Teacher/Mentor Institute – 14 – 16 July
Metropolitan State University of Denver
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Teacher / Mentor Institute (TMI) is a FREE teducational workshop for teachers and mentors who plan to support competing BEST Hub student teams.

Kick Off – 12 Sept
Planned Colorado Springs location to be determined

Teams learn about this year’s competition, receive training in programming, writing an engineering notebook, and how to use the provided hardware to create a robot, and receive all of the required materials needed to build the robots. They also have a chance to walk around the game field, ask questions, and connect with students from other teams.

Practice Day – Oct 17th
Planned Colorado Springs location to be determined

This is an opportunity for teams to bring their robot and test it out on the actual game field. This is particularly helpful for teams who are not able to build a complete game field to practice on. This is also the day that engineering notebooks are due, submitted electronically and marketing presentations are given in order to compete in the BEST award, the highest award in the BEST competition.  Marketing Presentations will take place for those competing in the BEST Award.

Game Day – Oct 24th
Englewood High School
3800 S Logan St
Englewood, CO 80113

Game Day is the big competition day. Teams participate in seeding matches leading up to semi-finals and finals. They also present their displays, submit t-shirts to be judged, and have a fun time cheering each other on.