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WSU 2009 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge

Overview and Timeline

Scores Posted!
Thanks to all for a good day.

Summary Results
Apprentice Scores
Professional Scores

Details released on the web:  January 10, 2009

Trial Day:  February 7, 2009, 10am – 2pm, Heskett Center

MINDSTORMS Challenge:  February 21, 2009, 9am – 4pm, Heskett Center

Awards Ceremony:  February 21, 2009, 5pm – 6pm, 208 Hubbard Hall

All on the WSU Main campus
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On February 21, 2009, the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the Ninth Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. This event provides young students with the opportunity for practical application and exhibition of math, science, programming, and engineering skills, as well as promoting teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. Teams of fourth through eighth grade students from across the state of Kansas will have the opportunity to complete Mission Challenges designed by Shocker Engineering students. Teams will demonstrate what they have learned to industry professionals and WSU representatives in Presentations, Table Displays and Notebook. Spirit and Sportsmanship will be judged throughout the day to promote collaboration and teamwork.

The 2009 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is a joint effort of the Colleges of Education and Engineering. Many student organizations, faculty members, professional educators, engineers, and industry professionals volunteer their time to make this event a success. Spirit Aerosystems, and WSU’s Colleges of Engineering and Education, provided funding for the 2009 event.

The Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is open to the public. Spectators, parents, grandparents, friends, classmates, and interested engineers and educators are invited and welcome. The Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge provides an excellent exhibition of young people's efforts, dedication, knowledge, and skills.


2009 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:

  • James Winkel, College of Engineering
  • Nic Hovey, College of Engineering
  • Eric Mead, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
  • Sharon Morey, Community Volunteer
  • Tonya Witherspoon, LSI
  • Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
  • Lawrence Whitman, College of Engineering

2009 Participating WSU Engineering Student Organizations:

  • APICS – The Association for Operations Management
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • EC - Engineering Council
  • EWB - Engineer Without Borders
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Wallace Scholars

Please check the FAQ page frequently. Any notifications and/or clarifications of the rules or missions will be posted there as soon as they become available. If you have a question about a mission or a challenge, fill out the FAQ form. This method will help us to answer questions efficiently and consistently and archive questions and comments for use by others and for future planning. Please do not send questions through e-mail. Thank you!