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Boosting Engineering, Science, And Technology

Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN (BEST Robotics Advanced Instruction Node programmable platform), and something called a micro-energy chain system and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get?

You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.

Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze
and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which
helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks
in its workforce.

Each fall, over 750 middle and high schools and over 11,000 students participate in the competition.

BEST Robotics contest begins Saturday, September 19.  We will take a bus and pick up all the parts and supplies needed to build a robot and game field.  We will pick up the parts in the parking lot of United Spirit Arena and come home to watch the kickoff virtually from our computers.  Times will be announced later!