January 10 - Team Registration Opens (8 weeks before Challenge Day), 8:00am
January 10 - Course details released on the MINDSTORMS website, 8:00am
January 17 - Course preview for MINDSTORMS course builders, 10:00am-12:00pm, Wallace Hall
February 6 - Team Registration CLOSES, 12:00pm
February 7 - Trial Day (4 weeks before Challenge Day), 10:00am-2:00pm, WSU Heskett Center
March 7, 2015 - MINDSTORMS Challenge, 8:30am-4:00pm, WSU Heskett Center
On March 7, 2015 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the 15th Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. Teams of students, in grades 3-8, or ages 8-14 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 2015 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 2015 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.
2015 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge Steering Committee:
Polly Basore, College of Engineering
Amber Fischer, 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