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9/23/17 - Teams, let us know how things are going by posting pictures and comments on our Facebook page. Below is a picture from Kickoff; visit the album page for the rest of the pictures.

8/15/17 - Hey teams, kickoff is just around the corner. If you're already registered as a team for this year and you would also like to participate as a UIL team, please signup on Eventbrite. Participating as a UIL team gives you an opportunity to advance to the State UIL Championship (like UET did last year, and won!) and provides program recognition in many school districts.

7/7/17 -  The schedule has been set!  Kickoff is on September 2nd, and the game is on October 14th.  Yes, this is an early schedule, but we're sure that you can handle it!

4/6/17 - Team sign up is open!  Please take a minute to login to your SA BEST account and signup your team for this year's competition - "Crossfire" on the schools page.  Our schedule is currently unknown, but the date options are provided on the schedule page

12/12/16 - Texas BEST/UIL Championship update

Congratulations to all of the SA BEST teams who participated in the Texas BEST/UIL Competition over the last few days. All of our teams did a great job of representing their schools and San Antonio BEST. Thanks teams!

Below is the list of awards that we noted:

  • Smithson Valley Middle School - Best T-Shirt, Second Place
  • Saint Mary's Hall – Founders Award, Third Place
  • Boerne Middle School South - Most Photogenic, Third Place
  • Stacey High School:
    • Most Photogenic, First Place
    • Judges Choice: Smallest School
  • United Engineering and Technology Magnet:
    • Game Competition, Third Place
    • Texas BEST Award, First Place
    • UIL State Champion, Large School

UET deserves a big shout out for being the inaugural UIL State Robotics Champion in the BEST Division as a large school. Well done, team!


The SA BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is a contest held annually to inspire and interest students in the fields of science and engineering. With guidance from adult mentors, local teams of students design and build a remote controlled machine to accomplish a specific task. The students are given a box of raw materials from which to build the machine and 6 weeks to design and construct it. The task of the robot is kept secret until Kick-off Day, when all the teams are told what the robot is required to do.  On Competition Day, all schools will compete head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event.  Several teams advance to the regional Texas Best competition and compete with the BEST robots from other areas. More information on the BEST concept is available.


SA BEST appreciates the contributions of all sponsors, but would particularly like to recognize


for their contributions to all  BEST hubs through their Yes Program


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