Hawkins MESA students participate in numerous activities including those listed below

The most frustrating thing about education is learning the theory and never having the opportunity to apply it. We provide various hand's on activities for students so that they can apply what they have learned. This makes them better observers and problem solvers. With the help of our mentors, tutors and teachers, we are able to better prepare our students for success in college and in their career. By providing these experiences, our club members have improved their math, reading and writing skills and problem solving skills.

The JPL Annual Invention Challenge Regional  is a friendly, yet challenging competition, open to middle and high school students from Southern California area . Each year, a different engineering challenge is selected. The goal of the Invention Challenge and STEM Fair is to show students that math, science, and engineering can be fun. This event is hosted at Hawkins High School the Saturday before Thanksgiving. (November 23rd)

Come back this summer to compete in next year's challenge. Read More

VEX IQ Robotics League 2021-22

Pitching In


This is the third Year we are hosting this event. Our first since COVID.  Help us as we work with elementary school kids and their teachers to get them excited about STEM.   Find Out More

USC/MESA offers activites and events for all MESA club members.  There are workshops such as the MESA College Fair, Leadership Retreat, STEM and Engineering exploration symposiums and workshops and the popular Catalina Island Science Excursion.


It allows MESA members to compete in a variety of challenges to test their skills.  

There are the MESA Day Challenge and the USC/Vex Challenge.   Read More


We have been involved with FIRST Robotics for 10 years. We have worked to promote  local schools to start teams in the Los Angeles area. We have been responsible for starting 4 local teams, as well as provide support to three veteran teams. We are also a resource to 6 international teams, including three in Chile. This past year we were recognized at the Los Angeles Regional with the Judge's Award for our 10 years of success in our community, and the number of  members studying Engineering and/or Computer Science in college. Read More

Our students are involved in a variety of events and activities. See what else we do  Read