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Middle and High Schoolers Compete for MESA

By Michelle Jordan

The San Diego State University’s MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Schools Program will host its annual MESA Day Preliminaries on Saturday, Feb. 26, throughout the SDSU campus.

County-wide competition

All 20 SDSU MESA Schools Program participants will compete to qualify for the middle and high school regionals, including schools from the:

  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Escondido Union and High School Union districts
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
  • Borrego Springs Unified School District

Variety of projects

Students have worked since September designing, creating, testing and refining their projects in preparation for MESA Days.

In addition to math and speech competitions, other activities include:

  • Mousetrap cars
  • Gliders
  • Popsicle stick bridges
  • Manila folder bridges
  • Balsa wood bridges
  • Models of the human eye and brain
  • Creating a prosthetic arm

Moving to regional competitions

SDSU MSP students who qualify for the Middle School MESA Day Regionals will compete on Saturday, April 2, at Chapman University against other MSP students in the Southern Region MESA Centers. The high school students who qualify for regionals will compete on Saturday, April 9, at University of California Irvine.

Published in MESA Activities MESA Day News