5/4/13 - The website should be fully functional again. If you find any issues/problems please let us know. We realize it doesn't look much different, but the changes were "behind the scenes" to make the site more compatible with newer browsers.
The schedule has been updated to reflect the dates for Texas BEST; unfortunately, that will happen one week from our contest date. Neither organization has much flexibility with the contest dates, so it's just something that we'll have to deal with this year.
We're still looking for more teams! We have plenty of spots left and it's now first-come first-served. If your team is not listed on the schools page, you are not signed up and your spot could go to someone else.
2/16/13 - We've opened up the school sign-up for this year. Please make sure that you are logged into your SA BEST account and then click the sign-up link to let us know that you'd like to participate. If you don't know your password, please select see the Account Help page to help you with this.
1/15/13 - Gate Keeper? Hmm, what's that all about? Follow the link, and the notice below to find out more.
The game developers at Jubilee BEST recognize the world of technology changes rapidly and have decided that one of their goals is to encourage BEST teams to gain a greater understanding of the technology that surrounds them on a daily basis. Jubilee BEST has created 18-weeks of educational fun that will kick-off Sunday, January 20th! Each week (Sunday evenings) a new topic will be posted on the Jubilee BEST web site (www.jubileebest.org). Robots, computers, cell phones, electricity, and manufacturing are only a few themes that will be explored.
11/05/12 - Texas BEST is this weekend. If you happen to be in the Dallas area, or want to make the trip up to cheer for our teams, please drop by and cheer for our advancing teams.
10/22/12 - Pictures from the game and the team pictures have been posted along with pictures of the scholarship and SAME award winners.
10/15/12 - A summary of the seeding results and semi/final results are available. The total scores from the BEST Award competition are also available. Note that the seeding order is slightly different from that shown at the competition within tied average scores; the scores listed here properly reflect the use of the tiebreaker with dropped matches. The changes did not affect advancement into the final phases of the competition (since there were no dropped matches for the semi-final rounds). Teachers will be receiving the BEST Award judging score sheets shortly by e-mail.
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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