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8/17/15 - Wow! How long have you been waiting to find out the schedule for this year? About 2 hrs longer than we have! The schedule is now available. Kickoff is on September 5th and the game is on October 17th. More details are on the schedule page.


3/15/15 - Team Signup for the 2015 competition is open. Teachers, please login to your SA BEST account, then visit the schools page whwere you'll find the signup link.

Here are a couple of game related items for this year:

  • The name of the game is "Pay Dirt" - you can find a teaser video at the Best Inc web site.
  • The "Friends of BEST" in Alabama are providing weekly educational material related to the game. You can follow along with weekly installments of bESTology.
  • We've posted the potential kickoff and competion dates, but we won't know the final date until sometime this summer.

If you want to help us out with some fundraising, SA BEST is now registered for Amazon Smile.You can deisgnate SA BEST as your charity on Amazon and we'll receive 0.5% of the price you pay for eligible items. You know you were going to buy that stuff anyway!




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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