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ERIC Number: EJ944652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1947-279X
The Georgia Perimeter College MESA Program: Propelling STEM Students to Success
Law, Kouok K.
MathAMATYC Educator, v3 n1 p44-50 Sep 2011
From 2006 to 2008, while taking courses at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), Joel Toussaint worked two jobs, one was at night. Now, he has graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in mechanical engineering, and he has been admitted to graduate school in mechanical engineer there. His plan for the future is to get his Ph. D. in mechanical engineering. He said he intends to "create new forms of technologies that will be used to better human life." What relieved him from the harsh financial requirements of higher education is the GPC MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Program. Originating from the University of California, the MESA Program prepares educationally disadvantaged students (low income, female, under-represented groups, and first-generation college students) to transfer and graduate from a four-year institution with a math-based degree. Its objective is to help students develop their academic and leadership skills, improve their scholastic performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. This article is intended not only for those who are not familiar with MESA, but also for those who know about the program to inform all about the GPC version and the results obtained. (Contains 5 tables, 2 pictures and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia