BEST Robotics

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BEST Robotics Competition
Most recent season or competition:
Bet The Farm
Sport Robotics-related games
Founded 1993
Founder Ted Mahler
Steve Marum
Inaugural season 1993
Director Rosemary Mendel
President Todd Atkins
No. of teams 700+
Country United States of America
Most recent
64 - Robojackets
34 - Ultimate Robotic
182 - Central Lakes Robotics
Official website

BEST, Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology, is a national 6-week robotics competition in the United States held each fall, designed to help interest middle school and high school students in possible engineering careers. The games are similar in scale to the FIRST Tech Challenge.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Mark Gura; Kathleen P. King (1 January 2007). Classroom Robotics: Case Stories of 21st Century Instruction for Millennial Students. IAP. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-1-59311-602-6. 
  2. ^ Senay Purzer; Johannes Strobel; Monica E. Cardella (15 August 2014). Engineering in Pre-College Settings: Synthesizing Research, Policy, and Practices. Purdue University Press. pp. 390–. ISBN 978-1-55753-691-4. 
  3. ^ Joseph A. Angelo (2007). Robotics: A Reference Guide to the New Technology. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 401–. ISBN 978-1-57356-337-6. 

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