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MESA competition tests seventh grade scientists

SPOKANE — Approximately 50 young scientists will put their minds and creations to the test during the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) seventh grade science competition. The Spokane MESA seventh grade classes from both Chase Middle School and Glover Middle School will be represented from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at […]

MESA students use the brain to understand science

PULLMAN – WSU President Elson S. Floyd will welcome more than 65 Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Spokane-area eighth graders who will play judge for a day as they award top honors to the best student submission during the seventh annual Kids Judge! Academic Fair 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. March 12 at Ensminger Pavilion in […]

Day promotes middle school education

VANCOUVER – Southwest Washington Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement will host its fourth annual MESA Day event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at Clark College. More than 140 middle school students from three school districts will have the opportunity to showcase design, problem solving, mathematical and communication skills on a competitive basis. Schools […]

Collaboration aims to increase learning

SPOKANE – Earlier this year Spokane’s largest public educational institutions joined forces in the form of a Riverpoint Math and Science Partnership, co-chaired by WSU faculty, to work toward improved student learning in math and science. With this mission in mind and a $226,000 grant from the Washington State Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality Program, […]

Go figure

Photo: In two of the study classes, students work in small groups. (Photo by WSU Photo Services).   Calculus is the New York of the academic curriculum. If you can make it there, so the feeling goes, you can make it anywhere. Trouble is, most students can’t. “All across the United States, precalculus is a […]

Parents learn value of math

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Middle school students and their parents can learn why math and science make great career choices during the MESA Middle School Conference this Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside. MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is an early outreach program operated through WSU Tri-Cities in Richland. Workshops for students […]

LASER science award goes to WSU professor

SEATTLE – John “Skip” Paznokas, director at the Science Math Engineering Education Center (SMEEC) at Washington State University is one of five in Washington state receiving the 2006/2007 Science Education Advocate award from Washington State LASER (Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform), with support from The Boeing Company. Paznokas also serves as […]

Partnership aims to improve math and science learning

In the first partnership of its kind, Spokane’s largest public educational institutions are joining forces to work toward improved student learning in math and science. The unique partnership among Washington State University Spokane, Spokane Public Schools, Eastern Washington University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Mead School District, Central Valley School District and Educational Service District 101 […]