MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement) Seeking Volunteers for MESA Day 2015

Is that time of the year again, Seattle MESA will be having MESA Day 2015 at North Seattle College (9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103) March 28th (Saturday).  Volunteers will check in at 8:00 am at The Green Room (on the Northeast section of the East wing of the College Center, 1st floor.).  The actual event will start at 9:30 am and end at 2:00 pm.   MESA students will be gathering to compete in our local engineering competition for 6th-12th grade.  Students have been working on specific engineering and app designing challenges throughout the year and now their hard work will be on display at this event. We are expecting over 200  middle and high school students and we need your help!

Before MESA Day:

Paper Reviewer- You can review and judge papers either in person at the Review Pizza Party (March 19th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Fisheries 158) and/or Remotely (We can email you the judging rubric and papers [March 16-20).  And provide explanations via phone.  All Reviews are due March 23rd.

*You can be a Reviewer even if you cannot come to MESA Day and/or you can also be a volunteer during the event.

Just Before MESA Day:

Setup- We will be setting up March 27th (Friday) 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm at North Seattle College, any help is wonderful!

Volunteer Captains- You would be in charge of a station and be the leader of a team of judges, runners, etc. (You can chose your station).  Training is required.

We will host two different training sessions, and we ask Volunteer Captains to attend only one.  Food will be provided at both training sessions. If you plan on being a Captain at MESA DAY, please put one of the two following training dates on your calendar:

*Tuesday, March 24, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in Fisheries 158 (UW Campus)

*Friday, March 27, from 6:00 am-8:00 am in The Green Room (on the Northeast section of the East wing of the College Center, 1st floor.) at North Seattle College (9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103).

During MESA Day:

*All Volunteers will check in at 8:00 am

Various roles including- judge, runner, facilitate an activity, helping with cleaning/set up, record event, registration, etc.

Please note that even if you cannot come to the Volunteer Captain training, we still need general volunteers.

The deadline for all registration is Friday, February 6th, 2015.   To be eligible for volunteering at MESA Day, each volunteer will have to fill out the Volunteer Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13vY8l0HyAYhsqu8VrQ2yelKx-CRLmyAdGGj5p1_wZQA/viewform?usp=send_form . Thank you for your time and consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Flores at (206) 221-6195 or mgfp@uw.edu

MESA Day is an annual engineering, math and science competition that provides an opportunity for each student to design and build projects, win medals, learn by doing, visit a college campus, and interact with each other.  In addition, students get to interact diverse college students, professors and industry professionals.  In addition to being a competition, MESA Day is a celebration of students’ talent, hard work and interest in science, technology, engineering and math.  MESA Day is also a qualifying competition for the  Washington MESA Engineering Design Competition held in April.  The top middle and high school teams from each region MESA Day will continue on competing against their fellow Washington MESA students.

Thank you in Advance,

Martha Flores Pérez

Senior Coordinator of Seattle MESA

College of the Environment

University of Washington

Box 355020

Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-221-6195

mgfp@uw.edu

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