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MESA USA National Competition

June 19, 2018 - June 22, 2018

Download the schedule (pdf) for the National Competition held June 19 – 22, 2018.

Over 50,000 middle and high school students will compete across the country for an opportunity to represent their states at this highly regarded competition. Each top middle and high school team will showcase their designs to create a low-cost prosthetic device for a young person. Using their science, technology, engineering and math skills, each team will undergo a strenuous competition including a performance test of their design, technical oral presentations, poster board, and submit a technical paper. Temple University will host the Pennsylvania MESA Competition on May 19, 2018. The national competition will be hosted by Pennsylvania MESA and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA on June 19-22, 2018. For more information, visit: http://www.mesausa.org/nedc-overview.html

2018 MESA National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC)             

Tuesday, June 19th

Time Activity Location
3:00 PM- 8:00 PM Shuttle Buses rotate to PHL airport pick up time: 4pm-7pm Airport/ J&H
3:00 PM -9:00 PM J&H Check-Ins J &H
6:00PM- 8:30PM “Welcome to Philly” Kickoff J&H Lower Level



Wednesday, June 20th

Time Activity Location
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Poster- Setup SERC 108B
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Poster Judging SERC 108B
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Opening Breakfast SERC Lobby
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Technical Interview (Teams and judges only) SERC 110A: Middle School

SERC 110B: High School

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Poster Symposium (Open to Public) SERC 108B
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Temple Scavenger Hunt Temple Campus
12:00 PM -1:00 PM LUNCH SERC Lobby
12:00 PM- 7:00 PM MESA USA State Directors Meeting (Private) ENGR 301
1:00 PM -3:00 PM Technical Interview (Teams and Judges only) SERC 110A: Middle School

SERC 110B: High School

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Poster Symposium (Open to Public) SERC 108B
4:00 PM Bus depart to the Philadelphia Art Museum and Chinese Lantern Festival Outside J & H
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Poster Judging SERC 108B




Thursday, June 21st

Time Activity Location
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast SERC Lobby
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Judges begin totaling scores and people will move to the project pitch event Judges Scoring ENGR 305

Project Pitch 110 A&B

10:00 AM -12:00 PM Project Pitch (Open to Public) 110 A&B/ Middle School
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch SERC Lobby
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Project Pitch (Open to Public) 110 A&B/ High School
3:00 PM Judges/ NEDC Totaling Scores ENGR 305
4:00 PM Bus depart to the Summer Festival Outside J & H



Friday, June 22nd

Time Activity Location
7:30 AM – 8:00AM Students and Guests Arrive SERC Lobby
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Awards Breakfast SERC Lobby
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM NEDC Committee Meeting (Private) Dean’s Conference Room



June 19, 2018
June 22, 2018
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