Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology

Posted on November 18, 2005  Comments (4)

photo of Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology competition

Photo of the South’s Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Middle and High School Regional Robotics Championship. The event was hosted by the Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.

Teams of middle and high school students from across the eastern U.S. headed to Auburn University this month to showcase their prize winning robots and engage in spirited head-to-head competition centered on the theme “Mission to Hubble.” They also had a chance to visit with NASA astronaut Story Musgrave

The competition began in September when sponsor-provided kits of standardized parts were distributed, the game challenge was revealed and teams began to design and build their remote-controlled robots. A portion of these teams also chose to compete for the BEST award, which challenges students to market and display their creations.

In October the teams competed at 26 BEST hub sites in 10 states. One month later, the winners of these hub competitions packed up their robots, displays, pep bands, cheerleaders and mascots and headed to Auburn.

We posted a few days ago about less than exciting outreach efforts. This seems like a much more captivating idea to interest students in engineering.

This year’s BEST award went to Wheeler High School, in Marietta, Georgia. Davison High School from Davison, Michigan placed first in the robotics competition.

Two more regional events are scheduled in the next few weeks. Learn more including how your school can participate next year see.

BEST is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science and engineering-based robotics competition.

4 Responses to “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Blog » Score One for Sports Science
    June 9th, 2006 @ 7:11 pm

    “If a player were to place the ball in those regions, which are 28-30 percent of the goal area, there is not a sniff that the goalkeeper can do to get across to them,”

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  3. Scott
    March 2nd, 2009 @ 3:51 am

    Putting up science competition like the robot competition doesn’t only create new technologies but enhances the mind of students to develop new innovations. As said, it even boost their interest and skills to such field.

  4. Viana
    May 5th, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    Wow in Brazil, I visit many events like this ;D

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