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Event DetailsOctober 22, 2016 5:00pm
Prosper, TX 75078
Middle school and high school teams compete their student-designed and student-built robots in round robin matches to determine the ultimate winner. In addition to match play, teams compete by giving marketing presentations, setting up and staffing exhibits and interviews, writing engineering notebooks, and displaying outstanding spirit and sportsmanship. Forty-six (46) teams will compete for top honors and the chance to advance to the state and regional championships. Free to the public. Casual dress. Suitable for all ages. Come join the fun!!!
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About Collin County BEST (CoCo BEST)
Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a VEX Cortex processor, and something called a micro-energy chain system and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get? You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics program whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields. Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. Industry seeks these skills in its workforce. Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and 8,000 students participate in the competition. CoCoBEST is one of 45 local programs (hubs) across the US.