What is Emerald Coast BEST Robotics?

‌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 eleventh annual competition in the Field House at the UWF Pensacola campus on November 3, 2018.

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. (BEST Sponsorship Form 2018)

2018 Emerald Coast BEST Team Registration

Registration for new and returning schools

Please visit and view our 2018 Video Teaser on YouTube. 


The four teams advancing to Auburn for Competition are: (Drum roll, please!)

- Seaside Neighborhood School- First place BEST award

- Woodlawn Beach Middle School- Second Place BEST Award

- Pensacola Catholic High School- First place Robot award

- Brown Barge Middle School- Second place Robot award

More Information

2018 Best Robotics Schedule

Check back for the list of 2018 Sponsors.


2018 TEAMS

Team #School NameTeacher Name
  Escambia County School District   
308 Woodham Middle School Kenneth Atkinson
307 Brown-BArge Middle School Heath Parr
306 Washington High School Michael Bloomer
290 Ransom Middle School Nancy O'Neal
  Santa Rosa County School District  
304 Santa Rosa High School Mark Sargent
294 Hobbs Middle School Leif White
291 Woodlawn Beach Middle School Shannon Farrel
293 Chumuckla Elementary School Sandra Davis
288 Gulf Breeze High School Cindy Gulley
297 Avalon Middle School Frank Beckwith
  Jay Elementary School Lisa Underwood
299 Gulf Breeze Middle School Laura Titus
300 Pace High School Kelsey Womack
  Walton County School District  
292 South Walton High School Richard Komando
  Walton County Public Charter Schools  
  Seacoast Collegiate High School Christopher Eby
305 Seaside Neighborhood School Courtney Krick
  Bay County School District  
289 J.R. Arnold High School Joseph Bell
  Private Schools  
298 Pensacola Catholic High School Dana Lupton
  Episcopal Day School Bridget Fluegge
  Gulf Shores Middle School Jeff Ostrowski
295 Northwest Florida Robot Spot Jennifer LaPoint
  Open for more schools to register.