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Topic: MESA Informational Video

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.


If you are interested in joining MESA, please email Anely at



Office Hours & Location 

MESA Student Study Center (S-105) Fall & Spring Semesters

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • 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) Fall & Spring Semesters

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • The SMI Study Center has computers and is best for individual projects where a quieter study space is desired.  

Benefits of Joining MESA!

• Free Books | • Use of Computer & Study Rooms| • Scholarships | • Counseling & Mentoring | • Fieldtrips | • Free Calculator Loan Program | •Volunteer Opportunities | • Free Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction | • Internships | • Transfer Support |  • Community Involvement |

Visit these links

Transfer and Career Center

Scholarship Office

Hartnell Internships

Monterey Bay Internships


Who To Contact

  • Joel Thompson
    Interim Director of the Science and Math Institute
    Phone: 831-770-6106
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S-106
    STEM Center Building
  • Anely Meneses
    Program Assistant for Science and Math Institute
    Phone: 831-770-7037
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S-107
    STEM Center Building
  • Brook Foley
    STEM Counselor
    Phone: (831) 755-6820 Call for Appts.
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S-108
    STEM Center Building