Feb 4, 2013 –
Once again New Mexico MESA will be hosting over 1800 students and teachers from all MESA schools from across the state for the 25th Annual MESA Day on February 5 from 7 am-4 pm, at the Albuquerque Convention Center-West Complex.
The 2013 MESA Day will revolve around the Centennial theme and be relevant to “Celebrating New Mexico”
The prepared project event will include a road trip around the state (a course map) with a miniature vehicle designed by student teams. Teams will make an oral presentation based on their team’s prepared vehicle and research on a chosen location (a National Park or Monument from given list). They will incorporate into their presentation their use of the Scientific Method and their use of the Engineering Process.
Students have been given study resources and websites. They will rotate between 3 stations that will center on the topics of New Mexico National Parks and Monuments, New Mexico Native Species, and Math Questions that will be based on Standards and Benchmarks with a New Mexico twist.
The competition, which has 150 volunteers, is designed to encourage the concept of problem solving through teamwork but also salutes NM MESA students for their commitment to academic excellence and reinforces the NM MESA mission of preparing students for college majors and careers in math, engineering and science. This is a great opportunity to support our future professionals of New Mexico and in many cases their families, friends and communities.
NM MESA’s mission is to “Empower and motivate New Mexico’s culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment.”
NM MESA is a year-round, multi-year, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiative that works with school districts and higher education institutions to improve NM student STEM performance; increase NM college STEM enrollment; provide hands-on STEM competitions.