BEST robotics is kicking off the 2015 junior and senior high school competition: PayDirt!, in the next several weeks across the metroplex. Teams from Dallas, Collin County, Ft Worth, and nearby will all be going head-to-head to see who can design the best robot to play this year’s game.
Mentors are needed to help teams go through the 6 week design/build/test process. No mentoring or engineering experience is required—the students do all of the work; mentor training provided. Season lasts only 6 weeks, from September through October (schedules vary).
Dallas BEST ( www.dallas-best.org) contact is Bill Rock firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Spangler 972-344-8057 email@example.com
Collin County (CoCo BEST, www.cocobest.net) contact is Janne Ackerman, 972.867.8712, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ft Worth (Cowtown BEST, www.cowtownbest.org) contact is David Kwast, email@example.com
For more info, contact Jon or Bill, or see the National BEST web site at www.bestinc.org
We will be offering a combined information and training session for any interested potential volunteers. Attending the training session is voluntary and does not obligate you to be a mentor. The New Mentor Information session will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Conference Room 4 at the Dallas Texins Activity Center on North Campus (TI Expressway site). If you are interested but cannot attend in person, we have set up a WebEx on-line session that will allow to you see the presentation and participate in a conference call during the session.
Alternatively, you can join by going to http://ti.webex.com and entering the meeting number 752 209 779; no passcode needed for WebEx access.
Teleconference: local access: 972-995-7777 or toll free: 877-561-6828; Teleconference passcode: 30069759