Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science recently earned 22 awards at the California State University Long Beach Preliminary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Day competition.
CSULB’s MESA Day is a festival of learning, discovery, competitions, activities and fun events that encourage camaraderie and spark interest in careers related to the fields of math, science and engineering.
During the competition, middle and high school students build hands-on projects and compete for a chance to advance to regional, state and national contests. The contests follow MESA-developed curricula that reinforce California math and science standards.
“The day begins with required math examinations, followed by participation in MESA projects such as EggExpress, mousetrap cars and the Windmill Energy Challenge,” states the CSULB MESA program website. “At the end of the competition, students are awarded with medals and/or ribbons for innovative design, accuracy, efficiency, report-writing skills, and more.”
In total, Sato students collected 11 awards in first place, seven awards in second place and four awards in third place throughout the five event categories.
Learn more about CSULB's MESA Day.