West Middle School teacher Heidi Ragsdale loves turning her students on to science – both in her 8th grade science classroom and in her after-school program. MESA stands for Math, Engineering and Science Achievement and draws 50 West Middle School students to participate. Heidi also coordinates MESA programs across the district, involving 250-300 middle school students in fun engineering competitions. Heidi and her students were thrilled to receive a WCCF grant to purchase state-of-the-art equipment like 3-D printers and materials so that MESA students can have more resources to help them with their building competition assignments. “It is really exciting that my MESA program got this donation! This means that me and other kids can enjoy many fun things, while also learning a TON about Math, Engineering, Science, Technology.” -Marshall Langland 3rd year MESA student