The Office of Research was proud to sponsor the Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) UIL Robotics State Championship December 5-7, 2019 at the Comerica Center in Frisco, TX. Bringing science, technology, engineering, and math to middle and high school students is an overarching goal for BEST and a unique outreach opportunity for The University of Texas at Dallas.
In the past, we have offered opportunities for BEST Robotics participants to visit the UTD campus, instead this year we brought UT Dallas to Frisco.
The Office of Research hosted a Hot Cocoa and Cookies event on Thursday as teams were arriving in Frisco and unloading their marketing booths and robots.
During the BRIGHT Ideas Symposium on Friday, faculty led “TED Talk” style seminars and various departments hosted information booths for the students.
During our lunch and learn event, Your BEST Energy Powers BRIGHT Ideas, panelists spoke to 250 students, coaches, and mentors about the importance of alternative energy and the impact of disaster recovery.
Teams compete on Saturday in wild card matches, semi-final and final matches, facing tough opponents from across Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas.