MESA Day 2017

We are looking for volunteers!

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MESA Day 2017: Will be held at North Seattle College on March 25 (Saturday)

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Volunteers can participate in many ways, including: judge competitions, lead STEM demos & hands-on activities, and help out with logistics. There are also different days and time slots to volunteer.

There are a couple of options for volunteering on March 25, Saturday:

Shift #1: Entire Main Event 9a-2p

Shift #2: Morning Shift 8:30am-12:00pm

Shift #3: Afternoon Shift 11:30am- 3:00pm

Other: If you can and want to help during the whole day that is also an option.

Any time you can give is much appreciated.

We honor your time and energy and will provide food at all times during your volunteering.


Pre-Event Opportunities

March 9th, Thursday Volunteer Captain Training #1 at UW Fishery 6-8p

March 15th, Wednesday Technical Paper Review Pizza Party at UW Fishery 6-8p Day 1

March 16th, Thursday Technical Paper Review Pizza Party at UW Fishery 6-8p Day 2

March 24th, Friday Set up at North Seattle College 4-7p

March 24th, Friday Volunteer Captain Training at North Seattle College#2 6-8p



Competition Judge:  Groups of students will present to a group of judges about their Arduino Prosthetic Arm or Computer Simulation Projects.  Judges will score them based on a rubric, give constructive feedback to student groups, and help decide the winners.

Lead STEM demos/hands-on activities: In groups, volunteers will help in doing demonstrations or guide students through a hands-on activity (Instructions will be provided).

Logistics/Help: Assist in setting up/cleaning up, guiding groups of students, signing in volunteers and students, taking pictures and/or video, picking up score sheets, score-keeping, serving lunch and snacks, and anything else that is part of logistics.

Technical Paper Reviewer: A few days before the main competition, MESA Day, competitors turn in their essays, where they explain the process of how they engineered their projects.  Volunteers will use rubrics to score the essays and help in decide the winners.  *Pre-Event

Volunteer Captain: Is in charge of a station (that can be a judging team, a Lead STEM Demo/Activity team, Logistics Lead Team, or Technical Paper Lead) and commits to a training prior to MESA Day.

To sign up, click on link and fill out form:

Background information on MESA Day

MESA Day is a huge day for our students and teachers, it is a culmination of all the hard work they have put into the challenge(s) they have been working towards in their classes, during lunch, and after-school.  Not all students come to compete.  Many, come to partake in the Non-Prized STEM demos and hands-on activities that we offer.  In all, it is a whole day dedicated to enjoying STEM activities with their peers, teachers, and volunteers.