Robotics Teams Win Big at Texas BEST Championship

Robotics Teams Win Big at Texas BEST Championship
Posted on 12/20/2019
BESTThree Clear Creek ISD robotics teams recently traveled to Frisco, Texas, to compete for the state title at the 2019 Texas BEST and UIL State Championship.

“BEST is a ‘design-to-market’ engineering experience where students work with industry mentors to design a robot to play a game, document their work, create an educational display, and develop a marketing presentation for their design solution, all in only six weeks,” said Robotics and Engineering Program Manager James Jobe. “Students learn a variety of skills, including how to work on a large team, presentation and communication skills, robot control programming and computer-aided design.”

League City Intermediate’s Robocats brought home the 1st place Texas Instruments Game Award for winning the on-field robotics tournament, as well as winning the Collins Aerospace Spirit and Sportsmanship Award. Jigsaw, the combined CCISD high school team, was right behind League City in earning the 3rd place Texas Instruments Game Award. Jigsaw also brought home a 2nd place trophy for the Founder’s Award for Creative Design.

Wired, the team from Westbrook Intermediate, brought home the biggest honor of the three teams with a tie for 2nd place in the Texas BEST Award. This is awarded to the top all-around performance including on-field play, presentation and informational booth.

“Although our high school BEST team works strictly after school and on Saturdays, our WAVE schools at League City and Westbrook offer a fall semester mini course that allows our students to work during the school day with mentors from NASA and NASA contractors,” said Jobe. “The opportunity to work during the school day is unique to this contest in CCISD.”
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