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1 IMORTANT! This is ONLY intended to give an overview and introduction this year’s MESA Day. Students and Advisors are responsible for reviewing full details in the MESA Day Handbook.

2 26 TH ANNUAL MESA DAY “SUSTAINING OUR FUTURE” ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER FEBRUARY 24 TH, :30AM-4:30PM

3 SUSTAINING OUR FUTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL: – PREPARED DESIGN – ONSITE CHALLENGE HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS: – PREPARED DESIGN – ONSITE CHALLENGE – ACADEMIC DISPLAY SPECIAL NOTE: – MESA USA qualifying round will run simultaneously at MESA Day; students will not be able to compete in both competitions

4 BASIC INFO & GUIDELINES AT EVENT ADVISORS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN COMPETITION AREAS ADJUSTMENTS TO DEVICES MUST BE DONE BY STUDENTS COMPLAINTS/APPEALS MUST BE ADDRESSED BY STUDENTS TO EVENT COORDINATOR DURING EVENT ADULTS MAY ENTER COMPETITION AREA TO TAKE PHOTOS AT THE COORDINATOR’S DISCRETION TEAMS MAY BRING BILINGUAL INTERPRETORS WITH APPROVAL; MESA CANNOT GUARANTEE BILINGUAL JUDGES

5 TEAMS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR: NOT HAVING MESA PAPERWORK COMPLETE (A1/A2) NOT FOLLOWING EVENT GUIDELINES (EVEN IF TEAM HAS ALREADY COMPLETED EVENT) USE OF CELL PHONES IN EVENTS OR CEREMONIES INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

6 RESOURCES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS VISIT NMMESA.ORG FOR ONGOING COMPETITION RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES REVIEW FAQ DOCUMENT REGULARLY FOR CLARIFICATIONS & ADDENDUMS TO; THIS IS AN OFFICIAL COMPETITION DOCUMENT!

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8 ITS MORE THAN JUST A COMPETITION; GET INVOLVED! SCHOOL BANNER (1 PER SCHOOL) – MAX 3 FT WIDE/4 FEET LONG – BRING STRING OR TIES TO HANG – NO UNSPORTSMAN IMAGES/SLOGANS – NO GLITTER/CONFETTI, BALLOONS OR UNSECURED ITEMS – HANDMADE OR MACHINE PRODUCED

9 PICTURE SLIDESHOW SUBMIT PHOTOS THAT SHOWCASE YOUR MESA PROGRAM & OUR “SUSTAINING OUR FUTURE” THEME FOR THE MESA DAY SLIDE SHOW! UP TO 5 PHOTOS PER SCHOOL INCLUDE CAPTIONS ABOUT PHOTO TO BY JAN 24,

10 SCHOOL VIDEOS SHOWCASE YOUR MESA PROGRAM IN A VIDEO TO BE PLAYED AT MESA DAY! 1 VIDEO PER SCHOOL 3 MINUTES MAX PLAYABLE ON GENERAL SOFTWARE SUBMIT BY JAN. 24, 2014 TO MAILING ADDRESS LISTED IN HANDBOOK

11 LEADERSHIP COUNCIL 25 STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE STATE ASSIST WITH OPENING/CLOSING CEREMONIES, SPEAKING ROLES & MORE RECEIVE LEADERSHIP CREDIT & RECOGNITION MAY NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN PHONE CONFERENCE OR WEBINIAR FOR ORIENTATION APPLY BY JAN 24 TH 2014

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13 Onsite Challenge: Rainwater Harvesting “Water harvesting is the method of designing structures & landscaping to capture & divert precipitation to meet water needs. Water harvesters incorporate structures & contours in the land to take advantage of gravity & direct water where needed”

14 YOUR TEAM’S CHALLENGE Complete short answer & math questions pertaining to rainwater harvesting & irrigation Demonstrate knowledge with a hands-on project that may involve: scaled drawing, physical model, or other construction Complete all tasks within 1 hr. No outside resources or materials

15 GET READY! TEAMS SHOULD STUDY Water Harvesting Terms & Concepts (pg 8 of handbook) Water Harvesting Calculations & Formulas (page 8 of handbook) *All study concepts can be found in “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands: Volume 1-Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Landscape by Brad Lancaster”. 2 nd Edition *provided at PDC to Advisors

