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War Eagle BEST Robotics season begins

Published: 09/14/2015

By: Lindsay Miles

War Eagle BEST Robotics, an annual program sponsored by COSAM and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has kicked off the 2015 season. Each fall, teams of middle and high school students from schools located in East Central Alabama and West Georgia design, build and program a robot from a kit of raw materials through implementation of the engineering design process. The six-week program culminates in a one-day, arena competition. Winners will advance to the regional South’s BEST competition, also hosted by Auburn University.

The official kickoff was held at Opelika High School, where 23 teams received their design equipment, learned details of the competition and viewed the playing field for this year’s competition titled, “Pay Dirt.”

BEST, which stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology,” is recognized and supported by the Alabama Governor's Office of Workforce Development, as well as hundreds of businesses, industries and other community partnerships across the state of Alabama. For more information on BEST Robotics, go to wareaglebest.org.

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