Howard County Public Schools hosts STEM Competitions

ELLICOTT CITY, Md - The Maryland Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESA) of the Howard County Public School System will host the Regional MESA Day Competitions on April 12, 2013.

These Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competitions will be held at Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, Maryland from 8:30am to 1:15pm.   Competitions scheduled earlier were postponed because of weather related school closings.

Students will be allowed to thematically express themselves vocally as well as through physical and electronic projects.  The public is invited to observe students engaged in activities such as Cyber security that involves writing programming codes and debugging their projects.

An exciting new competition has been introduced where middle and high school students must design a robotic arm and  hand that mimics activities similar to those that the human arm and hand would be engaged.

Winners of this competition will be eligible to compete at the state level and if successful they will advance to the national competitions that will be held in Oregon in June 2013.


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