Kim Cluff, assistant professor of bioengineering, and a student competitor watch as a LEGO Mindstorms robot attempts to complete a course challenge during the 2013 LEGO Mindstorms Challenge.
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WSU's 14th annual LEGO Mindstorms robotics competition
Feb 28, 2014 9:34 AM | Print

Wichita State University's College of Engineering and College of Education will host the 14th annual LEGO Mindstorms Challenge, "When Wu Wish Upon A Brick," a robotics competition for 4th-8th grade students from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Heskett Center gymnasium.

The awards ceremonies for beginner teams will be held at 3 p.m., and for expert and intermediate teams at 5 p.m. in Hubbard Hall, Room 208, on the WSU campus.

The event, which is sponsored by Spirit AeroSystems and Wichita State, is expected to attract 30 teams and more than 600 student competitors and spectators this year.

Students spend months preparing for the LEGO Mindstorms Challenge, developing their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, as well as teamwork, sportsmanship and communication. On competition day, teams try to score the most points by running their robots through obstacle courses designed by College of Engineering students.

They are also required to demonstrate what they have learned through presentations, team displays and notebooks. Sportsmanship and spirit are judged throughout the day to promote collaboration and teamwork.

The day's events will culminate in an awards ceremony to recognize students and coaches and celebrate their success.

The event is free and open to the public. See more information about the LEGO Mindstorms Challenge.

Created on Feb 28, 2014 9:34 AM; Last modified on Feb 28, 2014 9:42 AM
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