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17 (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY) ACADEMIC DISPLAY: SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT “Responsible water management in New Mexico is critical to sustaining our future. There are 4 major demands on our water: Agricultural, Municipal/Industrial, Environmental & Recreational

18 Get Ready! Research a major water management issue in YOUR AREA of the state Present the economic, social & scientific impact of that water usage in an academic display Form & state your opinion on the issue Use APA-style to cite resources

19 ACADEMIC DISPLAY PARAMETERS & BASIC INFO 6FT TABLE PROVIDED NO ELECTRICAL OUTLETS FREE-STANDING PRESENTATION MAX POSTER SIZE=36”x48” ALL TEAM IDENTIFYING INFO ON BACK OF POSTER LABLE POSTER WITH ALL REQUIRED HEADINGS

20 Required Elements TITLE (summarizing topic/includes location) INTRODUCTION (Describes local water issue, geographic area affected, stakeholders involved) DESCRIPTION (Discuss issue in greater detail) CONCLUSION (Restate topic, why it is important, your opinion, call-to-action if applicable) IMAGES/GRAPHICS (3 or more, label, caption, & cite source) REFERENCES – MINIMUM OF 4 DIFFERENT RESOURCES – MUST BE APA-STYLE SEE FULL DETAILS INCLUDING SCORING RUBRIC IN HANBOOK!

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22 Prepared Design Challenge: Food Distribution System “In New Mexico, adequate healthy food is an immediate concern. The New Mexico Association of Food Banks provides emergency food for an estimated 240,000 different people annually. NM ranks 49 th in children’s food insecurity…” (see full intro in MESA Day Handbook)

23 Your Team’s Challenge: Design a food distribution system to transfer goods efficiently from a centralized farmers market to areas throughout the state. Deliver “food” (weights) to cities using a hub and spoke delivery format

24 Food Distribution Device/System Parameters Can be any type of device/system including but not limited to: crane, vehicle, Rube Goldberg device)!

25 Device/System Continued… No height or mass limit *NOTE: weight impacts score! Must be transportable; no arrangements will be made for abnormally large/delicate systems No electrical, chemical, or thermal energy Unique creation (parts from a kit are allowable) No messy or liquid materials Operate device safely; eyewear may be required

26 Trigger Requirements System must use a single trigger(Aerofast C3-20R trigger release pin) that has a ready- to-launch position that can be activated by a single student Trigger must be able to be pulled away from device & can only be used as a trigger A string can be attached to the ring of the release pin System may have multiple power sources but only one trigger

27 Other Constraints Food (weight) can only be transferred through the system itself (no launching of items) Food (weight) may not be secured to device with tape, glue, adhesive, or damaging material Device/system cannot be secured to the course Ramps & permanent structure can be recalibrated or adjusted but NOT moved to another location

28 TESTING AREA 8X 8 foot vinyl map of New Mexico taped to the ground No shoes on map! Kneeling/crawling is OK Handbook lists cities requiring food delivery Food/weight (cubes) measure: 1 gram (1cm3) Food cubes can be stacked up to 10 cubes High schools deliver 1500g cubes/Middle School= 1000g

29 TESTING AREA CONTINUED.. Each city has clear tub for holding successfully delivered food Team will have an extra tub for use as needed (sorting, loading, etc) Teams can bring own containers but it will be considered part of their system and weighed with all materials Each course with have a postage scale for weighing food

30 Inspection NO impound: devices remain with team until called; if not ready when called; team is disqualified When called: device & repair parts are weighed in crate on postage scale Repair parts must be in clear ziploc bag Device can stick out of crate or lie on top but cannot be held or assisted when weighed Judges will verifies energy source & trigger use

31 Trial Set Up: 2 Minutes Includes setup, practice, modifications, & readying weights in vertical area of Albuq. marker Team indicates to judge when ready Judge inspects device requirements (modifications allowed if within the 2 minute setup time) 1 team member is “starter” & remains at Albuq. 1 team member is “retriever” & at desired destination (multiple retrievers at other locations are allowed) Members can change roles as needed

