Atlanta Metropolitan State College



MESA AwardsMESA Scholars

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program is an academic enrichment program that provides community college science, technology, engineering, and math majors support to assist them in excelling academically to remain for the four-year program or complete their degree in a STEM area.

A key element of MESA’s success is its strong partnership with industry, which provides equipment, technical resources, internships, and volunteers. Companies and technical professional organizations work with MESA because they recognize the program’s success in helping students to become skilled technology professionals.

MESA students have the opportunity to attend Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) that are designed to help them succeed in their math, science, and engineering classes. The workshops teach students how to study cooperatively and collaboratively to better understand course content.

AEWs are provided to students who are enrolled together in specific college courses. In the workshops, students are divided into small groups to study together. Students learn techniques of group study and work on specifically developed problems designed to reinforce key concepts within the specific course. The key to these workshops is the development of worksheets (problems sets) to reinforce concepts or methods being studied in the specific math and/or science class.

Atlanta Metropolitan State College MESA program focus on four courses; MATH 1111, 1113 or 2201 or PHYS 1111, 1112 or CHEM 1211, 1212 or BIO 1107.

2016 - 2017 MESA Scholars

Shuaib Aliyu Brandon Amienyi
Adam Badjie Rodriquis Baker
Patience Benson Mariah Brown
Nyla Burnette Bradley Cajuste
Aja Fisher Aurelius Freeman
Hezekiah Garner Quawanna Hardnett
Napoleon Harris II Keiah Hinkle
Adam Jackson Trentavious Jackson
Vernetta Jackson Isaton Joof
Samuel Mayhan Alexus McAllister
Karma McCants Brandon Melton
Stephane Ngekoua Diens Noel
Tory Payne Brianna Perry
Tyler Pettway Tiabreshia Pitts
Christopher Render Antonia Rodgers
Alejandro Sanchez Chelsey Smith
Jayvion Smith Latrice Smith
Reonte Talley Jabaria Turner
Adrian Williams Jasmine Williams
Shanta Williams  


MESAProgram Faculty/Staff

Dr. Candice Flowe MESA Principal Investigator
Mr. Quintero Moore MESA Director
Dr. Bryan O. Mitchell Dean, Division SMHP
Dr. Alvin Harmon Department Chair, Division SMHP
Prof. Gyuheui Choi Faculty Liaison/ AEW Facilitator
Prof. Micheal Braswell Faculty Liaison/ AEW Facilitator
Dr. Hieu Dinh Faculty Liaison/ AEW Facilitator
Dr. Nicole Strong Faculty Liaison/ AEW Facilitator
Mr. Dongheon Han AEW Facilitator
Ms. Tanaka Benton AEW Facilitator
Ms. Stewart Jones AEW Facilitator
Ms. Chasity Fuller AEW Facilitator
Mr. Malik Burton Tutor
Ms. Anzhelika Ivanova Tutor


Contact Information

Dr. Vasanta Chivukula, MESA PI and Assistant Professor of Biology

Mr. Brian Mitchell, MESA Co-PI and Associate Professor of Biology