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WSU Vancouver to host MESA Day

VANCOUVER, Wash. — WSU Vancouver will be hosting Southwest Washington’s Annual MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. The MESA mission is to bridge the gap in academic achievement with enriching educational opportunities for African-American, Native American, Latino and female students who are underrepresented in mathematics, engineering and science careers.

Southwest Washington MESA students from Jason Lee, Cascade, Pacific, Jemtegaard, Canyon Creek and McLoughin middle schools will have the opportunity to participate competitively in various design activities to showcase their math, engineering and science skills. The competitive design activities will include Math Olympiad, Foil Floaters, Catapault, Straw Towers, Naked Egg Drop and Multi-purpose Vehicle (mouse trap car).

In addition to student activities, parents will have the opportunity to participate in two seminars entitled, “How Students Learn” and “College Readiness.” These seminars will be available to parents at several times throughout the day.

Each student participant will receive a MESA t-shirt and lunch and have the opportunity to receive various door prizes. An awards ceremony will complete the day.

Please contact Armetta Burney or Mart Perkins at (360) 546-9676, or via e-mail at or for more information.

WSU Vancouver offers 14 bachelors and nine master’s degrees in more than 35 fields of study. The campus is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.

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