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SPSU hosts 2013 Georgia BEST Robotics competition

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OCT. 15, 2013 – Southern Polytechnic State University will host the 2013 Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition on Sat., Oct. 19, in the university gymnasium. The event is comprised of two competitions – one involving the building of robots from a specific list of parts and the other centered around the completion of tasks such as writing high-quality engineering journals, designing a website, delivering an oral presentation and creating a table display.

Georgia BEST’s mission is to engage, excite and inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in science- and engineering-based robotics competitions.

Engineers and other technical professionals will serve as mentors guiding teams from different Georgia schools through the design and construction phase. In addition, each student will work side-by-side with a professional from a local company or agency to learn what engineers do.

The winners of both the Robotics and BEST award divisions will compete for the regional title at Auburn University in Alabama later in the year. Local participating schools in this year’s competition include Wheeler High School (Marietta), Lassiter High School (Marietta), Osborne High School (Marietta), Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta), Gwinnett School of Science and Technology (Lawrenceville) and Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw).

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