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Overview and Timeline

    January 11 - Team Registration Opens (8 weeks before Challenge Day)
    January 11 - Course details released on the MINDSTORMS website
    February 8 - Team Registration CLOSES
    February 15 - Trial Day (3 weeks before Challenge Day)
    March 8, 2014 - MINDSTORMS Challenge at the Heskett Center on the WSU campus

On March 8, 2014 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the 14th 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 2014 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 2014 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.

2014 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:
    Polly Basore, College of Engineering
    Andrea Holzwarth, College of Engineering
    Kirsten Jensen, Beechcraft Corporation
    Eric D. Mead, Beechcraft Corporation
    Karen Reynolds, College of Engineering
    Mary Robillard, College of Education
    Amanda Smith, College of Engineering
    Lawrence E. Whitman, College of Engineering