The University of West Florida hosts the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics hub, the first BEST hub in the State of Florida. Emerald Coast BEST will hold its seventh annual competition in the Field House at the UWF Pensacola campus on November 2, 2013.
The mission of BEST Inc. is to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science and engineering-based robotics competition each fall.
The goal of Emerald Coast BEST is to accommodate as many robotic teams as the competition venue and hub finances can support.
The funding of hub operations depends entirely on corporate and individual sponsorships. Materials kits to build the robots are provided to the teams by the hub. No fees are paid by students or schools participating in BEST robotics.
Registration is now open for the 2013 competition. If your middle school or high school plans to compete in this year's event then please be sure to complete the online registration process. You can register at http://ecbest2013.eventbrite.com.
This year's Teacher/Mentor Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Building 4 of the University of West Florida main campus in Pensacola. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend. You can register at http://2013ecbestteacherworkshop.eventbrite.com.
Teams Advancing to regional competition at South’s BEST in Auburn:
Check out how the 2011 BEST Robotics competition practice session turned out!
2011 Emerald Coast Best Robotics Intro Video