Heartland BEST Welcomes You!
"So what is BEST, anyway?!" We're glad you asked!
For starters, BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology. Summarizing all of what BEST is would not be possible in a single paragraph, but at its core BEST is a FREE robotics competition for middle and high school students. As a local BEST hub, we at Heartland BEST provide stock materials, electronics & R/C equipment and the game rules (which change each year) to student teams in our area at no cost. If you are thinking of forming a team or just curious about the program, contact us! We'd be more than happy to share what BEST could offer you, your students, and your school!
Event Dates for Heartland BEST 2016:
|Kickoff||Saturday, September 17||NWOSU--Alva Campus|
|Practice Day||October 15||Alva Recreation Complex|
|Game Day||Saturday, October 29||Alva Recreation Complex|
|Frontier Trails BEST||TBA||Ft. Smith, Arkansas|
Teams Registered for Heartland BEST 2016: (listed alphabetically)
|Benton Preparatory School||HS||Larry Schurr|
|Deer Creek||HS||Jeff Wooden|
|Discovery School of Tulsa||MS||Ferhat Demir|
|Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences||HS||
|OKC Homeschool||HS||Stuart Boyes|
|Oklahoma Christian Academy||HS||Sallie Sells|
Our capacity is 20 teams and registrations will be processed in the order received. If more than 20 teams register, then we will create a waiting list.
BEST is on Facebook!
If you're a member of Facebook, search for BEST in groups.
You really have to see this! Giant autonomous flying robotic penguins!! Do you think your experiences with BEST could help prepare you for a career at a company like this one in the future? We say YES!!! In fact, one of NWOSU's students (now an engineering student at OSU), built a remote controlled helium balloon as part of an engineering project here at NWOSU. It is not as easy as you might think: the typical motor only generates enough lift to lift itself. . .
Bored in the BEST Off Season??? Already mastered Wii Sports Golf and looking for a new challenge? Why not practice modeling in 3D with Google SketchUp at home? It's free, it's fun and it'll get you ready for using CAD software in the upcoming season's 6-week long frenzy! You could help your Dad design a new fence or create a template of your bedroom to better plan how to arrange/store your stuff! See how easy it is to create a 3D robot here and watch this for a longer robot building tutorial.
What are people saying about BEST?
ConocoPhillips Representative (Sponsor of BEST)
Lawton Academy of Arts and Science HS Coach
Cheyenne HS Coach
Pratt HS Student
Shattuck HS Student
Sounds of BEST; Hear the excitement!
27 seconds of game time at HL BEST
21.6 seconds of game time at FT BEST
". . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . "