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BEST robotics volunteer info session Aug. 31

The 2022 BEST Robotics High School and Middle School Competition will be kicking off soon and we need volunteers! This year's game is Made 2 Order! Watch an "almost useful" teaser video (by design)

You can also get a history lesson of BEST Robotics as the competition celebrates 30 years of "some assembly required" robots:  https://best30th.bestrobotics.org/  

The Dallas, CoCo, and Cowtown BEST Hubs will be competing using Classic format with student teams building their own robots and competing in a head to head Game Day contest. Top teams advance to the Regional / Texas State competition in Devember.

We are looking for volunteers to support the competition in several ways: Team Mentors, Judges, and Event Day volunteers. Event dates vary by hub.

Informational Meeting
If you are new or just want an update on BEST Robotics, please join us for an information session to be held via ZOOM on Wednesday evening, Aug. 31 at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to get an overview of the upcoming season as well as get your questions answered.  We hope you will be able to join. We will cover:

  • Season schedule
  • Kickoff
    • Cowtown (Tarrant County+) Sept. 3
    • CoCo (Collin County+) Sept. 10
    • Dallas (Dallas County+) Sept. 17
  • Game Day
    • Cowtown Oct. 14-15 (< 6 week contest?)
    • CoCo Nov. 4-5
    • Dallas Nov. 11-12
  • Regional / State UIL Robotics Competition  Dec. 1-3
  • Roles and responsibilities (mentors, volunteers, teachers, students, hub team)
  • Other training Resources available
  • Question and Answer

For those unable to attend, we can provide the presentation material. You can contact Jon Spangler j-spangler@raytheon.com if you need help with getting setup or if you have any questions. 

Meeting Details
Topic: Dallas BEST Mentor/Teacher Training
Time: Aug 31, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82282222850?pwd=c1RjcTNQbjMyZTA1MGJ5bEtDa0lNdz09
Meeting ID: 822 8222 2850
Passcode: 423996