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STEM IS WHAT WE DO!

Over the course of a year, students participate in fun, hands-on learning activities and mini projects in pairs or small groups. Students identify or are presented with a real-world problem or challenge grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and work to provide a viable solution.

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WA MESA DAY

WA MESA Day is an annual STEM competition for middle and high school students throughout the state of Washington. This year’s national-and-state theme – Think Globally, Respond Locally – invites students to identify an inequity that adversely impacts an individual or group and employ a human-centered design process to propose a solution. All teams must use a coding component as part of their solution

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Join us for the virtual WA MESA Day on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Click here to access the live event (the link will be available on Saturday, May 14th at 9:45 am).
Attendees can expect hands-on activities exploring real-world challenges as well as exhibit booths with games and information about STEM. Participants are also encouraged to take selfies in the photo booth!

Challenge Components: are listed below with brief descriptions of each element.

Design Brief

The objective of the Design Brief is to provide a brief, non-technical overview of the entire project. Students must use the provided Design Brief Template.

Poster

The objective of the Poster is to provide an overview of the project, highlight key points of the design process, discuss relevant testing and data collection, present the resulting prototype, and share recommendations for further development.

Prototype Pitch

The objective of the Prototype Pitch is to convince the audience that the design meets the user’s needs and has value as a product to address an issue of inequity.

Technical Presentation/Interview

Students will deliver a short presentation. The objective of the Technical Presentation and Interview is to provide an overview of the prototype functionality including a technical explanation of the mechanical operations, software operations, and integration of the two.

Submission of the following materials will be judged/scored offline and must be submitted to wamesa@uw.edu by Friday, May 6, 2022, 12 Noon PST.

All documents should be labeled as follows:

For questions about WA MESA Day, please email Sezi Fleming at sf43@uw.edu.

For an overview of the National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC) and the components of the competition, click here https://nedc-mesausa.org/nedc-overview/