«return to news listChaparral MS wins National Engineering Design Competition

Chapparal Middle School

06/28/2019 – 

Students from Chaparral Middle School and nex+Gen Academy traveled to Tucson, Arizona with their MESA advisors last week for the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC). MESA programs from around the United States competed at and stayed on the University of Arizona campus (Go Wildcats!). Ancillary adventures included a trip to Biosphere 2, Top Golf, Saguaro National Park East and Kartchner Caverns State Park.

Chaparral Middle School took first place overall and nex+Gen Academy placed forth overall in the high school division. Competition was tough; details are listed below.

Chaparral Middle School – 1st place overall

  • 1st place Technical Interview
  • 1st place Poster & Symposium
  • 2nd place Project Report
  • 1st place Prototype Pitch

nex+Gen Academy – 4th place overall

  • 2nd place Prototype Pitch

See additional information about the competition.