Mesa logo - Math Engineering Science Achievement

Are you a student majoring in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science,  Engineering, Mathematics or Physics?  Are you planning on transferring to a four-year university after getting your degree from Hartnell College?  Are you the first in your family to attend college?  Are you eligible for finacial aid?  Are you hoping to thrive at Hartnell College through acacemic support and a cohort of students and staff here to assist you? MESA is here to support you by providing counseling and mentoring, tutoring and supplemental instruction, a study space with computers for individual study and a large group study area, textbooks and calculators available for loan at no cost, field trips to universities and industries with a STEM focus, information on scholarships and internships, and transfer support. 

The MESA Community College Program (MCCP) provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic development to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they can excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions in calculus-based majors. This support is especially crucial to students who come from low-performing high schools. The MCCP is a partnership between MESA and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

The application is now open, please apply by January 31, 2018.    

Office Hours and Location

MESA Office is S-106 and S-107

SMI Director - Joy Cowden

located in S-106 - Phone (831) 770-6131


MESA Counselor - Brook Foley e-mail

located in S-108 - call for appointment (831) 755-6820


MESA Student Study Center (S-105)

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • The MESA Student Study Center is available for small group and individual study and is a space where you can access computers, printers, and MESA Student Ambassadors for drop in tutoring and general STEM coursework support.

SMI Study Center (S-104)

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • The SMI Study Center has computers and is best for individual projects where a quieter study space is desired.  


Panther Learning Lab is open in E-217 and the MESA Study Center (S-105)

  • Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 9:00
  • Friday from 9:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday from 900 to 2:00

The Panther Learning Lab is located in E-217 for drop in tutoring and one-on-one help

  • Mathematics,
  • Reading/Writing and
  • Computer Science.  


Benefits of Joining MESA!

• Free Books | • Use of MESA Room | • Scholarships | • Counseling & Mentoring | • University Fieldtrips | • Free Calculator Loan Program | •Volunteer Opportunities | • Free Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction | • Internships | • Free Printing | • Transfer Support

Who to contact

Director of Science and Math Institute
Phone: 831-770-6131
S - STEM Center Building
Office: S-106
Building: STEM Center Building
STEM - MESA Counselor
Phone: 831-755-6820
B - Student Services
Building: B - Student Services