MESA Day provides students the opportunity to showcase their design, problem solving, mathematical and communication skills through an engineering design challenge. Students follow the design process through lessons that show how math and science help engineers arrive at the best possible solutions for real-world challenges.

2018 MESA Day

Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: WSU Vancouver

Washington MESA presents the National Engineering Design Competition, “MESA Arduino STEM Solutions”.

MESA students are to implement a human-centered design approach to this year’s project. Student teams must find a client in the community whose needs could be met with an Arduino solution. They must then design a solution and build a prototype. Student teams will present their prototype at the 2018 MESA Day Competition and compete for a chance to represent the SW region at the Washington state competition on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington.

Teams will present their solution and recommendations in a project report, prototype pitch, technical interview and poster presentation.

Final rankings will be based on total scores:
Technical interview and poster symposium 150 points
Project report 100 points
Prototype pitch 100 points

Special thanks to:

  • SW Washington Advisory Board Members
  • WSU Vancouver Student Affairs and Enrollment
  • WSU Vancouver Arts and Sciences Department
  • Clark College Computer Science and Engineering Department
  • NW Noggin
  • Pearson Field Education Center
  • Hewlett Packard

Volunteer and sponsorship information

  • Contact us if you would like to volunteer or sponsor MESA Day