ERIC Number: ED339433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement: Pre-College Program for Minority Students. Glendale Community College Report for 1990-91 Educational Year.
The Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA) pre-college program was developed and implemented at Glendale Community College (GCC) in 1984. GCC's program is part of a statewide effort in Arizona to increase the number of under-represented minority students who complete high school with a foundation in mathematics, science, and English so that they can enter and graduate from college in a math/science-based field. Coordinated at three postsecondary sites (GCC, the University of Arizona, and South Mountain Community College), the program involves over 500 students from 10 high schools in the state. Aside from providing participating students with a special high school curriculum of college-preparatory courses, the MESA program includes peer tutoring; field trips; guest speakers from math/science related fields; incentive scholarships; recognition awards; and student development workshops and seminars. A faculty advisor from each high school recruits and selects students for the program by examining test scores, interviewing the students, reviewing faculty and counselor recommendations, and considering parental requests. The operational costs for the program at GCC are provided by industry and corporate contributions, while administrative costs are covered by in-kind contributions from both GCC and the local high schools. Program findings include high levels of persistence in the MESA program and high levels of college enrollment by MESA students. A review of GCC program activities for the 1990-91 school year; data tables detailing the characteristics of students enrolling in the program since 1984; college enrollment statistics; and a curriculum guide are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Awards, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Engineering Education, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Peer Teaching, Scholarships, Science Careers, Science Education, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Prog