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San Diego State University

  • Students individually take a math exam to test their math skills and is based on their current or high math course.

    #1- General Math/Pre-Algebra
    #2- Algebra I
    #3- Geometry 
  • All students participating in MESA Day must take a math exam. They choose to take either the individual exam:


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  • OR they can take the team version, here on the right. 

    ALL students must take one of these. NO EXCEPTION

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  • Students work in teams of 3 to solve a set of challenging, non-routine complex mathematical problems.  

    #1- General Math & Pre-Algebra
    #2- Algebra I and Geometry
    **All team members must qualify for one of the math courses in each category. 

National Engineering Design Challenge:
Prosthetic Arm


This competition is the ONLY MESA Day project in which all MESA states compete in. The challenge is to build a low-cost prosthetic device that attaches below the elbow and can accomplish two tasks successfully:

- Distance Accuracy: achieved by tossing bean bags into a target zone in the fastest time
- Object Relocation: fastest time achieved by placing all objects into and removing them from a specified container
Teams will also write a technical paper and prepare and academic poster presentation.
SDSU Addendum for Preliminary MESA Day 2015 

State Competition: May 16, 2015 @ University of Pacific
National Competition: June 17-20, 2015 @ Weber State University in Utah