Students will design and construct a model balsawood bridge from their own plans that will carry a maximum load while using as little wood as possible, stressing neatness, craftsmanship, and creativity.
The MESA Machine: Ball Launch
Students will design and construct a device that utilizes four to eight different sequential and dependent actions from four different energy/simply machine categories that will ultimately launch a vinyl kick ball to land the closest distance to a target in the greatest amount of time.
MESA think tank
Have you ever wanted to pitch a MESA Competition to MESA staff/judges. Here is your chance! We are looking for a team that has an innovative STEM Competition that can be piloted in the next MESA Day Competition.
Design and build a lightweight and durable concrete disc meant to fly in the air.
Students must develop and test various prototypes to determine the most efficient design to achieve flight and stay within project specifications.
Students will achieve functionality and efficiency by considering structural design and aerodynamic principles.
Students will design, construct, and operate a simulated prosthetic arm that can grab, stack, and release
Robo Ride (HS)
Students will design, build and program an autonomous vehicle that will travel a predetermined path to pick up an object and return to the starting area the fastest. Vehicles may encounter various “obstacles” as they travel
Sumo is a test of engineering design, as well as programming and strategy. Two autonomous robots try to push each other out of a circular ring.
Stick Together Students will use math and science to implement engineering concepts in the design and construction of a model bridge from your own plans that will carry a maximum load while using as few craftsticks as possible; stressing neatness, craftsmanship, and creativity.
wright stuff & Wright Turn glider
Wright Stuff Glider Competition Students will design and construct a glider that, when launched by the officially supplied launcher, flies through the air and lands on an "X" 5 meters (16.4 feet) from the launch area.
National Engineering Design Challenge
National Engineering Design Challenge - Arduino STEM Solutions Students will implement the Human-Centered Design approach to find a client in their community who has a need. The students will design a solution for this need using an Arduino.