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9/13/14 - Kickoff Today! 12:30 PM at St Mary's University in the University Center, Conference Room A. We're excited to see all of our old and new teams and wish them all the BEST of luck. If kickoff is today, that means that it's only six weeks until game day (October 25th).

If you're intested in helping:

  • Teams will be looking for mentors to help them with the robot and other aspects of the 6-week build process.
  • SA BEST will be looking for volunteers to help with judging, refereeing. and performning other game-day functions.

You can sign up online to let us know that you'd like to help with either of these function.

7/12/14 - Schedule Update - take a look at the schedule for the tentative dates for this year's competition. If you haven't already seen the teaser for this year's game (Blade Runner), you can find it on the BEST, Inc web site.

11/15/13 - SA BEST students, this is for you! The game team is looking for some student feedback on the game and on if it helped further your knowledge related to the game theme. Please take a few minutes and take this survey. I'm told that you'll have a chance to win a robot kit, t-shirts and other stuff.

11/13/13 - Texas BEST was a blur. All the SA BEST teams did a fine job. UET (below) was able to take home the top prize - they won the BEST Award. St. Mary's Hall played in the wildcard. UET and Lee both reached the semi-finals. Alamo Home school, Lutheran HS, Navarro HS, and Stacey HS all had good showings as well. A complete list of the awards far SA BEST teams is:

  • United Engineering and Technology Magnet: 3rd place, Most Elegant; Best Exhibit and Interview; 1st place, BEST Award.
  • Robert E. Lee High School: 3rd Place, Exhibit Design and Construction.
  • Saint Mary's Hall School: 3rd place, Best Web Page Design; 3rd place, Most Robust.

11/5/13 - Team Pictures? Yep, we've got those up. Game Pictures? Yes, those too!

There were a couple nice articles/stories in the news - One in the Express-News and a Beamer's Rant (well, he was really raving). Check 'em out.

Game Day from 2013!

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.


SA BEST appreciates the contributions of all sponsors, but would particularly like to recognize


for their contributions to all  BEST hubs through their Yes Program


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