Specification Clarification Questions

MESA does its best to ensure our specifications are as clear as possible. However, there are times during the Engineering Design Process rules need to be clarified. In those instances student participants may submit Specification Clarification Questions. Specification Clarification questions must be emailed to azmesa@email.arizona.edu or submitted via our webform at MESA Day Question. Questions should be discussed with MESA teachers prior to submission. Submitted questions should include your name, your school, and the MESA teacher should be copied on the email.

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Question: What is the difference between the LEED certification and Building Features?

  • Response: Building features include aspects like location and amenities which are important decisions but not related to sustainability. See the rubric for more details about what features students should consider. LEED Certification specially addresses sustainability and is a standard that is used commonly.

Question: What are students able to prepare ahead of time to support their work during Hack Attack? Can they bring a notebook with notes and/or Cypher tools?

  • Response: Students are allowed a notebook that can provide notes, including a cypher tool. They are not allowed to use any cellphones or secondary electronic devices to assist them.

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