Highland High School MESA Competition Winners
Congratulations to Highland High and their winning MESA team. Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is nationally recognized for its innovative and effective academic development program. Advisors Bonnie Bourgeous and Chelsea Parrish lead the MESA club at Highland and have engaged their students in numerous activities where the Engineering Design Process is put into action. This year, Highland MESA students Ali Shelali, Heaven Stringer, Nina Babcock, and Madison Montgomery placed 2nd in the State MESA Prosthetic Arm Challenge at Lagoon Physics day on May 12.
The Prosthetic Arm Challenge involves the development of a low-cost prosthetic device with integrated computer science components to complete a set of predefined tasks. The team was responsible to research, design, build, test, and compete using their prosthetic device designed to mimic the movement of the wrist, hand, and fingers. Performance was judged on distance accuracy relay, object relocation, dexterity, and design efficiency.