32 Performance Trial: 4 Minutes Starter gets permission from judge to start Time starts when trigger is pulled & runs until 4 minutes elapses or required food is delivered & team calls stop Using the system; send food/weights to 1 st desired destination Unload food/weights when judge determines delivery is successful. Return to Albuquerque marker & continue delivering food/weights until all required food/weight has successfully reach all required destinations Only touch system to restart/adjust if delivery is determined to be successful or unsuccessful Stop when judge calls time or when all food is delivered and team calls stop

33 A Successful Trip/Delivery: Successful Delivery: food load starts at a complete rest at Albuquerque, device is started using the single trigger, load arrives at or passes through a location marker The food/weight or system does not have to stop on the intended target marker by itself Only part of the food/weight must touch the marker for the entire load to be successful Teams can revisit locations to deliver additional food loads

34 Returning parts of the system back to Albuquerque Parts of the device/system can stay on the course after a successful trip; if parts need to be returned to Albuq. for additional trips they must be returned using the delivery system including the trigger mechanism. If team must physically deliver parts back to Albuq. (unable to deliver parts using the device itselft) the delivery will be considered UNsuccessful & food/weight will not be counted)

35 UNSUCCESSFUL TRIPS Any trip where the food does not meet its intended location If UNsuccessful: return food to Albuq. & redo trip

36 DROPPED PARTS OF DEVICE/SYSTEM If non-essential parts falls from system: teams can leave it on map OR If team needs to move, remove, or replace part to a system during trip it is an UNsuccessful trip DROPPED FOOD/WEIGHTS: The dropped weight is returned to Albuquerque & the dropped weight does not count for that trip

37 CONCLUSION OF TRIAL FOOD/WEIGHT IS MEASURED FOR PERFORMANCE SCORE IF A LOCATION DOES NOT HAVE ENTIRE REQUIRED LOAD, NO WEIGHT WILL BE COUNTED FOR THAT LCOATION & FULL TIME WILL BE ASSESSED STUDENTS CAN WEIGH LOAD DURING TRIAL TO VERIFY FINAL WEIGHT BUT TIME CONTINUES TO RUN

38 CONSTRUCTION & REPAIRS CALIBRATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, REPAIRS ARE ALLOWED BETWEEN TRIPS AS LONG AS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ARE MET REPAIRS/REPLACEMENT PARTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN ORIGINAL DESIGN OR IN REPAIR KIT INFRASTRUCTURE (RAMPS, ETC) CAN BE ADJUDSTED BUT NOT SWITCHED OR MOVED TIME RUNS DURING ALL REPAIRS

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40 LOGISTICS & MISC. INFO FOR ADVISORS PRE-REGISTER ONLINE BY 5PM JAN. 24 TH 2014 EARLY REGISTRATION FEB 23, CENTRAL AVE. SE, ALBUQ CHECK-IN: GROUND FLOOR-ALBUQ. CONVENTION CENTER 7:30AM-8:30 AM

41 TEAM ELIGIBLITY ALL SCHOOLS ARE INVITED 2-4 MEMBERS PER TEAM A1’S WITH RC/A2’S ENTERED IN MIMS DUE BY JAN. 24 AT 5PM FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS 20 – 30 profiles=3 31 – 50 profiles= profiles=7 71 – 90 profiles=9 91 – 110 profiles= – 130 profiles= profiles=15

42 LODGING SCHOOLS ARRANGE LODGING CHECK WITH RC FOR HOTEL DISCOUNTS ARRANGE EARLY (SCHOOLS WILL BE RESERVING FROM AROUND THE STATE!) TRANSPORTATION: PAID BY MESA; BUSPOOLING REQUIRED

43 LUNCH MEALS ARE NOT PROVIDED; CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE FOOD VENDORS NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED IN CENTER YOU MAY STORE FOOD (COOLERS, ETC) IN CENTER BUT IT MUST BE EATEN OFF CONVENTION CENTER GROUNDS

44 NAME BADGES BADGES REQUIRED FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS FIRST & LAST NAME SCHOOL, CITY TEAM #


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