New Mexico MESA

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Wednesday, March 25th 2020 MD 3.25.2020 prep page

NM MESA Day 2020: Energy

COMPETITION THEME: ENERGY as a Grand Challenge ~ Sustainable Living

OVERVIEW:  All NM MESA schools are invited to participate in our MESA Day.

STATE WEBSITE: MESA Day 2020 webpage (to be posted)

MESA Day Track-Teams will compete in four events:

  • Prepared Design
  • On-Site Science – Energy Science Escape
  • On-site Math – Watts Up? Calculating Energy Efficiency
  • On-Site Engineering
  • MESA USA Track-Team will compete in National Engineering Design Competition Qualifier as follows:
    1. Technical Interview
    2. Academic Poster
    3. Project Report
    4. Prototype Pitch

ATTENDANCE & QUALIFICATION:  Please use the table below to determine the number of teams your school can bring.

MESA Day Track
20 – 39 profiles
Max number of teams = 1
40+ profiles
Max number of teams = 2
79+ profiles
Max number of teams = 3
20+ profiles
Max number of teams = 3


  • MESA USA track interest form: due to Anita Gonzales by date tbd
  • MESA USA track early phase project form: date tbd
  • MESA Day team final registration & MESA USA event materials deadline: February 28, 2020
  • MESA Day state competition: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Please click the following resources to help our MESA educators, students, families and campuses learn more about ENERGY in New Mexico and beyond!

  1. Exploring Energy: What is Energy? – Teach Engineering, STEM curriculum for k-12
  2. Renewable Energy Living Lab: Energy Priorities – Teach Engineering, STEM curriculum for k-12
  3. Renewable Energy Design: Wind Turbines – Teach Engineering, STEM curriculum for k-12
  4. Energy Activities x 4 – Science-U@home
  5. Energy – exploratorium
  6. Energy – PBS LearningMedia
  7. NM EMNRD 2016 Clean Energy Map & NM Energy Policy and Implementation Plan
  8. WindWise Education (Energy) – KidWind Project
  9. Aerodynamics of Wind Turbine Blades – The NEED Project (2015)

NSTA = National Science Teachers Foundation
** The NM MESA, Inc., Annual Statewide Math and Science “MESA DAY” is designed to encourage the concept of problem solving through teamwork.  It salutes NM MESA students for their commitment to academic excellence and reinforces the NM MESA mission of preparing students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups for college majors and careers in math, engineering and science. In keeping with our mission, advisors are encouraged to assemble teams that are representative of the ethnic and gender diversity of their school and MESA enrollment.


NM MESA Partners