Students Compete at MESA Day

Students Compete at MESA Day
Posted on 04/05/2016
Felomino Paez (left) and Jonathan Ochoa (right) show the bridge they created for MESA Day.

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement) is an organization that builds a pathway to college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), for students who are underrepresented in STEM fields: African American, Native American, Latino, and women students.

Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA hosted their annual MESA Day on March 29 at Pacific Lutheran University.

MESA Day is an event that allows participating students to compete in various academic challenges with students from surrounding districts. Students compete for prizes and awards, and are able to develop their academic and social skills while participating in hands-on learning and leadership activities.

Students from Keithley and Washington competed in several categories, including robotic prosthetic arms, craft stick bridge design, airplane gliders, and more.