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SouthEast Texas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science Technology) Robotics Competition

Teachers Training Program

 The 4th Annual SET BEST Robotics Competition “2014 Bladerunner” is coming!

Kickoff Day: TBA

Test Drive Week: TBA

Mall Day: TBA

BEST Robotic Competition Day: TBA

In preparation for you to compete as a successful team, we invite teachers, coaches, and mentors to participate in ONE of the following training opportunities:

1. Face-to-Face Training, TBA

(College Station, Location: TBA)

2. Face-to-Face Training, TBA

(SHSU, Location: AB1 Room 204)

3. Online video & coordinated Skype Training: TBA 

 

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 one of the Teacher Training Events.  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 May 31st, 2014!!!

(Email for more information: SET.BEST.chair@gmail.com)

 

 

SouthEast Texas (SET) BEST 2014 Events

Event

Date

Location

Teacher Training Day

Choose one of the available dates

Face-to-Face, TBA
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Face-to-Face, TBA
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Online video & coordinated Skype to be completed by TBA

College Station (TBA)

SHSU, AB1, Room 204

Online format

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

SET BEST Kickoff

TBA

12:30PM - 3:30PM

 

TBA

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

Test Drive

The Week of  TBA

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Academic Building I, Room 203

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

Mall Day

Saturday, TBA

8:30AM - 5:00PM

West Hill Mall, Huntsville

& College Station

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

Machine Check-In

Friday, TBA
6:30PM - 10:00PM

SHSU Coliseum

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, TBA
8:00AM - 5:00PM

SHSU Coliseum

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

TBA

University of Texas at Dallas

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

2014 Kickoff Schedule: : TBA

 


Prepare for attending our Training Workshop at Sam Houston State University in June 7th, 2013!

 


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