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Upcoming – 19th 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:

19th Annual MESA Olympics & Robotics Competition

Saturday, April 28, 2012

8:30 – 2:00 pm at San Diego City College

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

SDSU team ready for their Olympics exam


2012 Olympics Worksheet Rules

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:

Olympics Level 1 practice exam  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 2 practice exam  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 3 practice exam  (Revised 3/28/12) 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.

Please note that these practice exams are more difficult than the actual exams.

Team members conduct their trial run on the slalom course


Robotics Challenge Instructions

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 around Spring Break.


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

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