National Competition

MESA Utah sponsors an annual competition at Physics Day at Lagoon. Winning teams are eligible complete at the National Competition. These year’s competition theme is Arduino Clean Air Solutions.

Clean air is essential to human health and to all life on earth. We each breathe air into our lungs about 17,000 times daily. Our lungs collect oxygen from the air and transfer it to our red blood cells. Unfortunately, our lungs also transfer dangerous toxins from the air into our bodies. *Recently the American Lung Association ranked Salt Lake City as the 6th worst city in the nation for air quality.  Identify an air pollution problem that you will attempt to solve. You will design an Arduino-based solution to either (A) help people cope with the negative effects of air pollution, (B) help people clean polluted air, or (C) help people reduce their production of air pollution. Your device must be cost-efficient and you will need to be prepared to justify all expenses.

*Source: SL Tribune

STEM-Logo-Action-Center-With-Action-CenterTo participate in this competition, students should join their local school’s MESA club or (if none exists) form a new MESA club. Thank you to the Stem Action Center of Utah for financially supporting this competition through a STEM Grant.