2019 Overview and Timeline

October 27, 2018 - Prospective Coaches Workshop, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

January 12, 2019 - Team Registration opens, 8:00 am

January 12, 2019 - Professional Course details released on the MINDSTORMS website, 8:00 am

January 19, 2019 - Course preview for MINDSTORMS course builders, Experiential Engineering Building, WSU Main Campus, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 08, 2019, Last Day to register a team, 12:00 pm

March 09, 2019 - Trial Day, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, WSU Heskett Center

March 30, 2019 - Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm., WSU Heskett Center

On March 30, 2019 the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Wichita State University will host the 19th 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 2019 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 2019 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge are Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, College of Education, and the WSU College of Engineering.

2019 Shocker MINDSTORMS Steering Committee:

Perlekar Tamtam, Coordinator, WSU College of Engineering

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