The Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition

Every March robotics teams from Universities across the Midwest converge upon the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a two day competition that tests their skills and creativity. The Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is an annual competition that started in 1987, making this its 27th year.

Background: The Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition is one of the oldest continuing robotics competitions in America. It predates both Battlebots and the high school oriented FIRST Robotics Competition by several years. The competition is named for Walter Jeremiah Sanders III: a co-founder and longtime CEO of AMD (as well as a University of Illinois graduate). The competition is organized and administrated by University of Illinois students.

Event Information: Competitors and their robots will compete against each other during Engineer Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from:

9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday March 14, 2014
9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday March 15, 2014

For directions to Kenney Gym Annex, which is across the street from Grainger Library, visit Google Maps or enter 1301 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 into your preferred trip planner.

For more information on Engineering Open House or its exhibits visit eoh.ec.illinois.edu

About AMD: AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit amd.com.


On course picture of the 2012 JSDC Committee