DO-IT Participates in MESA Day

Valerie Sundby, DO-IT staff

On March 22, 2005, the Tacoma/Puget Sound chapter of Washington MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) held their annual MESA Day at Pacific Lutheran University. Students and teachers from throughout the Puget Sound region competed in a variety of math, science, and engineering activities and events. Some events, such as the bridge building competition, were a culmination of the work that MESA students completed throughout the year. Others, such as the egg drop, were competitions that the students completed on the spot to test their ability to apply the engineering principles they had studied. The events were judged by professionals that included university faculty and staff, engineers, and computer programmers. Awards were handed out to the winning student teams in each activity. For more information about MESA, visit