October 24, 2019
Press Contact: Liz Densmore; 601.939.8535; Ldensmore@lecinc.com
The MS BEST Robotics Competition is designed to inspire and interest students in engineering, science and technology through participation in an exciting sports-like technology contest.
This year's competition takes place on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 on the MSU Campus in Starkville.
This is the third year in a row for LEC to sponsor the competition, as part of the company's continued commitment in helping cultivate tomorrow's workforce by investing in the expansion of access to STEM education.
"LEC believes in inspiring the next generation of inventors by helping provide life-changing experiences for young innovators and creative problem solvers in our community," said Liz Densmore, APR, director of marketing and corporate communications at LEC. "In this era of rapidly evolving technology, these students will be the drivers of tomorrow’s breakthroughs, and LEC is grateful to be a part of that through the MS BEST Robotics Competition."
About the MS BEST Robotics Competition
The competition motivates students by challenging them to build a remote-controlled robot that accomplishes a defined task within a competitive setting. A mentor and a school coach guide student teams through the engineering process.
Using only the materials provided, students have six weeks to design, develop and test a robot that can outperform their competitors. During this time, the students experience the same problems, challenges and breakthroughs that an engineering team encounters when it takes a product to market. In both cases, there are team dynamics, time constraints, material constraints and pressure from other teams who are trying to solve the same problem. Placed in a real situation, with real problems, the students provide real (and surprisingly ingenious) solutions. The weeks of hard work culminate in a thrilling day-long competition where one team achieves “BEST” performance. The inspiring event combines the excitement of a high school football game with the strategy of a chess match and the intellectual challenge of a science fair.
The heart of the MS BEST Robotics Competition is the experience of solving a seemingly overwhelming task using simple engineering methods and old-fashioned teamwork. Thanks to this experience, students who participate in BEST are better prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
Learn More: 2019 MS BEST Robotics Competition
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