John Brooks Slaughter

Center for Engineering Diversity

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MESA Mission

MESA’s mission is to help underserved and underrepresented students achieve success in STEM studies and careers with the vision to see California’s STEM workforce reflect the diversity of its population.

CED and MESA Partnership

The Center for Engineering Diversity (CED) and the K-12 STEM Center have partnered with the MESA University Program Through the new MESA University Program, CED students will be able to participate in:

  • The Annual MESA state-wide Student Leadership Conference
  • Career Development platform
  • CED Transfer Mentorship Program
  • CED Transfer Series
  • Other programs and events tailored to Viterbi transfer students

Current Programs

Transfer Mentorship Program

If you are an incoming Viterbi transfer student, you can apply to be matched with a Viterbi transfer student who has already completed their first year at USC. You would meet with them 3 times a semester to learn how to navigate USC and make the most out of your first year here.

Apply Here!

CED & Chill

The Center for Engineering Diversity will be hosting an in-person wellness break event on November 16 from 1-2pm in RTH 306During this event, we will have different activites that promote wellness, focus and relieve stress. Some of the activites we are planning to do are:

  • Gratitude Journaling - increases happiness, improves mental health, boost self-esteem
  • Mindful Coloring - Decreases overall anxiety and helps with focus
  • DIY Fidget or Origami - It increases focus by using tactile strategies for regulation

Along with these activites, we hope to send you off into finals season with a free goodie bag filled with various wellness items!

RSVP Here!


Published on November 11th, 2022

Last updated on September 22nd, 2023