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2011 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge


Overview and Timeline

  • Details released on the web: January 15, 2011 (8 weeks before Challenge Day )

  • Team Registration Opens: January 15, 2011 (8 weeks before Challenge Day)

  • Trial Day: February 19, 2011, 10am to 2pm, Heskett Center (3 weeks before Challenge Day)

  • MINDSTORMS Challenge: March 12, 2011, 9am to 4pm, Heskett Center

  • Awards Ceremony: March 12, 2011, Room 208 Hubbard Hall:

    • Awards Ceremony for Beginner Teams: 3:00-4:00pm
    • Awards Ceremony for Intermediate and Expert Teams: 5:00-6:00pm

On March 12, 2011 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the Eleventh 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, Team Displays and Notebook. Spirit and Sportsmanship will be judged throughout the day to promote collaboration and teamwork.

The 2011 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 College of Engineering provide funding for the 2011 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.

2011 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:

  • Terry Behrendt, College of Education
  • Mary Kellerman, College of Engineering
  • Eric Mead, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
  • Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
  • Mary Robillard, College of Education
  • James Winkel, College of Engineering
  • Lawrence Whitman, College of Engineering
  • Tonya Witherspoon, LSI Corporation

2011 Participating WSU Engineering Student Organizations:

  • AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • EC, WSU Engineering Council
  • IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • SHPE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • SWE, Society of Women Engineers
  • Wallace Scholars