2015 MESAS MAIL-IN CONTEST Sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Science & Center for Sci Ed USC

January 20, 2015

2015 MESAS MAIL-IN CONTEST Sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Science & Center for Sci Ed USC

Get Additional Copies of the 2015 MESAS Contest at http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/cse/MESAS

To: All of South Carolina: Teachers; District Leaders; Parents and Students.
(All Regions: Western Region I; Midlands Region II; Upstate Region III, Sandhills Reg. IV; Low Country Reg. V; Aiken Savannah River Region and, Sea Island Region VII)

Please find enclosed information about the mail-in contest for the Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science (MESAS) sponsored by The South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) and produced by faculty and staff at the University of South Carolina & members of SCAS.


I have attached two MESAS Contests for your students (one for grades 4-6 “E Contest” and one for grades
6-8 “M Contest”). Please make as many copies as you need and distribute to your students. I hope your students have fun and learn something by competing in the contest. Each student who participates will be recognized and each school that participates will have at least one winner. Winners will be announced in the SCJAS and SCAS newsletters and the SCAS Bulletin. The deadline for entry is Monday, March 9, 2015. The authors of the 2015 contest include Dr. Don Jordan, USC, Frank Jordan, Amber Atkinson, and faculty from Universities and Colleges in South Carolina. The SCAS MESAS Contest receives support from the USC Arts & Sciences, Center for Science Education.

We encourage students to use reference resources of all types, including the internet. However, we strongly discourage parent’s assistance in finding the answers. This is a competitive contest meant to teach the children new methods of learning and exploring. We love parent’s involvement, but require the students find the answers on their own for this contest. Questions are prepared with respect to the common core standards for SC.

The South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Furman University, in Greenville South Carolina.

We also encourage MESAS students to participate in their regional science fair in March of 2015. Check with your regional science fair director whose address can be found on the web at www.scacadscience.org for specific dates.

If you have questions please call me at 803-777-7007


Don Jordan, USC
State Executive Director & Founder, MESAS
Web-Site: http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/cse

Dr. Don M. Jordan, Professor
Arts & Sciences, Center for Science Education
Sumwalt Building Room 323
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208
Phone: 803 777 – 7007
Email: djordan@sc.edu

Thank you a Yotta (10^24)
Don Jordan

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