MESA Regional and National Competition 

Comes to Philadelphia at Temple University in 2017

PA State Registration
March 17th - Deadline for registration for the Pennsylvania MESA middle and high school engineering/computer science competition at Temple University on May 20th.
There's plenty of time to prepare your school's team to participate, so let us know if you need resources or help.
Forms for this year are attached - need those school leader approvals folks!
Practices & Important Dates  
March 17th - Deadline for registration
March 18th - MESA coach's "build day" at Engineering
April 8th - MESA Saturday Academy participants travel to US Science & Engineering Festival in DC
April 15th - MESA coach's "build day" at Engineering
May 20th - Regional at Temple University 

MESA National Design Competition

The MESA National Design Competition details are presently being finalized. Please check back for updates as the become available.

Details: Coming Soon

Dates: 20 - 24 June 2017

Location: Temple University - College of Engineering

Eligibility: Teams from MESA states who have won at Regional Competition

2017 Computer Science and Game Development Classes

Resume - 28 January 2017

Accepting new and returning Students

The Pennsylvania MESA Computer Science Boot Camp is a twelve-week program at Temple University - College of Engineering that provides high school students with an insight into the exciting field of computer game development. Participants will be introduced to Java and Unity Programming skills through interactive, hands-on learning activities. Upon completion of program students will also have the opportunity to take the Oracle University Certification Exam - Java Foundations Certified Junior Associate

Dates Session II: 28 January - TBD Spring, 2017

Eligibility: Rising 8th grade through 12th grade.

Admission to the program is competitive. Students must have taken one year of algebra and have some interest in math, engineering, or IT sciences.

Applications: PA MESA 2016 Computer Science Application

Cost: $20/class, ($250/semester, $500/year - payments due on a semester basis)

Covers daily lunch, T-shirt, and Student Resources and Oracle Exam for qualified students

Registration Method: PA MESA 2016 Computer Science Registration

Deadline: 25 Janurary, 2016 (Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis) - Oracle Exam for qualified students

More Info: Contact Program Coordinator

Annual NYC Trip


The Annual NYC trip is in the final stages of planning. Details are being finalized and you will be contacted via email if you are eligible for this trip. 

We will visit:

Escape the Room NYC - Midtown
Interactive performance space hosting strategy-based games for groups, by reservation only.
Times Deli Inc - NYC 
Open late, this informal deli serves sandwiches, salads & hot meal options, plus breakfast items.
MoMath - NYC
The National Museum of Mathematics or MoMath is a museum dedicated to mathematics in Manhattan, New York City. 

Dates: TBD - Winter 2017

Location: Start and Return to Temple University - College of Engineering


Pennsylvania MESA Philadelphia Regional Competition Winners Compete at National Competition

Pennsylvania MESA is extremely excited to announce the Philadelphia Regional Competition Winning Teams. George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science took first place at the High School level and Ad Prima Charter School took first place at the Middle School level. These two teams represented Pennsylvania MESA in national competition in Ogden Utah. 

Dates Session: 22-25 June, 2016

More Info: Visit the Nationals Site 

Pennsylvania FTC Events

FIRST Tech Challenge is an amazing robotics program for middle and high school students. Experience the power, excitement and fun of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with hands-on, minds-on activities - all with robots!

FIRST Tech Challenge Events are occurring now!

Philadelphia FTC Information