Bechtel National donated $15,000 to the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program to help students in Pasco and the Lower Valley gain engineering experience.
The money allowed students from 10 middle and high schools in Pasco, Granger and Sunnyside to attend the MESA Day competition April 18 at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Students could compete in a national competition to develop and operate prosthetic arms. They also could build and fly a balsa wood glider, develop an app, participate in an egg drop, give an oral presentation or construct a model of a bisected human eye or brain.
Bechtel National holds the Department of Energy contract to design and build the Hanford vitrification plant.