The SC BEST Robotics Competition is here again. It will take place at Waltrip High School on October 30th. Last year was fun and exciting and the students built some wonderfully innovative, functional robots. It is always amazing to me to see how, using similar engineering principles, such different results can be derived.
SC BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) is a program geared toward teaching kids through an atmosphere of open innovation, cooperation, hands-on skills, and free exchange ideas (in my words) .
This year I have the job of working with and coordinating the team of outstanding volunteer judges who will choose the best (BEST) Engineering Workbooks. These workbooks, created solely by the students, detail the processes they used in creating their robots. We will be performing the judging on October 23rd, 2010 at Clearbrook High School in Friendswood, Texas.
Here are some of the files (PDF) used in judging a BEST event: