that has been in existence since 1970 for middle schools and high schools. It has striven to help disadvantaged students to become engineers, scientists and other math-based professionals urgently needed by industry.
MESA provides a unique combination of enrichment activities, hands-on activities, counseling, academic support, industry involvement and a supportive community environment. Funded by the State of California and private/public organizations, MESA in LA County is sponsored by USC, UCLA, Cal State LA and Cal State Long Beach. MESA at Venice HS is sponsored by USC and has been in existence for 15 years. Mr. Holland has been the MESA Advisor for the last 10 years.
MESA Catalina Field Trip
MESA students participated in an educational three day exploration in STEM on Catalina Island. Students learned new concepts and real world applications and how to apply these in the classroom. The exploration prepared students to excel academically and motivated students to choose a STEM field at a university. Students engaged in field data collection, water quality labs, plankton labs, an underwater ROV (remote operated vehicle) lab, fish anatomy and dissection lab, kayaking, hyperbaric chamber and physics lab, and investigation by snorkeling.