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SouthEast Texas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science Technology) Robotics Competition


 The 6th Annual SET BEST Robotics Competition “2016 Bet the Farm” is coming!

Kickoff Day: Sep. 17th

Test Drive Week: Oct. 3rd - Oct. 7th

Mall Day: Oct. 22nd

BEST Robotic Competition Day: Oct. 29th

In preparation for you to compete as a successful team, we invite teachers, coaches, and mentors to participate in the Kick Off Day event, also, check out the Online video & coordinated Skype Training: Aug. 22nd - Sep. 16th, 2016

Who should attend this training?

  • Team’s supporting teachers, coaches, mentors, and/or administrators are welcome to attend.
  • Each registered team, previous or new, is mandated to participate in the Kick Off Event.  A minimum of one coach (adult) should complete the training.  

What will you learn?

  • What to expect in the BEST season
  • Updates to Generic  Rules
  • How to assemble a working Robotic system
  • Basics of Robotics Programming
  • How to navigate the Computer Aided Design Program
  • Highlights from Coach/Teacher Survival Guide

How will attending this training program benefit you?

There is a lot of preparation and communication required to launch and manage a successful BEST season. Even experienced coaches/teams sometimes fall by the wayside. Participation in this training program will solidify the communication channels between your team and SET BEST. Thereby eliminating unnecessary chaos at the beginning of the Fall semester. Each participant will have a firm foundation from which to launch their team.

Participation in BEST provides students a key to unlock creative problem solving skills, preparing them for previously unimagined opportunities!!! However, well informed teachers, coaches, and mentors are the key to program success.

 Sign up before September. 10th, 2016!!! Click the sign up link below:

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SouthEast Texas (SET) BEST 2016 Events




Teacher Training Online Week

Online video & coordinated Skype to be completed by Sep 16th, 2016

The workshop is primarily designed for teachers and their team's mentors.

SET BEST Kickoff

September 17th, Saturday

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM


SHSU, College of Business

The game is introduced, rules are reviewed, a demonstration is provided and kits are distributed to each school.

Test Drive

The Week of October 3rd - Oct.. 7th

8:00AM - 5:00PM

SHSU, Academic Building I, Room 203

Each team is given practice time on the actual playing field.

Mall Day

Saturday, Oct. 22nd

8:30AM - 2:00PM

West Hill Mall, Huntsville

Each team is given practice time on the actual playing field.

Machine Check-In

Friday, Oct. 28th
6:30PM - 10:00PM

Location: Huntsville High School Gym
515 FM 2821 East
Huntsville TX 77320

All machines are checked for size, weight and materials. Design notebooks are turned in. Machines are locked-down at the contest site, no further modifications are allowed.

Contest Day

Saturday, Oct. 29th
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: Huntsville High School Gym
515 FM 2821 East
Huntsville TX 77320

This is the actual head-to-head competition for the SET BEST area. All teams are recognized for their effort and there are many awards given.

Texas BEST Regional

Nov. 2016 (TBA)

University of Texas at Dallas

Top finishers from SET BEST compete against winners from other hubs for regional competition.


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