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Upcoming – 18th Annual Olympics & Robotics Competition

Our San Diego MESA Alliance (SDMA) that includes the MESA programs at San Diego City College, Southwestern College, and MESA Schools Programs in San Diego and Imperial Valley are beginning to take student sign-ups for:

18th Annual MESA Olympics & Robotics Competition
Saturday, April 30, 2011. 8:30 – 2:00 pm at San Diego City College.

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Event purpose:
Competition for all MESA programs segments in problem-solving sessions and/or robotics competition designed to promote teamwork, engineering and problem solving skill development.

The OLYMPICS competition has teams of 4 students solve technical problems in mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering. The competition is broken down in 3 academic levels:

2011 Olympics Worksheet Rules

• Level 1 is the beginner level. Students competing at this level are high school seniors or freshmen. The competition worksheet includes problems from Introduction to Chemistry, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus.

Olympics Level 1 key

• Level 2 is the intermediate level. Students competing at this level are college freshmen and sophomores. The competition worksheet includes problems up through General Chemistry, 1st and 2nd semester Calculus (high school equivalent is A.P. Calculus), and 1st semester Physics (i.e. Mechanics).

Olympics Level 2 key

• Level 3 is the advanced level. Students competing at this level are juniors and seniors. The competition worksheet contains problems up through Calculus 3, Differential Equations, Physics 2 + 3 (i.e. Electromagnetism), Statics, Dynamics, Fluids, Ethics, and other E.I.T. material.

Olympics Level 3 Key

Practice competition worksheets and guidelines will be distributed after teams are formulated beginning March 23rd.

The ROBOTICS competition uses the LEGO Mind storm NXT 2.0 robotics kits for teams of 4 students to build robots to complete 2 challenges-an obstacle course, and a head-to-head competition. The exact nature of the obstacle course and battle will be distributed with the Robotics kits after teams are formulated beginning March 23rd. Only 3 robotics teams are allowed per campus.

Robotics Challenge – 2011

Sign Up info:
See your respective MESA centers for more information. Prior San Diego MESA Alliance Olympics & Robotics Competition events can be found @

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