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MESA Teachers' Research Guide

This guide contains information for use by the teachers who sponsor MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) grade 6-12 student groups.

UA Libraries offers our support to you in assisting your students in doing scholarly research.  I've collected some resources in this guide that I hope will contribute to your students' success. Refer students to these resources, or direct them to me, as you wish. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we can't bring your students to campus. I, however, am available to offer your groups synchronous training via Zoom. I can also meet one-on-one or with small groups to assist students with research. Additionally, if you think a tutorial on a specific topic would be useful, I am happy to create one.

If you'd like other content added to this resource guide, please send it to me. Your MESA colleagues will benefit, and we'll have a dynamic document. If you have *any* comments or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!

- Paula

MESA: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement




Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a school based outreach program designed to increase access to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways and encourage college readiness for low-income, minority or first-generation college bound students in grades 6-12.

MESA's approach is based on four pillars:

  1. Active Learning
  2. Exposure to STEM
  3. College Readiness
  4. Peer Support

UA Libraries supports MESA's third pillar of "College Readiness" by helping students practice effective and responsible research.