MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition

Arduino Based Solutions for Humans

The MESA National Engineering Design Competition will bring together the top middle and high school MESA teams from around the nation to showcase projects that used a Human-Centered Design Approach to develop an Arduino based solution to meet the needs of their human client.

June 19 - 21, 2019
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Competition Overview:

The National Engineering Design Competition, Arduino Based Solutions for Humans, asks students to implement the Human-Centered Design approach to find a client in your community who has a need, engineer a solution for this need using Arduino as the key component, and present their solution and recommendation(s) for next steps at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition. 

 

      2018-2019 Competition Documents:

       

      Registration of student teams will be handled by each MESA state office. If you have questions about travel and accommodations for the National Competition please contact your MESA state office. 

      Family members and other guests wishing to attend the National Engineering Design Competition should complete the form below and submit to Arizona MESA via fax at (520) 626.2307 or via email at azmesa@email.arizona.edu by Monday, June 3, 2019. 

       

      MESA teachers or staff interested in attending the first annual MESA National Convening on Friday, June 21, 2019 should complete the form below and submit to Arizona MESA via fax at (520) 626.2307 or via email at azmesa@email.arizona.edu by Monday, June 3, 2019.

      Please contact us at 520.626.2300 or the email above with any questions.

      Make money orders, checks or purchase orders payable to: UA Foundation - Early Academic Outreach
      Send Payments to:
           Office of Early Academic Outreach
           Attn: Arizona MESA
           PO Box 210158
           The University of Arizona
           Tucson, AZ 85721-0158

      The following documents should be used to train volunteer judges. Theses documents have been designed to provide judges a standard from which to work from when assigning scores. If you have any questions feel free to contact the NEDC Rules Committee Chair, Manny Leon, at leon@arizona.edu

      If you have questions about the Specifications prior to your local events please reach out to your state representative below. Questions about specifications for the National Event should be directed to the NEDC Rules Committee Chair, Manny Leon, at leon@arizona.edu

      Arizona - Manny Leon, leon@arizona.edu

      California - Carlos Gonzalez, carlosg@engr.ucr.edu

      Maryland - Jason Cartwright, jason.cartwright@jhuapl.edu

      Nevada - Rebecca Fisher, mesa@unr.edu

      New Mexico - Anita Gonzales, anita@nmmesa.org

      Oregon - Tamara Depue, depue@pdx.edu

      Pennsylvania - Victoria Carberry, victoria.carberry@temple.edu

      Utah - Dr. Paul Ross, buffyross@msn.com

      Washington - Debbie Blas, debbie.blas@wsu.edu