Game Day 2020

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Dallas BEST Robotics is an all volunteer group of engineers, technologists, and anyone else interested in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to middle, junior, and senior high school students through an annual robotics competition.  Materials are provided to the teams at no cost thanks to our generous corporate contributions.  Dallas BEST generally accepts teams from Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman counties, and other counties as appropriate.

Coronavirus ConcernsWe are making accommodations to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The national organizers have replaced the originally planned “Incision Decision” game theme with a more flexible “Outbreak” theme with optional levels of operation that may differ between BEST hubs.  Our Dallas hub has decided to use the “Moderate Risk” plan with an option to shift to a “Low Risk” plan at some later time if the situation permits it. 

The 2020 competition, “Outbreak”, is open for registration.  Details will be revealed for the contest on Kickoff Day.  Teams are typically school based or home school co-ops.  If you have a team interested in participating next year, please contact us using this email link.  If you are a new team, please provide some details about your students (how many, age/grade range, any experience in robotics contests) and we will reply with the registration details.  Other nearby hubs include Cowtown BEST and CoCo BEST. 

Our milestone event dates for 2020 will followed an 8 week schedule:
Kickoff Day       Saturday 9/18-19, virtual presentation of game challenge
Demo Day         Saturday TBD, virtual preview of robot performance
Game Day         Saturday 11/14, in class timed field contest
 note: there will be no universal Game Reveal date this year

For additional details, follow this link
to the national website:
BEST Robotics, Inc.
BEST of Texas Robotics

Advancing teams competed at:
Texas BEST
 and
UIL Robotics - BEST Division
early to mid December 2020, details to come

 

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(updated 8/9/2020)

 

 

 

The volunteers and participants of Dallas BEST Robotics would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the annual contest. The financial support provided by Texas Instruments and the TI Foundation enabled Dallas BEST Robotics to impact over 600 students across 30 teams during the six-week competition.

 

Please check out this message from Dallas BEST participants and coaches. https://youtu.be/gwFPpgsLI8s

 

We hope we can count on support from TI in the future so we can continue our mission to inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

 

Best Regards,

Joel Graber & Bill Rock

2020 Dallas BEST Robotics Co-directors
Please check out our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/DallasBESTrobotics

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