College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Fall 1999

MESA Engineering Program (MEP)

     The College of Science and Engineering at SFSU appoints new MEP Director, Doris Roman.  The Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) is actively addressing recruitment and retention for students in the School of Engineering.  Formerly, the Director of the Southwest regional office for the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate Education for Minorities Consortium (GEM), she was also the associate director of academic programs for Cornell University’s Minority Engineering Program and the assistant dean of students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  Doris comes to SFSU with 15 years experience in the administration of support service programs for students in higher education.
     As the MEP Director, Doris is actively addressing recruitment and retention of students wishing to obtain careers in engineering and technology.  MEP provides services in outreach/admissions, academic advising, tutoring, jobs & internships, and scholarships.  Students can find a strong base of support while pursuing their degrees in SFSU’s School of Engineering.  MEP recruits historically underrepresented students into SFSU’s engineering program.  Throughout their studies, the students receive academic support and counseling to keep them on track toward their degrees.
     This year MEP @ SFSU will host the Northern California JETS-TEAMS competition.  The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) will be held at SFSU this February in conjunction with Engineers Week.  The JETS-TEAMS competition challenges students in ways that no other program does.  TEAMS is a rigorous competition in which teams of high school students learn team development and problem solving and then participate in an open-book, open–discussion, engineering problem competition between high schools.  From this one test, teams receive local, state and national recognition.
     For information on MESA and the JETS-TEAMS competition, please contact MEP at (415) 338-1328 or e-mail at

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