«return to past eventsNM MESA Day 2019

For 2019, All of our events will address the topic of Food as a Grand Challenge.  NM MESA schools are invited to participate in our MESA Day as follows:

MESA Day Track-Teams will compete in 4 events:

  • On Site Science-Eatery Science Escape
  • On Site Math-Farmers Math: A Sum of the Real Dirty Work!
  • Prepared Design-Fly Over Operational Delivery System: FOODS
  • On Site Engineering-Bring Your Own Junk: Let’s Get Mobile!

MESA USA Track-Team will compete in Arduino Based Solutions for Humans-National Engineering Design Competition Qualifier as follows:

  • Technical Presentation &Interview
  • Academic Poster & Symposium
  • Project Report
  • Prototype Pitch


  • Lunch Concession Menu: HERE
  • To Purchase Vouchers ahead of time, contact Elizabeth McGinn at emcginn@albuquerquecc.com or 505-710-8088.
  • All Day Concession Menu: HERE
  • Final Driving/Parking Instructions

    • For Small Vehicles: If you are bringing a suburban/school vehicle an assigned parking permit will be emailed to you.
      • All parking is in the Albuquerque Convention Center Parking Garage on Martin Luther King Jr. & Broadway. Click HERE for Information.
      • There is paid parking also available here for spectators, guests, and additional vehicles.
    • For Busses:
      • All Buses are to drop off/pickup students in the Tijeras Loading Zone: Click HERE for Directions.
      • There is limited bus parking in the adjoining Marshaling Yard: Click HERE for Directions.  All Other busses will need to find another public place to stage as there is no other bus/downtown parking.
  • Final Team Assignments:
  • Final Event Map: Albuquerque Convention Center-East Building
  • Final Agenda: HERE (Updated 4/11/19)
  • 2019 MESA Day Handbook
  • 2018-2019 MESA USA Handbook
  • 2018-2019 MESA USA Resource Guide
  • 2018-2019 MESA Day FAQ Document-Updated 4/3/19
    • This document is intended to clarify any information pertaining to the upcoming MESA Day/Region Design events.  This document also acts as an addendum to the MESA Day Handbook and will be followed at each competition.


To successfully code with Arduino, you will need a laptop computer with Arduino downloaded onto it.

Important datesNew Mexico MESA Day State Competition Phases and Important Dates are as follows

  • MESA USA Track Interest Form: DUE November 19, 2018 to anita@nmmesa.org or Fax To: 877-464-6642
  • MESA USA Track Check #2: EXTENDED DEADLINE OF February 15
  • MESA Day Team Final Registration and MESA USA Event Materials Submittal Deadline: March 20, 2019 at 5PM.  Items DUE are as follows:
    • On Line Registration (Once Available)
    • RC Checklist
    • Team/School Information
    • Transportation Request
    • MESA USA Technical Paper Download
    • Team Picture(s)-Optional
    • MESA Day Leadership Council Nomination
  • MESA Day State Competition: April 17, 2019