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Professional Level Awards

Mindstorms Challenge: February 10, 2007 9am - 4pm Heskett Center, WSU

Awards Ceremony: February 10, 2007 5pm - 6pm Room 208 Hubbard Hall, WSU

Trial Day: January 27, 2007 10am - 2pm Heskett Center, WSU

Details released on the web: December 16, 2006

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Each student team member will receive an engraved LEGO Name Badge and a participation certificate. All awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Each winning team will receive a LEGO trophy or plaque and each individual team member will receive a specially made LEGO trophy brick designed to snap on to their engraved LEGO Name Badge!

MINDSTORMS Awards (3 Awards): 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded for the highest total points accumulated in the five Professional level Missions, Presentation, Table Display/Notebook, and Sportsmanship/Spirit Challenges. In order to be considered for this award each team must finish three of the five Professional level Missions and complete the Presentation, Table Display/Notebook, and Sportsmanship/Spirit Challenges. Please see the rubrics and individual mission information for scoring criteria for each of these challenges. Winning teams will be invited to display their robots at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on April 11, 2007.

Individual Mission Awards (5 Awards): One award given to the best team at each of the five missions. These awards will not be based on points alone. They are Judges' Choice awards. Judges will be looking for teamwork and ingenuity.

Spirit/Sportsmanship Award (1 Award): One award is given to the team that earns the most points in the Spirit/Sportsmanship Challenge. Apprentice level and Professional level teams will all compete for this one award together. Points from Spirit & Sportsmanship apply toward the overall MINDSTORMS Awards in the Professional Level.

Table Display/Notebook Award (1 Award): One award for the team earning the highest number of points for the Table Display and Notebook Challenge. Apprentice level and Professional level teams will all compete for this one award together.

Presentation Award (1 Award): One award for the Professional level team earning the highest number of points on the Presentation Challenge.

All Missions, Presentations, Notebook and Table Displays, Spirit and Sportsmanship efforts will be judged by professional engineers or educators and faculty from the Colleges of Education and Engineering.