Rocky Mountain BEST, Jose Lopez
Front Range BEST, Tami Kirkland Tami.Kirkland@frontrangebest.org
SoCo BEST @TrinidadState, David Dominguez David.Dominguez@trinidadstate.edu
Golden Plains BEST, Larry Turner
Pikes Peak BEST, Kat Baker
We are excited about having your middle or high school students participate at one of our fall 2017 BEST Robotics Competitions. We provide your student teams all the robot materials and there is no fee to participate in this 6 week competition kicking off in September.
BEST Robotics, Inc. has over 40 hubs in 16 states with 5 hubs in Colorado. Click the link to access their website.
This table provides the current plans for the Colorado 2017 CROSSFIRE Game competitions.
BEST Robotics Competitions will provide your school - your students and faculty - with a unique opportunity to partner with higher education and industry to:
1. Engage students in activities that demystify engineering and make it fun;
2. Prepare students for the rigors of higher education engineering programs;
3. Equip students with the technological skills need for tomorrow's workforce.
BEST hubs are volunteer, non-profit organizations with the mission to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology.
Each of the Colorado Hubs will provide a Teacher/Mentor training in the summer. Rocky Mountain BEST, Front Range BEST, and Pikes Peak BEST will hold a joint 2-day training session 20-21 July. SoCo BEST training is planned for Trinidad State Junior College. These training events will provide a detailed view of BEST, information about how to mentor a team and how to build and program a robot, advice from teachers and mentors, and even a mini-robot competition. This training is for teachers and mentors ONLY, not students. Sign up your school soon to ensure you are able to participate in these training events.
Please SIGN UP as soon as possible so that we can place your school on the team list.
Signing up to get on the list is a requirement whether you have participated before or not. We can support a limited number of teams and the sooner you sign up the better. If you sign up after we fill the available 2017 competition slots, we will notify you that you are on the 2017 waiting list.
All competiting schools will be required to register in EventBrite prior to September. Additional directions will be provided in July.