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Overview and Timeline

  • January 12 - Team Registration Opens (8 weeks before Challenge Day)
  • January 12 - Course details released on the MINDSTORMS website
  • February 9 - Team Registration CLOSES (Important change from previous years)
  • February 16 - Trial Day (3 weeks before Challenge Day)
  • March 9, 2013 - MINDSTORMS Challenge at the Heskett Center on the WSU campus

On March 9, 2013 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the Thirteenth Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. Teams of students, in grades 4-8, or ages 9-14, from across the state of Kansas will have the opportunity to complete courses 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 2013 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 2013 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.

2013 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:
    Kirsten Jensen, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
    Mary Kellerman, College of Engineering
    Eric D. Mead, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
    Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
    Mary Robillard, College of Education
    Amanda Smith, College of Engineering
    Lawrence E. Whitman, College of Engineering

2013 Shocker MINDSTORMS logo design by Kirsten Jensen