Cox Communications and Universal Technical Institute awarded the Peoria High M.E.S.A (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) Program with the Technology in Education Award. The MESA program encourages under-represented minority involvement in STEM studies.
The program prepares students for college and careers in the areas of Math, Engineering and Science. According to M.E.S.A Instructor David Hill, the focus is on problem solving. They develop projects for students to practice their problem solving skills.
Peoria High School Senior Henry Esteban talks about his project that converts kinetic energy from wind into electrical energy using voltage meters. He likes using modern technology to solve problems and hopes to go to college and major in architecture.
Instructor David Hill likes showing students that there is not always a right answer to every problem. The students are involved in experimentation with preparation, testing and retesting solutions to solve a specific problem. This makes it similar to what they will experience in their post-high school careers.
Cox and Universal Technical Institute congratulates the Peoria High MESA Program on their award and for preparing students for careers in STEM studies.