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Local Students Focus on Science at Chico State’s MESA Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diana Parra-Villaseñor, director
MESA Schools Program and Educational Talent Search
Yolanda Salazar-Garcia, assistant director
Educational Talent Search
One of the nation’s most innovative and successful programs, MESA works with economically and educationally disadvantaged students to inspire them towards achieving academically; developing an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers; and preparing for competitive college admissions. MESA conducts year-round classroom programs in partner schools, but MESA Day is a highlighted event.
While MESA Day is a blast, it is about more than just fun. “MESA Day is a wonderful opportunity for young students to see a university up close, experience success, and expand their math and science knowledge in a unique, hands-on learning environment,” says Diana Parra-Villaseñor, director of MESA Schools Program.
MESA Day participants will include students from select schools in Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Williams and Yuba City. Winning students and teams will progress to the regional MESA Day at CSU, East Bay in April, where they will vie for spots in statewide and national events.