Metro Tech's MESA Club Competes in the MESA Day Arizona Competition Held at ASU

Posted by Community Relations on 4/21/2016

The Metro Tech MESA Club (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) competed in the MESA Day Arizona Competition held at ASU, April 23. They entered 4 events; Prosthetic Arm, Duct Tape Challenge, Hydropower, and On-site Challenge. Their prosthetic arm took 6th in the State. This project required building a prosthetic arm and programming it with an Arduino board. The project required the prosthesis to perform three tasks; Distance-accuracy task, Object relocation task, and Dexterity task. Along with the arm’s performance task you were required to document the engineering process by keeping and submitting an engineering notebook, submit a 5-15 page technical paper, and create a poster presentation. One highlight of our project was the way they attached the device to their arm. Our students designed a holder using design software and printed that part with a 3-D printer. 

Metro’s MESA Club competitors were Suny Mendez, Odalys Oscobar, Lavina King, Luis Pena, Jonathan Hernandez, Arely Contla, Alexis Pamphile, and Gustavo Rendon. Math teacher and club advisor is Michael Carlson.