MESA Day 2018 Questions
Specification Clarification questions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted via our web form at MESA Day Question. Questions should be discussed with advisors prior to submission. Submitted questions should include your name, your school, and advisors should be copied on the email.
The following questions were proposed for clarification of the MESA Day 2018 specficiations.
General QuestionsClick or enter to reveal information below
Question: Can students participate on more than 1 team?
Answer: It is possible for students to participate on more than one team. Each specification identifies how many students must be present during testing, so you should refer to those specifications. The only events that restrict students from participating in other events are the National Competition and On-Site since they require all team members to be present and require a longer time commitment to compete.
Question: Can notebooks be digital or do they have to be on paper?
Answer: Students can use a digital notebook but they will be required to provide a hardcopy, printed or handwritten copy, of the notebook at MESA Day for judging, if required by that design challenge. If printed students should be prepared to answer questions by judges to ensure that the work is the student’s own work.
Duct Tape & Cardboard Canoe ChallengeClick or enter to reveal information below
Question: What kind/ type of cardboard do we use?
Answer: The kind and/or type of cardboard that is used is not restricted. There are different types and we encourage teams to explore the properties of different types of cardboard as a part of the design process. Don’t forget to include any information collected and/or data from experimentation in your design notebook. A great source of information on cardboard can be found at http://makingsociety.com/2014/11/cardboard-prototyping-1/. This site is also listed under the resource section for this event on the MESA Day Page.