Dallas BEST Robotics is an all volunteer group of engineers, technologists, and anyone else interested in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to middle, junior, and senior high school students through an annual robotics competition. Materials are provided to the teams at no cost thanks to our generous corporate contributions and local associates. Dallas BEST generally accepts senior high, junior high, and middle school teams from Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman counties, and East to the state line, plus other areas as appropriate.
Coronavirus Concerns: We are making accommodations to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The national organizers have plans for 3 levels of operation that may differ between BEST hubs. Our Dallas hub has decided to use the least restrictive or Classic plan competition, with the traditional head to head competition Game Day but with pandemic precautions in accordance with each venues rules.
The 2022 competition theme, Made 2 Order, is accepting team registrations now. Details for the contest will be revealed on Kickoff Day in September. Teams are typically school based or home school co-ops. If you have a team interested in participating, please contact us using this email link. If you are a new team, please provide some details about your students (how many, age/grade range, any experience in robotics contests) and we will reply with the registration details. Other nearby hubs include Cowtown BEST, DC BEST (Denton County), and CoCo BEST (Collin County).
Optional Summer teacher/mentor workshops were offered in July.
Our milestone event dates for 2022 will span an 8 week schedule:
Advancing teams competed at:
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Dallas BEST Robotics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed in Guidestar. Donations are always welcome. Employer 3rd party giving opportunities are available thru Benevity, Cybergrants, and Fidelity. Many companies match employee/retiree personal donations (Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Motorola, etc.), so be sure to request it.
The volunteers and participants of Dallas BEST Robotics would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the annual contest. The generous financial support provided by Texas Instruments and the TI Foundation enabled Dallas BEST Robotics to impact over 250 students across 25 teams during the eight-week competition.
Please check out this message from Dallas BEST participants and coaches. https://youtu.be/gwFPpgsLI8s
We hope we can count on support from TI in the future so we can continue our mission to inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
Joel Graber & Bill Rock
2022 Dallas BEST Robotics Co-directors