MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) club participated in MESA day competitions in UCR last Sat and placed in the following events and will advance in Regionals:
Melody Arteaga, Luz Cordova-Romero - MESA Shark Tank 2nd place (Their project proposal is a solar boat made of recycleable materials)
Adrian Burgos, Theresa Pledger- MESA Shark Tank 3rd place (Their project proposal is a mousetrap boat)
MESA Tank is new this year. Teams think of a STEM project that can be part of MESA competitions in the future. They have to build the project then present their proposal to a panel (like the Shark Tank TV show).
Abigail Gutierrez, Fabian Vilchis- Wright Turn Glider 3rd place (FIrst time we placed in this event)
The MESA Machine (Rube Goldberg) team composed of Dennis Asuncion, Lance Martinez, and Max Torres placed 1st in the design category. Although they will not advance in the regionals, these kids demonstrated creativity and originality in their project, and outstanding journal writing, reasons why they got the award.