Robotics Competition 2021-10-25T15:38:16+00:00

Northwestern State University Robotics Competition and Smart Structures Show

What: Northwestern State University Robotics Competition and Smart Structures Show (RC&S3, Fall 2021)
When: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Northwestern State University, Student Ballroom
Contact: Dr. Shahriar Hossain ( or Dr. Jafar F. AlSharab ( – Northwestern State University

Dear educators, students, and parents/guardians,

I hope this message reaches you while you and your beloved ones are safe and healthy. On behalf of the Engineering Technology at NSU, I want to welcome you to our Fall 2021 Robotics competition and Smart Structures Show.

The Department of Engineering Technology at Northwestern State University will be hosting its Fall Robotics Competition and Smart Structures Show (RC&S3) on December 1st, 2021. All middle schools within 200 miles radius from Natchitoches city are welcome to participate. This year, we are also organizing a smart structures show to provide opportunities for high schools and other organizations that are involved in robotics related projects to show their creativity at our event. There is no registration fee for the competition or show, however, those interested in participating in the competition must respond to the announcement by submitting a letter of intent and a press/photo release form (for each team member) no later than November 25th, 2021. All forms are attached.

Documents should be sent to Dr. Shahriar Hossain at

Please note that our theme for our camp this year is Inspired by NASA : To Mars and Beyond….
We strongly encourage students to participate in all competition challenges in order to maximize their benefit from the designed STEM activities.  We also expect participants to design all their activities around our theme.

Come test your computer programming skills and compete with other Louisiana students for cool prizes!  A fun day is planned at Northwestern State University with educational experiences, and social activities. The Department of Engineering Technology will provide complementary refreshments.  Please bring your own lunch. Parents are welcome too! We are very excited about our Fall event and can’t wait to see your robotics software and hardware skills!

On behalf of ET Robotic competition Team
Dr. Jafar F. Al-Sharab


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Letter of Intent (Online Form)

School Name (required)

School Address (required)

Are you PLTW School? (required)

Number of Participating Teams (required)

Number of Students Per Team (required)

Ages of Participating Students (required)

Number of participating African American students

Number of participating Hispanic/Latino students

Number of participating Native American students

What kind of robot will you be using? (required)

Point of Contact Name(required)

Point of Contact Email Address (required)

Point of Contact Phone Number (required)

This program is sponsored by the Natchitoches Chamber Education Fund and the ET Department at Northwestern State University