Jason Lee in Vancouver School District and Evergreen High School in Evergreen School District won their respective Engineering Design Challenges at the regional Southwest Washington MESA Day competition, Saturday March 22nd. The event is in partnership with Clark College and held at the Clark College Campus. Both teams advance to compete at the Statewide MESA Day competition sponsored by Microsoft and held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA. The two teams will compete with other statewide MESA Center (Tacoma/South Puget Sound, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima/Tri-Cities, First Nations) winners for the opportunity to represent Washington and advance to the MESA USA National Design Competition to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon in June.
MESA Day provides students the opportunity to showcase their design, problem solving, mathematical and communication skills through an engineering design challenge. The 2014 Competition is a Prosthetic Arm Challenge. Students follow the design process through lessons that show students how science and math help engineers arrive at the best possible solutions for real world challenges. The students demonstrate their devices, display their academic boards, give oral presentations and submit technical papers.
Additional winners were crowned at the SW Washington MESA Day event for Math Olympiad. The Math Olympiad Middle School Competition was won by Jason Lee Middle School (Vancouver School District), and the High School was won by Evergreen High School (Evergreen School District).
First Place The A.M.E.S.A.I.N.G.s Jason Lee MESA Teachers: Susan Lindenmeyer & Suzie Womack
Second Place Eye Am The Panthers Jason Lee MESA Teachers: Susan Lindenmeyer & Suzie Womack
Third Place Prosthetic Panthers Jason Lee MESA Teachers: Susan Lindenmeyer & Suzie Womack
Prosthetic Arm Challenge – High School
First Place Team Green Evergreen MESA Teachers: Marc Stegmaier & Brian Beecher
Second Place Sparkles Evergreen MESA Teachers: Marc Stegmaier & Brian Beecher
Third Place Mt. View Rookie Blues Mountain View MESA Teachers: Jan Kelley & Emika Allen
Math Olympiad – Middle School Jason Lee MESA Teacher: Susan Lindenmeyer & Suzie Womack
Math Olympiad – High School Evergreen MESA Teacher: Marc Stegmaier & Brian Beecher
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