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Welcome and Introduction to BEST Robotics. José M. López RM BEST Executive Director July 21-22, 2014. ENTRANCE SURVEY. Welcome Introductions Administrative Lunch/ Breaks Restrooms Surveys – Entrance & Exit. Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST).

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jos m l pez rm best executive director july 21 22 2014

Welcome and

Introduction to BEST Robotics

José M. López

RM BEST Executive Director

July 21-22, 2014

ENTRANCE SURVEY

slide2

Welcome

  • Introductions
  • Administrative
    • Lunch/ Breaks
    • Restrooms
  • Surveys – Entrance & Exit
boosting engineering science technology best
Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST)

Our mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like,

hands-on, real-world, engineering-based

robotics competition.

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boosting engineering science technology best1
Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST)
  • 501(c)3 organization
  • Volunteer based(10,000+)
  • Over850 schools and 15,350 studentsparticipated in 2013

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our vision
Our Vision

Rocky Mountain BEST's vision is to be a regional force inspiring tomorrow's problem solvers by promoting science,  technology, engineering and math skills.

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rocky mountain best growth
Rocky Mountain BEST Growth
  • In 2010 - 10 schools & 124 students
  • In 2011 - 20 schools & 272 students
  • In 2012 - 25 schools & 410 students
  • In 2013 - 26 schools & 364 students
  • In 2014 – 32 schools is our plan

Our maximum capacity is 32 schools!

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best fundamentals
BEST Fundamentals
  • Any middle or high school may participate for free —there is no entry fee.
  • Any student may participate.
  • All equipment and materials are provided at no cost.
  • Students perform all work.
  • Mentors guide students through the design & construction phase.

Ted Mahler co-founder

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best robotics inc bri
BEST Robotics, Inc. (BRI)
  • Headquartered in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University
  • Grown in 21 years (1993-2013) to 52 licensed “hubs” (competition sites) in 19 states (May 2013)

Orange stars are Regions

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game day
Game Day!

BESTis like a basketball game, chess match, and science fair

all rolled into one day, with cheerleaders, mascots, pep bands,

and wildly cheering adults and kids mixed in.

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best is
BEST is …
  • BEST is not just about robotics.
  • It’s more about teaching students to analyze and solve problems.
  • These are the students we need in our engineering programs and workforce!

If you build it, they will fail!

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about tmi
About TMI
  • Documents presented and discussed at TMI are available at our website (http://www.rockymountainbest.org/)
  • Documents are being given to you on a USB drive compliments of
    • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Notebooks for items that are convenient on paper (1 per school)

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your team s t shirts
Your Team’s T-shirts
  • Team T-shirt opportunity with Artistic Apparel
    • Blade Runner mascot
    • Your team name
    • T-shirt color you select
    • $10.00 per shirt
    • Adding additional info (e.g., sponsor, school mascot) will cost extra
    • Ready to pick up at Kickoff if ordered by Sept. 3!
    • All needed information in T-shirt packet