University of West Florida School of Science and Engineering Kaleidoscope
Volume 2  |  Issue 2  |  Winter 2012

School Supports STEM Outreach

Emerald Coast BEST Robotics CompetitionUWF hosted the sixth annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition on October 20th on its Pensacola campus. Fifteen teams comprised of 500 participants, along with their teachers and parents, converged onto campus to compete in this exciting event. Warp XX was this year's game and required teams to solve the unique challenge of designing and construction robots that could accomplish vertical tasks by simulating a space elevator. Teams advancing to regional competition at South's BEST in Auburn were Seaside Neighborhood Middle School, Woodham Middle School and Newpoint Pensacola High School.

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 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. A special thanks to AT&T, ASHRAE, Cox, and Gulf Power for their continued support. For more information, visit

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