NEDC Event

2022 MESA USA Summer Convening

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The 2022 MESA USA Summer Convening will host workshops in (2) Tracks:

  • Inventing Education
  • MESA in a Time of Uncertainty

(2) Alumni Panels:

  • Rising Leaders in STEM
  • Established Leaders in STEM

For a complete, downloadable agenda with session descriptions and zoom links: Click HERE

  • All participants should register to receive pre and post event materials


Monday, June 20 - All times listed are in MDT

10-10:55 am

Welcome and Keynote Address: Dr. Ebony McGee

Welcome and Introductions: MESA USA Directors, Curriculum Committee

11-11:55 am

Session 1

Glocalization: From UN Sustainability Goals to Designing for Equity in Your Community

Lego Your Bias

12-1 pm


1-1:55 pm

Session 2

What’s Your Problem? Utilizing Interviewing and Empathy to Arrive at a Problem Statement

“What’s Wrong with Avery?”

2-2:55 pm

Session 3

That Solution Seems Sketchy: Engaging Students’ Artistic and Creative Thinking to Arrive at Prototypes

Navigating Uncertainty: Continuing Impactful MESA Work During Pandemics, Shutdowns, and More

3-3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Tuesday, June 21 - All times listed are in MDT

10-10:55 am

Session 4

From Curriculum to Implementation to Classroom: Lessons Learned, Perspectives Shared

What the Heck Do I Do?  Planning and Doing the NEDC

11-11:55 am

Alumni Panel 1: Rising Leaders in STEM

12-12:55 pm

Alumni Panel 2: Established Leaders in STEM

1-2 pm


2-2:55 pm

Session 5

InventOR: Oregon MESA Shares Curriculum and Answers Questions About Invention Education

Unpacking the NEDC Specs

3-3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Note: All times are MDT

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