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Growing Technical Talent: MESA at APL

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is an investment in our future. Ensuring the supply of science and technology college graduates that America (and APL) needs requires extra effort to support young students. The MESA program is our way of providing that support.


P. SheltonMeet Our
MESA Director

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Maryland MESA
Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) stimulates interest in technical careers and provides assistance to prepare students for college majors in technical fields.

MESA Volunteers Reach Out to Encourage Technical Careers

MESA Competitions
Statewide and regional competitions help children demonstrate what they have learned through participation in the MESA program. We are always looking for volunteers to help. For more information about how you can get involved, contact Paula Shelton.

Photo Gallery: Regional MESA Day

Regional MESA Day capped off a full academic year of hard work by students in grades 3–12. The kids took part in six math-, science-, or engineering-focused challenges. Participants represent the winners of the 11 participating regional competitions throughout the state of Maryland. View photos »