MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition

Designing for Equity

The MESA National Engineering Design Competition brings together the top middle and high school MESA teams from around the nation to showcase projects that address in inequity using a Human-Centered Design Approach and integrating a microprocessor.

June 2021
Phoenix, AZ

Competition Overview:

The National Engineering Design Competition, Designing for Equity, asks students to first identify an individual or group who experiences some type of inequity (i.e., a user). Then, using a microprocessor as the key component of the design, teams will employ human-centered design practices to engineer a solution. Teams must use at least one of the following microprocessors as the main component of their design: Arduino, Circuit Playground Express, and/or Micro:bit. 

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