Mississippi State University (MSU) will host the Mississippi Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) robotics contest, which will be held in McCarthy Gymnasium of the University on November 6.
Heiselt, Director of k-12 educational outreach and support programs at MSU's Bagley College of Engineering, has said that high school student teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee regions have developed robots based on a kit containing robotic components and all those remotely-controlled robots were built within a time deadline of six weeks. He added that this robotics challenge enables to instigate a competition spirit and improves analytical thinking ability of the students.
The BEST Robotics contest is focused on developing curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math and all the teams work with industry experts throughout the challenge. The winning teams will participate in the South's BEST regional contest, which will be held at Auburn University.
Funding for this contest is offered by Mississippi Sleep Innovations of Baldwyn, MSU's Bagley College of Engineering, EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), Mississippi Manufacturing Association, Nissan Canton and Caterpillar of Corinth.