Students from across Utah competed in the 2015 MESA State Competition this month.
The annual event, which is held in conjunction with USU Physics Day at Lagoon, had a total of eight high schools and three middle schools teams participate.
Following required guidelines, teams use math, physics, and engineering principles to design and build a prosthetic arm. The challenge involves an oral presentation, a poster, and a technical paper explaining the reasoning, math, engineering, and science involved.
Students also perform three tasks using their prosthetic arm:
- Object relocation
- Distance accuracy
The following two first place teams advanced to the national MESA competition, which will be hosted by Weber State University June 17-20.
Middle: Granite Park Jr. High, Granite School District
Isabel Hernandez, Tila Dulal, Aasutosh Acharya
High: Cottonwood High School, Granite School District
Aruna Dhungel, Dipika Dulal, Hawa Dahir, Asmita Dulal