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MESA students win national engineering competition

After months of designing, creating, testing and contending, both the middle and high school California MESA teams were named national champs in an engineering competition.

The teams beat out 14,000 students in California at preliminary and regional competitions, as well as teams from other states to triumph at the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) National Engineering Design Competition championships at the University of Colorado June 28.

The student teams came out on top by designing the best wind energy device. The high school winners are from Garden Grove High School, which is served by the MESA center housed at the University of California Irvine.

The middle school winners are from Hudson Middle School, which is served by the MESA center housed at California State University Long Beach.

The wind energy competition is a part of MESA Days, a yearly showcase of students’ math and science know-how. Through MESA and MESA Day competitions, students can explore future careers in science, engineering and other technical fields.

MESA, which is administered by UC,  is an academic preparation program that serves more than 20,000 California pre-college, community college and university students who are educationally disadvantaged.MESA is an academic preparation program that serves more than 20,000 California pre-college, community college and university students who are educationally disadvantaged. MESA is administered by the University of California.


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