The vintageTEK museum participated in MESA Day (math, engineering, science achievement) on March 17, 2019 with a remote booth. Volunteers Phil Crosby, Tom Goodapple, and Pat Green staffed the event with three hands-on exhibits.
MESA Day is an annual engineering, math and science competition that provides an opportunity for each student to design and build projects, win medals, learn by doing, visit a college campus, and interact with each other. It is sponsored by Oregon MESA which is a pre-college academic program hosted by Portland State University that equips underrepresented students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), invention, and 21st-century skills.
The booth featured three exhibits: our demo board where contestants play table tennis against each other, Scope Art which creates dazzling displays using knobs and switches, and our Time Of Flight which measures the speed of a marble down a chute using 7633 storage oscilloscope.
The booth was visited by a number of students from middle school through high school and was held on the Portland State University campus.