2021 NEDC Winner: Skyline High School, Granite School District
Mobile Water Purity Tester (MWPT)
PROJECT GOAL: Our goal with this design was to provide an affordable alternative to expensive single-use water purity testers. Furthermore, a simple interface and usability is a requirement to allow for more users to be able to pick up the device and use it easily, without having to learn anything new.
In order to address water quality access issues, we created an Arduino-based water quality tester that measures pH, electrical conductivity, temperature, and turbidity. Because the prototype is small, portable, and inexpensive, our project can expand access to water quality testing. In this current iteration, the device is able to record data from the probes onto an SD card, present data through an interface, and connect to a companion app to show relative levels of safety.
- 3rd – Design Brief
- 3rd – Poster Symposium
- 1st – Product Pitch
- 1st – Technical Presentation and Interview
View the June 2019 MESA USA Product Pitch Presentations
2018-2019 National Competition Results
The MESA Utah High School Team from Skyline High School won first place at the national competition in June of 2019. MESA Utah’s Bennion Junior High team won 3rd place in the Prototype Pitch competition.
Arduino Based Solutions for Humans
- Arduino Based Solutions for Humans Living in Utah: MESA USA & MESA Utah Engineering Design Competition (Updated 01/09/19)
- MESA USA Competition Website
- Continuation of Project Addendum and Project Form (Updated 01/09/19)
- ALL Product Pitches at Philadelphia in June 2018. This is a six hour video. Middle school presentations were at the beginning. High school presentations start in the middle (June 2018).
- The MESA Utah High School Product Pitch starts at 5 hours and 50 minutes.
2017-2018 National Competition Results
The MESA Utah High School Team from Skyline High School won first place at the national competition in June of 2018. MESA Utah did not send a Middle School team to the national competition in 2018.