10/16/14 – BEST Update

Oct 16

RBAR (the robot now has a name) made it’s first public appearance at this week’s Pep Rally at the Dripping Springs Middle School and received a warm welcome.

We will be having a work session this Sunday from 2 – 5 for all team members at our usual Sunday location (please send an email to lmmarsan@gmail.com for directions).  

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BEST Test Drive Cancelled

Oct 11

The BEST test drive at Roger Beasley Volvo on Saturday, October 11th was cancelled due to thunderstorms and flooding. Our team is going to have a practice at our school.

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10/3/14 – BEST Update

Oct 03

Lots of stuff going on – please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Norman or any of the mentors if you have any questions.
Marketing team decided to have team members work on concepts for a video to be used in the elementary schools announcing the competition as well as various displays at the middle school. They decided the video should explain BEST, introduce this year’s theme, our robot, and invite folks to the competition.  The concepts will be reviewed by the marketing team on Tuesday and the team will then decide how to proceed with script writing, casting, etc.
Students also need to come up with a name for the company and the robot, hopefully they can finalize this next week in an after school meeting.
Upcoming dates:
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2/29/2014 BEST Update

Sep 30

The BEST team completed several milestones this first week:

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Tiger BEST Questionnaire

Sep 23



If you would like to participate on the BEST team, please fill out this form to provide information for the team website.

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BEST Kick-off Corrections

Sep 17

The Capitol Area BEST site has/had last year’s agenda posted for the event this Saturday. The previous posts on this site have been updated to reflect the correct 2014 agenda which you should have received when you registered with EventBrite.  It can be found here:


Changes to what was previously posted and what was discussed with the kids are:

  • Ending time – event concludes with the kit distribution.  This effort starts at 1pm (earlier than last year).
  • Breakfast items will be available at the start of the event – LUNCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
  • There will be NO tours of the fab facility this year.

Mr. Lohman, one of our BEST mentors, will be our escort for the event.   If something comes up and you decide not to attend, please let us know with a call or text to 512.809.9233.

Sorry for the confusion!

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