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Overview and Timeline

  • Details released on the web: January 23, 2010 (Registration Opens)

  • Trial Day: February 20, 2010, 10am to 2pm, Heskett Center

  • MINDSTORMS Challenge: March 6, 2010, 9am to 4pm, Heskett Center

  • Awards Ceremony: March 6, 2010, 5pm to 6pm, 208 Hubbard Hall

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On March 6, 2010 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the Tenth Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. 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 2010 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is a joint effort of the Colleges of Engineering and Education, and local industry. 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 2010 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.


2010 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:

  • Terry Behrendt, College of Education
  • Nic Hovey, College of Engineering
  • Mary Kellerman, College of Engineering
  • Eric Mead, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
  • Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
  • Michael Staab, College of Engineering
  • Lawrence Whitman, College of Engineering
  • Tonya Witherspoon, LSI Corporation

2010 Participating WSU Engineering Student Organizations:

  • APICS, The Association for Operations Managemen
  • EC, Engineering Council
  • EWB, Engineers Without Borders
  • SWE, Society of Women 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!