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San Antonio Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (SA BEST


11/2/19 - Team pictures and other pictures are available in the album area.

10/29/19 - The results from Sunday's competition are below.

San Antonio BEST Award Results:

  1. United Engineering and Technology Magnet*
  2. Smithson Valley High School*
  3. Smithson Valley Middle School*
  4. Harlandale High School*
  5. John Jay Science and Engineering Academy*
  6. Devine High School*
  7. Spring Branch Middle School*
  8. St. Gregory the Great School*

Competition Results:

  1. United Engineering and Technology Magnet*
  2. Devine High School*
  3. St. Gregory the Great School*
  4. Smithson Valley High School*
  5. Antonian Preparatory High School*
  6. Brennan High School*
  7. El Campo High School
  8. Lyndon B. Johnson High School

Teams Advancing to the UIL State Championship:

  • Small School (1): Devine High School*
  • Large School (1): United Engineering and Technology Magnet*
  • Large School (2): Smithson Valley High School*
  • Large School (3): John Jay Science and Engineering Academy*
  • Large School (4): Alexander High School*

* teams advancing to the Texas BEST and UIL State Robotics Championship from SA BEST (5 UIL, 3 BEST, 3 Competition)

Other Awards:

  • Founders Award - 
    1. Devine High School
    2. Lyndon B. Johnson High School
  • Most Robust - Devine High School
  • Good Lookin' John Wigand Most Photogenic - Harlandale High School
  • Best Table Display and Interview Spring Branch Middle School
  • Most Spirit John Jay Science and Engineering Academy
  • Most Sportsmanship Smithson Valley High School
  • BEST T-shirt Smithson Valley Middle School
  • BEST Use of Game Theme Smithson Valley Middle School
  • Blood, Sweat and Duct Tape Brooks Academy for Science and Engineering
  • SAME Award - John Jay Science and Engineering Academy
  • AFCEA Diversity Award for Women in STEM - IDEA San Benito College Preparatory School

Summaries of the seeding results and semi/final results are available as well as the total scores from the BEST Award competition.

The SA BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is a contest held annually to inspire and interest students in the fields of science and engineering. With guidance from adult mentors, local teams of students design and build a remote controlled machine to accomplish a specific task. The students are given a box of raw materials from which to build the machine and 6 weeks to design and construct it. The task of the robot is kept secret until Kick-off Day, when all the teams are told what the robot is required to do.  On Competition Day, all schools will compete head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event.  Several teams advance to the regional Texas Best competition and compete with the BEST robots from other areas. More information on the BEST concept is available.

San Antonio BEST is a part of the nationwide organization of BEST Robotics, Inc.

BEST Robotics

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