Preliminary MESA Day

What is Preliminary MESA Day?

2015 Preliminary MESA Day Competitions were held at the UC Davis Pavilion on March 14, 2015. Over 400 high school and middle school students from the greater Sacramento area competed in the following STEM competitions in order to qualify to attend Regional MESA Day at Chico State on April 25, 2015.

  • Prosthetic Arm Challenge
  • Civil Structures
  • EggXpress Drop
  • Model Science Displays
  • Team Math Quest
  • Speak Up Oral Competition
  • Balsawood Airplanes and Gliders

Why do high school and middle students participate in MESA Day?

MESA Day provides students with an opportunity to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles to individual and team academic contest and, over time, to develop their mastery of these academic skills

  • MESA Day exposes students to other campuses, college faculty, technical equipment, laboratories, etc.
  • MESA Day encourages students to explore attending college in other locations or cities
  • MESA Day builds self-esteem and confidence in students
  • MESA Day encourages and motivates students to excel
  • MESA Day exposes students to leading-edge technology thus increasing their exposure to and awareness of math and science careers 

Join us next Spring as UC Davis hosts the 2016 Regional MESA Day Competitions April 30 2015, where over 700 K-12 students from MESA Centers at CSU East Bay, CSU Chico, San Jose State, and the University of the Pacific will all compete for Regional MESA Awards!