AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The public will have an opportunity to witness firsthand the enthusiastic, sports-like environment surrounding the final competition of the BEST Robotics Program as the 2013 South’s BEST championship takes place on the Auburn University campus in Auburn Arena, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. Hours for the free, public event are 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Answering the nation’s need for more and better-prepared workers in scientific, industrial and technological fields, BEST, which stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology,” is a middle school and high school robotics program, now in its 21st year nationally and 13th year in Alabama, that is available to all schools at no cost.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Five middle and high school robotics teams captured top honors in the War Eagle BEST robotics competition Saturday, Oct. 13, at Smiths Station High School and will advance to the South’s BEST regional competition in Auburn in December.
Columbus Consortium of Columbus, Ga., won first place in the head-to-head competition among 25 teams, followed by Stanhope Elmore High School of Millbrook at second, Wetumpka High School third and Saint James School of Montgomery fourth.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host the South’s BEST regional robotics championship on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
Gov. Bob Riley will speak at 11:30 a.m. about BEST and its role in K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and in workforce development in Alabama.
BEST, or Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, is a nationwide middle and high school robotics competition designed to engage and excite students about engineering, science and technology and to inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
AUBURN – Fifty teams of middle and high school students from across the eastern United States will participate in the 2008 South’s BEST Robotics Championship on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Auburn University’s Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. At South’s BEST, the winners of 11 local competitions from eight states will put their robots to the test.
Saturday’s competition is free and open to the public. For more information, including a complete schedule and the names of teams in your area, go to www.southsbest.org. Saturday’s activities will stream live from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST at www.auburn.edu/cosam/.
AUBURN – Teams from 22 local middle and high schools participating in the 2008 Alabama BEST Robotics competition will put the robots they’ve been working on for the past six weeks to the test on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Auburn University Student Activities Center, 671 Roosevelt Drive. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Six weeks ago, the teams received their kits of standardized parts and were given the details of this year’s game, “Just Plane Crazy.” The challenge was to assemble aircraft in a simulated manufacturing plant using lean manufacturing and just-in-time inventory strategies. Since then, the student teams have designed and built robots for Saturday’s head-to-head competition. The competition will also test the team’s ability to market their creations using presentations, notebooks, displays, t-shirt designs and spirit.
AUBURN – Teams from 24 Alabama middle and high schools participating in the 2008 Alabama BEST robotics competition will give their robots a trial run on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Colonial-University Mall in Auburn. Alabama BEST is co-sponsored by the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics. BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology.
Last month, the teams traveled to the Auburn campus to receive their kits of standardized parts and learn the details of this year’s game, Just Plane Crazy, which challenges teams to design a robot capable of assembling aircraft in a simulated plant using the latest manufacturing processes. Since then, the students have designed and built robots for the upcoming head-to-head competition that will take place on the Auburn campus on Saturday, Oct. 25.