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2012 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge


Overview and Timeline

  • Details released on the web: January 14, 2012 (8 weeks before Challenge Day )
  • Team Registration Opens: January 14, 2012 (8 weeks before Challenge Day)
  • Trial Day: February 18, 2012, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Heskett Center (3 weeks before Challenge Day)
  • MINDSTORMS Challenge: March 10, 2012, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Heskett Center
  • Awards Ceremony: March 10, 2012, Room 208 Hubbard Hall:
    • Awards Ceremony for Beginner Teams: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Awards Ceremony for Intermediate and Expert Teams: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

On March 10, 2012 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the Twelfth 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 2012 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 2012 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.

2012 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:

  • Terry Behrendt, College of Education
  • Kayla Jensen, College of Engineering
  • Mary Kellerman, College of Engineering
  • Eric D. Mead, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
  • Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
  • Lawrence E. Whitman, College of Engineering

2012 Participating WSU Engineering Student Associations: