What is BEST Robotics?

Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, motors, and VEX Cortex (Robot Brain) and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get?

You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.

Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.

Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Planning Committee that organizes the competition year round. Please click the link below to sign up or email if you have any questions. 

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Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

1st Place BEST Award - Academy ACL **
2nd Place BEST Award - Liberty HS **

1st Place Game Award - Liberty HS **
2nd Place Game Award - Woodland Park HS

Founder's Award for Creative Design - Liberty HS **
Sportsmanship Award - Academy ACL **
Software and Simulation Award - Skyview MS
Most Robust Machine Award - Woodland Park HS
BEST Rookie Team - Liberty HS **
Engineering Notebook Award - Skyview MS

**Advancing on to the BEST Robotics Denver Regional Championship

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