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.

Shocker MINDSTORMS is a joint effort of the WSU College of Engineering, the WSU College of Education, local industry, and the community. Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems are co-sponsors of the 2018 MINDSTORMS Challenge. 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.

Sponsors for the 2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge are Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and the WSU College of Engineering.

2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Steering Committee:

Karen Reynolds, Coordinator, WSU College of Engineering

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