In their own words: Yareli Torres Rincon
"MESA has given me a lot of opportunities to see other people’s inventions. When I go to MESA day, which I do every year, I get to see other people’s ideas. This last year, I got to see two engineers from PSU who were trying to find out how they could prevent volcanic ash from spilling out over a general area, and if it does, what path it would take. That’s a concept that I had never thought of, and it gave me a new perspective, like, 'hey, that doesn’t happen to me on a daily basis, but what if it does for someone else?' And that gave me something new to think about."