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Adviser Resources

MESA Sponsors, aka Advisors, are a lynchpin of the MESA program. Advisors are the primary facilitators at the school and our access point to students. The primary responsibilities of the advisors are to:

  • Recruit 15 or more students to join MESA
  • Hold weekly meetings
  • Encourage and support college and STEM exposure
  • Facilitate use of Engineering Design Process and Engineering Design Notebooks
  • Share best practices with the MESA community
  • Register students for competitions
  • Incorporate college access monthly during meetings
  • Have students fill out Student Information Form (SIF) and return them to MESA office
  • Maintain communication with MESA office

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Here are some documents that will help advisers throughout the year.


Engineering Websites

Some helpful sites for exploring the Engineering Design Process

Engineering Websites

Tool Usage

MESA students can use a variety of tools.  Here are some links to help teach them proper usage of some of the most common tools.

Tool Usage Links