WA MESA Virtual Celebration 

 

WA MESA Celebration WA MESA will be hosting our very first virtual celebration on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12 Noon.  

This FREE event seeks to acknowledge the challenges we have faced both individually and collectively this year, and to celebrate our continued efforts to elevate the importance of STEM in the state of Washington.  The WA MESA Celebration is for students, educators, and families to engage in virtual STEM activities and explore various STEM careers by hearing from subject-matter experts. Students can learn about potential career fields and pathways, as well as be inspired by  STEM professionals. MESA Students will have the opportunity to participate in virtual tours and win prizes. We are also raffling off a grand prize—an Xbox X-Series! We want to create a meaningful, educational, and fun event for everyone!  

Questions or concerns? We are here to help! You can reach us via email at wamesa@uw.edu. Or our technical operations team for any Zoom related support at hello@cyborgmobile.com.

**To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferable at least 10 days.**

 

Event Agenda 

                                                                    Meeting Link

Click on the meeting link above to access the event. We suggest you join the meeting 5-10 minutes ahead of the event to allow time for any troubleshooting. If this is your first-time using Zoom from a computer or phone, you will be prompted to download a small file or the Zoom app. 

Click on the meeting link above to access the event. If you are prompted to enter a passcode, type in MESA. We suggest you join the meeting 5-10 minutes ahead of the event to allow time for any troubleshooting. If this is your first-time using Zoom from a computer or phone, you will be prompted to download a small file or the Zoom app.

 

10:00 am       Welcome Remarks

                               Dr. Gregory King,  Executive Director

                         Students First 

                         Honoring and celebrating students

                         Keynote Address 

                                  Scott Walston, Director of Engineering at Boeing Inc.

10:30 am         STEM Career Cafe 

                                 TED Talk-style presentations from STEM Industry Leaders 

                                 Brief mini-talks (15 min) with time for Q & A (10 min). Leaders share their story, career trajectory and what to expect in their specific field.

 

11:05 am         MESA FamiliesHonoring and celebrating students

 

11:10 am         STEM Activities/MESA Lab

                                  Engage in STEM hands-on activities.

                                  Virtual Planetarium.

                                   Hosted by the Museum of Flight, this interactive show allows students to explore the stars, constellations, moons, planets, and beyond with the universe.

                                  Tsunamis in Washington State, learning from the past and preparing for the future.

                                  Learn about how the geologic evidence of tsunamis from hundreds of years ago, along with modern computer tsunami simulations can help us                                                      understand future tsunami hazards in Washington State with Dr. Carrie Garrison-Laney.

 

                                  Captivating Chemistry

                                Solids, liquids, and gases combine to create chemical changes that look like magic. Chemistry becomes apparent using surprising reactions that create                                           colors, fabricate foam, and explode! Presented by the Discovery Center Museum.

                                   

 

 11:40 am        MESA Teachers 

                          Honoring and celebrating teachers

                        

11:45                Wrap Up

                              Thank You/Appreciation

                Special Recognition

             

                MESA Magic!

             

                Final Raffle for an Xbox-X-Series 

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Keynote Speaker, Scott Walston Boeing Director of Engineering

Scott Walston joined Boeing in 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Engineering for the 737 Program, where he oversees the program’s engineering performance and execution. Walston has a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University, a doctorate in the same field from Carnegie Mellon University, and an Executive MBA from Ohio State University. He is the Board Chair for MESA and also serves on the Executive Board for Boeing Women in Leadership.