MESA Engineering Program/Chico STEM Connections Collaborative

Eligibility/How to Apply


Students are eligible to participate in CSC² programs and services if they are:

  • Hispanic, or first generation college student, or low income, AND
  • Enrolled as a student in one of the eligible majors listed below

How to Apply

Students must meet with their MEP/CSC2 coordinator to review program services and academic standing, and eligibility will be based on information provided through program application.

Information about specific CSC2 programs, choose your major:


  • Individualized academic support/advising
  • Academic assistance, tutoring services, and study groups
  • Professional development and career awareness
  • Summer undergraduate research opportunities with CSU, Chico faculty
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Study centers for each program
  • Support services for community college transfer students
  • Financial-aid and scholarship assistance
  • Networking and making new friends with the same interests
  • Access to career student organizations
  • Graduate and professional school application assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • ECC Student Success Center
  • STEMCAT Mentoring

Eligible Majors

Natural Sciences

  • Biological Sciences 
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry  
  • Geological & Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Food Sciences
  • Physics
  • Science Education

Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Animation & Game Development
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Concrete Industry Management
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing



  • Agricultural Science & Education
  • Crops, Horticulture & Land Resource Management

Animal Science

*Note: Unfortunately, CSC² services for Agricultural Business majors are not available at this time.