Troy University BEST Robotics ‘Game Day’ competition set for Nov. 5

The Game Day competition will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

The Game Day competition will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

The Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center at Troy University will present the fifth BEST Robotics Game Day competition on Nov. 5 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

This year’s Game Day, with the theme is “Made 2 Order,” will begin at 10 a.m. with 16 teams competing. The BEST program, which stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, is in its 30th year.

The Troy University BEST Robotics competition is an event designed to inspire students in southeast Alabama to pursue careers in technology, science and engineering through participation in competitive programs. The competition takes place over a nine-week period, that began with the Kickoff Day on Sept. 10, and will conclude with Saturday’s Game Day competition. 

During the nine-week period, each team must design and build a robot using materials received in kits during the competition’s Kickoff Day. From the competition, students are able to gain skills necessary for students in fostering knowledge, teamwork and communication. Some of those include planning skills, learning how to use computer software and learning technology and budgeting skills. 

Participants will be judged on an oral marketing presentation, an educational team exhibit, an engineering notebook, a team webpage and a critical engineering design process interview.

Sponsored by area businesses and benefactors, the program is provided free of charge to local middle and high school students. While there is no limit to the number of students who may participate, each school may enter only one team.

For additional information, contact Dr. Robin Bynum, rbynum@troy.edu, 334-670-5978.

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