2014 Game Teaser

Heartland Best Logo

 

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 2014:

Event Date Location
Kickoff Saturday, September 20 Alva
Mall Day Pending Pending
Game Day Saturday, November 1 Alva
Frontier Trails BEST December 5 - 6 Ft. Smith, Arkansas

 

Teams Registered for Heartland BEST 2014:

We will support up to 20 teams in 2014!
  Aline-Cleo HS     Perry HS
  Cheyenne HS     Pratt HS
  Deer Creek HS     Shattuck HS
  Elk City HS     Southside Robo Pandas MS
  Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences     Western Heights HS
        Wynona HS
         
         
         
         

 

BEST is on Facebook!

If you're a member of Facebook, search for BEST in groups.


 

Festo

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 . . . "

  


 


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