BEST ROBOTICS

BEST Robotics, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire middle through high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sports-like, hands-on, real-world engineering-based robotics competition. BEST was started by a couple engineers from Texas Instruments in 1993. The BEST website is http://www.bestinc.org. An overview video is available here. A video of the 2011 Wolverine BEST competition is available here.

Cornerstone wins Northern Plains BEST Regional Competition!
Six teams from Wolverine BEST competed at the Northern Plains BEST regional competition in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 4-6. Thirty-six teams from six states and Canada participated. Cornerstone Christian Prep won the overall BEST award, the highest honor in the competition. Note that Cornerstone won the overall BEST award at South's BEST regional in Auburn, Ala., two years ago. Mercer High School and Clarion High School also finished in the top 10 for the overall BEST competition.

Wolverine BEST award winners at Northern Plains:
     • BEST Award 1st – Cornerstone Christian Prep
     • Marketing Presentation 2nd – Family Instructors of the Northern Suburbs (FINS)
     • Marketing Presentation 3rd – Cornerstone Christian Prep
     • Team Exhibit 2nd – Cornerstone Christian Prep
     • Engineering Notebook 2nd – Mercer High School
     • Spirit & Sportsmanship 1st – Cornerstone Christian Prep
     • Spirit & Sportsmanship 2nd – Family Instructors of the Northern Suburbs (FINS)
     • Teamwork 3rd – Mercer High School

Wolverine BEST 2014

Click HERE for a recap of this year's winners.

Wolverine BEST kicked off Saturday, Sept. 6, with the following teams:
     Clarion Area High School
     Christian Life Academy
     Commodore Perry High School
     Cornerstone Christian Prep
     Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
     Eden Christian Academy
     Family Instructors of the North Suburbs (FINS)
     Glenoak High School
     Grove City High School
     Grove City Homeschoolers
     Harvest Baptist Academy
     Kennedy Catholic High School
     Mercer High School
     Slippery Rock Middle School
     Union Area High School
     West Middlesex High School

Mall Day is Saturday, Oct. 4, at Ross Park Mall in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. We will be in the center court from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Game Day is Friday/Saturday, Oct. 17/18. The public is invited to the robot game in the Grove City College Arena (Physical Learning Center on campus) on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We still need volunteers for Friday and Saturday of Game Day. Please contact Zach Jew by email if you can help. No technical expertise or experience is required – just a willingness to support creative, enthusiastic young people.

Dr. Mike Bright is the Hub Director for Wolverine BEST if you have other questions. He can be reached by email or phone at 724-450-4095.
 

Sponsors

Wolverine BEST is offered to schools at no cost. Grove City College sponsors the venues, builds the playing field and provides many of the volunteers. Materials to build the robots and operation costs are provided through the generous support of the following:
 
Premier Sponsor
ANSYS, Inc.
 
   
 
Silver Sponsors
Integrated Industrial Technologies, Inc.
Armstrong
 
Bronze Sponsor
Bon Appetit Management Co.
 
BEST Friend
CJL Engineering
 
We want to acknowledge national sponsors of BEST Robotics – Texas Instruments, MathWorks, VEX, Igus, SolidWorks, HSMWorks, Intelitek, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, Wolfram and SolidWize. ​