Update: May 22, 2017

Showalter’s MESA Team took first place in the technical-paper and display categories and first place overall for their Scratch simulation (called “Decoding the Solar System”) at the MESA State competition at Microsoft on May 20.

Please congratulate The Decoders: Argha Badhon, Ryan Mathew, Raiveer Singh, and Manvir Singh. Their enthusiasm, hours and hours of before/after-school work, and excellence were all supported by teacher Erica Cieslikowski.

Original post: March 27, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, about 30 Showalter students took the annual MESA Day engineering-competition by force! The students worked incredibly hard to prepare a technical paper, display board, oral presentation, and either a computer simulation or a prosthetic arm. Their effort paid off: Showalter groups claimed the first, second, and third-place spots in the Simulation Category! The first-place winners, The Decoders, will compete at the state level in May.

MESA Day is held every year at North Seattle College. Seattle (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) provides middle and high school students innovative, hands-on opportunities in mathematics, basic and applied science, and engineering in both formal and informal settings. The group’s mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to the real world, provide valuable hands-on experience, and show a range of STEM career paths through college and beyond.

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