(MESA Adviser Retreat & Kickoff)
University of Colorado, Denver
The MARK is a professional development workshop for math and science teachers. MARK launches the academic year. Teachers are trained on how to effectively implement Colorado MESA programs, ensure that student and parent requirements are met, and support student entry into competitions. MARK is a day of teacher support, stimulation and networking opportunities with college and industry representatives.
Advisers will have an opportunity to meet the Colorado MESA staff, discuss the program, learn about valuable resources, and answer any questions about the program. MARK workshops are designed to provide information, support, stimulation and networking opportunities with college and industry representatives and MESA Advisers from all over Colorado. Both new and veteran advisers will leave with resources and ideas to enhance their MESA programs.
Due to many changes in Colorado MESA, this year attending the MARK will be required.
To obtain the Adviser Handbook, click here.
Pictures from the 2012 MARK are below:
STEM Collaborative Opportunities for Advisers (Poster Session)
ULA – Ball Aerospace UCAR
Shades of Blue Denver Zoo
Dr. Rebecca Kantor, Dean Fernando Guzman, School of Mines
School of Education and Human Executive Director
Development at CU Denver for Multi-Cultural Engineering Program
Nancy Farel, Scholarship Sponsor and Victor Vialpando, Board Member
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Jake Marshall, Advisor at Lucile Erwin Middle School receives a Certificate of Excellence from Dave Aragon, Colorado MESA President, for his successful work with his students, the MESA rcFoam Fighters.
Jake Marshall, Advisor at Lucile Erwin Middle School receives a Certificate of Excellence
from Dave Aragon, Colorado MESA President, for his successful work with his students, the MESA rcFoam Fighters.
Dr. Richard Weir, CU Denver
Demonstrates the Prosthetic Arm, the MESA USA National Competition
Elaine Hood, ASC Kevin Owens, S.A. Miro, Inc.
Polar Science & Technology Home Energy Investigation
• Registration and Breakfast
• CMESA Program Overview and Vision and Q & A
• Poster Session: STEM Collaborative Opportunities for Advisors
• Talk with and collect resources from representatives from organizations eager to support your MESA students
• Lunch (MESA Scholarships)
• Curriculum Oriented Workshops such as:
o MESA USA Competition – Prosthetic Arm Challenge
o ASC - Lockheed Martin – Solar Heater/Antarctic Research
o Ball Aerospace/ULA Rocket Project
o Home Energy Investigation
o Bridge Building
2013 MESA MARK tentative sessions topics include:
New changes in Colorado MESA.
• What does the School/Adviser need to do to have a successful MESA program?
• How much does a MESA program cost for your school?
• How do I actively recruit MESA’s targeted student population?
• What kind of data and forms do we need to participate?
• How do parents and community partners get involved?
• How do I get mentors and/or tutors for my program?
• How do I get curriculum for activities?
• Where do I go for technical help if I need assistance?
• What other resources are available to assist us in our MESA program?
• How do I get curriculum to support my MESA program and students?
• Do I have to use MESA curriculum? Or can I be creative and use other curriculum?
• When are the competitions? How should we prepare our students for the competition?
• Best Practices.
Lodging can be found through Hotels.com.
Enter address: 1200 Larimer, Denver, CO 80204
A few hotels are:
• Hotel QV - $76
o 0.96 miles, 866-538-0210 - Rating; Good
• Residence Inn – Marriott - $134
o 0.96 miles, 866-538-0210 - Rating: Excellent
• Hampden Inn - $122
o 1.1 miles, 866-538-2377 - Rating: Outstanding
• Econo Lodge - $66
o 1.4 miles, 866-538-9377 - Rating: Good
• La Quinta Inn Denver Central -$77
o 1.4 miles, 866-539-4139 - Rating: Good
• Ramada Inn - $76
o 1.6 miles, 866-539-7312 - Rating: Good
• Quality Inn Central Denver - $69
o 2.6 miles, 866-925-9753 - Rating: Good