About 200 area students will participate in three science and engineering competitions in March through the Spokane MESA (mathematics engineering science achievement) project.
In the competition, teams will put their prosthetic arm designs to the test. The prosthetic arm contests require teams to research, design, and build and test low-cost devices. For the competition, each team must submit a technical paper, oral presentation and academic display, as well as complete proscribed tasks with the arm they created.
Middle school teams will compete from 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Gonzaga University's Cataldo Hall. Ninth-graders will so the same at 9:00 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. at Eastern Washington University. Tenth graders will compete in the annual MESA Science Competition from 8:00 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at EWU.