On Saturday, March 25, about 30 Showalter students took the annual MESA Day engineering-competition by force! The students worked incredibly hard to prepare a technical paper, display board, oral presentation, and either a computer simulation or a prosthetic arm. Their effort paid off: Showalter groups claimed the first, second, and third-place spots in the Simulation Category! The first-place winners, The Decoders, will compete at the state level in May.

MESA Day is held every year at North Seattle College. Seattle (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) provides middle and high school students innovative, hands-on opportunities in mathematics, basic and applied science, and engineering in both formal and informal settings. The group’s mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to the real world, provide valuable hands-on experience, and show a range of STEM career paths through college and beyond.

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