2013 Competition

2013 Game – Gatekeeper

See details about this fun technology-related game at http://bestinc.org -> The Competition -> 2013 Game Info Head-to-Head Competition and The BEST Award

2013_Awards_and_Judging_Part_II-RMBEST describes the 2013 RM BEST Awards.

This Gatekeeper Educational Document is a useful summary of this year’s game Gatekeeper Education Document

For additional information, see Participants -> Resources and Participants -> File Manager

2013 Competition Results

Game Awards
1st PlaceManning Middle School *
2nd PlaceEast High School *
3rd PlaceStandley Lake High School *
Robotics FinalistThomas Jefferson High School
BEST Awards
1st PlaceSTEM Academy *
2nd PlaceEast  High School *
3rd PlaceLone Star / Otis High School *

* These teams, as well as St Mary’s Academy High School, qualified for the Regional Championship which took place in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 6 & 7, 2013!

Special Awards
Founders Award for Creative DesignLone Star / Otis High School
Most Robust DesignEast High School
CraftsmanshipSt. Mary’s Academy
BEST Rookie TeamManning Middle School
Spirit and SportsmanshipSTEM Academy & East High School

RM BEST and our sponsors are very proud of all 26 teams for their hard work!

Watch our You Tube 2013 Season Video Here!

Regional Championship

Six teams from our Rocky Mountain BEST hub were invited to attend the competition at the Fort Smith Convention Center and the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 6 & 7, 2013. For more information, see

http://uafs.edu/ftbest/ft-best-home

RM BEST Teams came home with these trophies from the Regional Championship.

Most Elegant – 2nd PlaceSTEM Academy
Most Photogenic – 1st PlaceEast High School
Most Photogenic – 3rd PlaceSt. Mary’s Academy
T-Shirt Award – 2nd PlaceManning Middle School
T-Shirt Award – 3rd PlaceEast High School

2013 Kickoff Breakout Training Presentations

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Robot Kit & Rules Familiarization

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Control_System_Team_Training

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – EasyCv4 Team Training

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Teacher & Mentor Tips

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Robot Design and Construction Tips

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Project Engineering Notebooks

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – Project Engineering Notebooks

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – BEST Award Marketing

2013 RMBEST Kickoff – The Rest of the BEST Award

Check out Jubilee BEST’s exciting new program – bESTology!

http://best.eng.auburn.edu/documents/bESTology_Announcement.pdf