Regional BEST Robotics Championship This Weekend!

Best of luck to the Dallas area teams competing this weekend at UT Dallas in the BEST Regional Robotics Competition.

If you haven’t had a chance to see what these kids can build, it is an awesome site.  The program provides middle and high school teams the chance to build a robot from a fixed set of parts to compete in a game.  This year, it was to pick up commodities, like golf balls and PVC parts around the field and bring them back to a scoring area.  The teams did a fantastic job.

The purpose of the program is to teach STEM skills, and in this case, the specific skills around engineering, design and construction and programming.  The team collects their ideas in to a notebook and prepares a report and helps develop the program in their school for future years.

…and tomorrow is the big regional competition where teams from Texas and New Mexico will converge at UTD to show what they’ve been up to.

Watch the live stream at

Saturday, November 13-14 or visit the Curtis Culwell Center on the UTD Campus.

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