USU Physics Day

[Page Updated: 5/14/2022]

Every year hundreds of MESA Utah students participate in the USU Physics Day at Lagoon.  To participate in the MESA Utah competitions that day, students should join their local  school’s MESA club or (if none exists) form a new MESA club.  Physics day is held on a Friday in mid May.

Good Afternoon MESA Advisors & Students:

We are looking forward to seeing you at Physics Day at Lagoon on May 13, 2022.  Click the link to see the Schedule of events.

Information about the two MESA Competitions can be found here:

Event Registration (Due May 1):

Event Rules:

Note: Students are allowed to alter their cars after the speed/distance race and before the power ramp trial. Student teams may also choose to use two separate cars.

Event Venue:

  • Mouse Trap Car:  Black Hills Pavilion
  • Winner Announcements: Davis Pavilion

Event times:

  • 10:00 – All schools with names starting with letters A-D (Bonneville, Cottonwood, etc.)
  • 10:30 – All schools with names starting with letters E-L (Granger, Highland, etc.)
  • 11:00 – All schools with names starting with letters M-R (North Layton, Matheson, etc.)
  • 11:30 – All schools with names starting with letters S-Z (Stansbury, Taylorsville, etc.)

Thank you for your support of MESA programs and events!


Rebecca Ibarra
MESA Public Education Committee Member

Event Winner Announcement: 

High School Winners AND Middle School Winners 2022

Congratulations to the students in the schools listed above!