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9/22/14 - Hopefully all the teams are finalizing their strategy and figuring out what to build. Didn't know that you were already behind? Take a look at the suggested schedule that we provided on the USB drive. The PowerPoint presentation from kickoff has been posted in the files area, and we have some pictures available as well.

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.


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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