MESA USA is a partnership among ten states that is nationally recognized for its innovative academic development programs for underrepresented minority students from K12 through college that prepare them to excel in STEM fields. Since 1970 MESA has helped students become scientists, engineers and mathematicians, filling an urgent need for qualified technical professionals. Through three mutually reinforcing branches of MESA, students from all segments of K-12 and higher education are served through local centers. MESA partners with industry, school districts, and all the major educational institutions throughout the United States.