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Apprentice Level Awards

MINDSTORMS Challenge: February 16, 2008 9am - 4pm Heskett Center, WSU

Awards Ceremony: February 16, 2008 5pm - 6pm Room 208 Hubbard Hall, WSU

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Each student team member will receive an engraved LEGO Name Badge . 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!

APPRENTICE Award (3 Awards): 1st , 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded for the highest total points accumulated in the three Apprentice level Missions, Table Display/Notebook and Sportsmanship/Spirit Challenge. In order to be considered for this award each team must finish 2 of the 3 Apprentice level Missions and complete the Table Display/Notebook and Sportsmanship/Spirit Challenges. Winning teams are invited to display their robots at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on May 2nd , 2008. Click on the links on the left to see the rubrics and individual mission information for scoring criteria for each of these challenges.

Individual Mission Awards (3 Awards): One award given to the best team at each of the three Apprentice Level missions. These awards will not be based on points alone. Individual mission awards are Judges' Choice awards. Judges will be looking for teamwork and ingenuity.

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

Table Display/Notebook Award (1 Award): One award for the team earning the highest number of points for the Table Display/Notebook Challenge. Apprentice level and Professional level teams will all compete for this one award together. Winning teams are invited to display their robots at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on May 2nd , 2008.

Each Mission, Presentation, Table Display/Notebook, Sportsmanship/Spirit effort will be judged by professional engineers or educators and faculty from the Colleges of Education and Engineering.

Award Design: Alex Witherspoon, Wichita High School East Senior