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2018 Overview and Timeline


February 24, 2018 - Team Registration opens, 8:00 am

February 24, 2018 - Professional Course details released on the MINDSTORMS website, 8:00 am

March 3, 2018 - Course preview for MINDSTORMS course builders, Experiential Engineering Building, WSU Main Campus, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 30, 2018, Last Day to register a team, 12:00 pm

March 31, 2018  - Trial Day, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, WSU Heskett Center

April 21, 2018 - Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm., WSU Heskett Center

On April 21, 2018 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the 18th Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. Teams of students, in grades 3-8, or ages 8-14, will have the opportunity to compete on courses designed by Shocker MINDSTORMS coaches and demonstrate what they have learned to industry professionals and WSU representatives in Presentations, Interviews, Displays, and Notebooks.

The 2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is a joint effort of the Colleges of Engineering and Education, local industry, and the community. Many student organizations, faculty members, professional educators, engineers, industry professionals, and other members of the community volunteer their time to make this event a success.

The Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is open to the public. Spectators, parents, grandparents, friends, classmates, engineers, and educators are invited and welcome. The Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge provides an excellent exhibition of young student's efforts, dedication, knowledge, and skills.

2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Steering Committee:

Karen Reynolds, Coordinator

Randy Brill, Spirit AeroSystems
Kirsten Jensen, Textron Aviation
Eric Mead, Textron Aviation
Greg Novacek, WSU College of Education
Taylor Schoeni, WSU College of Engineering