Specifications & Resources

2022 MESA Design Challenges

Required for all MESA Day project competitions
(except: National Engineering Design Competition and Hack Attack)

The purpose of the Video Journal is for students to follow the practices of an engineer more closely in the completion of their MESA Day projects. The Video Journal will encourage students to take a purposeful and sustained approach to building their devices. MESA projects are not designed to be completed in a single class period or day, but to be the result of thoughtful research, planning, analysis and evaluation. The journal should provide a visual record of the thought and insight that a team is putting into their project, from initial ideas to the final completed project. The engineering design notebook should be a key source of information for your video. 

21-22 Video Journal.pdf

21-22 Video Journal.pdf

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The theme for the 2021-22 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition is: Designing for Equity in Your Community.
For this project, student teams will identify an individual or group who experiences some type of inequity (i.e., a user). Teams will employ human-centered design practices to engineer a solution. Teams must use a coding component as the main component of their design. Teams must use a community centered issue for their project.

Specifications

AZ NEDC 2021-22.pdf

AZ NEDC 2021-22.pdf

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Students will design a skyscraper while considering sustainable engineering, existing techniques civil engineers use for sustainable development, and how they can improve a project overall. Teams should use Goal 11 of the UN Sustainability Goals as a resource while creating their design.

21-22 Sustainable Skyscraper Specifications.pdf

21-22 Sustainable Skyscraper Specifications.pdf

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Students will participate in teams to hack other computers while protecting their own computer from hackers. Teams will use the MESA Hack Attack website for competition. 
Teams will need to solve Computer Science (CS) puzzles to earn points to hack other computers

21-22 Hack Attack Specifications.pdf

21-22 Hack Attack Specifications.pdf

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Use the Engineering Design Process to develop and construct a scale model of a shelter that can be quickly erected after a disaster.
Teams will erect their shelter model, present their design using a poster as a visual aid, and answer judges questions

21-22 Disaster Relief Specifications.pdf

21-22 Disaster Relief Specifications.pdf

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Students will use the Human Centered Design model to design a mobile phone app (Android or iOS) to solve a problem in their community.

21-22 App Creation Specs.pdf

21-22 App Creation Specs.pdf

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Students will design a device to launch regulation Corn Hole bean bags at a regulation Corn Hole board to score 21 points in the fewest number of throw

21-22 Cornhole Catapult Specifications.pdf

21-22 Cornhole Catapult Specifications.pdf

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Teams will demonstrate teamwork and creative problem solving skills by working collaboratively to design, construct and test a given objective/device within a specific period of time.

21-22 On Site Engineering Design Specifications.pdf

21-22 On Site Engineering Design Specifications.pdf

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  • Type of Teamwork - A nice video to have students reflect on effective and ineffective teamwork.