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2013 War Eagle BEST Final Results

BEST Award Winners
1st Place: Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
2nd Place: Wetumpka High School
3rd Place: Springwood School
4th Place (finalist): Columbus High School

Game Winners
1st Place Robotics: Wetumpka High School
2nd Place Robotics: Lee-Scott Academy
3rd Place Robotics: Saint James School
4th Place Robotics (finalist): Springwood School

Advancing to South's Best
1: Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
2: Wetumpka High School
3: Lee-Scott Academy
4: Springwood School
5: Saint James School

Full Awards


About BEST

About War Eagle BEST


War Eagle BEST was co-founded by personnel from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University in 2001. The first competition was held in the fall of 2001 in the Student Activities Center on the Auburn campus. Twenty-two schools participated that year.

Based on the enthusiastic support from participating schools in 2001, War Eagle BEST grew dramatically in 2002. The number of schools wanting to participate swelled, which prompted the need to hold a second, parallel competition just for middle schools. Over 20 middle schools participated in the competition held at the University of Alabam ‚€“ Birmingham and co-sponsored by the School of Engineering‚€™s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Forty-four high schools competed at Auburn and the winners of the middle school competition advanced to the championship.

In 2003, the two colleges petitioned BEST Robotics to become BEST's second regional championship, South's BEST. Granted this request, the two colleges not only hosted War Eagle BEST, but South's BEST, as well. War Eagle BEST was held at Auburn High School and attracted 20-plus teams to compete.

Because of the massive amount of time and effort required to develop South's BEST, Huntingdon College in Montgomery hosted the 2004 and 2005 competitions.

In 2006, War Eagle BEST returned to the Auburn campus and 17 teams from Central Alabama and the Birmingham area competed.

This fall, War Eagle BEST will focus on schools in Central Alabama, particularly along the I-85 Corridor. Twenty-six teams will compete.

Due to the efforts of the College of Engineering and College of Sciences & Mathematics to develop and promote BEST, it is now being recognized as an ideal workforce development program that industry is seeking. BEST excels at introducing students to what is called the "engineering design process,"" which helps them become more technically proficient, which is what industry needs as more-and-more "high tech" companies come to Alabama.


Why it matters.


Volunteering


War Eagle BEST is almost entirely staffed by volunteers from Auburn University, civic groups, the community, local industry, local and state government, and the State Department of Education. We gladly welcome all individuals and groups that want to be a part of this worthwhile, rewarding, and incredibly fun experience! No experience is required and we provide training.

Here's where we need volunteers:

Team mentors - helping a participating school's robotics team through the six-week "design and construction" phase leading up to the competition itself. Learn more here.

Competition judges - judging the numerous awards categories on "Game Day" (most categories are non-technical and all are fun to judge). Learn more here.

Event Personnel - helping run the Game Day operation, including such areas as registration, hospitality, merchandise sales, refereeing, scorekeeping, and game operations.

The competition utilizes 30 to 50 volunteers to help make the all day event run smoothly--you receive training and a t-shirt, we feed you well, and you get to be part of a high-energy, positive and rewarding experience! No judging experience or engineering/technical degree is required.

To learn more about volunteering at War Eagle BEST and obtain a sign-up form, contact:

Erin Perival, Volunteer Coordinator erin.percival@auburn.edu or 334-844-7449

2013 Events Schedule


Travel Information
Gameday Map
Driving Directions
Marketing Presentation Map
Game Day Schedule

Kick Off Day
Thursday, September 5th, 5pm-7pm
Lee-Scott Academy
Auburn, AL

Mall Day
Sunday, October 6th, 1pm-5pm
Village Mall
Auburn, AL

Game Day
Saturday, October 19th, am-5pm
Student Activities Center
Auburn University Campus

South's BEST
December 7-8
Auburn Arena
Auburn University Campus


Competing Teams

School

Location

A-2-Z Homeschool

Auburn, AL

Auburn Junior High School

Auburn, AL

Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School

Montgomery, AL

Central Educational Center

Newnan, GA

Columbus High School

Columbus, GA

Glenwood School

Smiths Station, AL

Hardaway High School

Columbus, GA

Jordan High School

Columbus, GA

LAMP High School

Montgomery, AL

Lanett High School

Lanett, AL

Lee-Scott Academy

Auburn, AL

Loachapoka High School

Loachapoka, AL

Montgomery Catholic Prep School

Montgomery, AL

Northside High School

Columbus, GA

Opelika High School

Opelika, AL

Opelika Middle School

Opelika, AL

Prattville High School

Prattville, AL

Saint James School

Montgomery, AL

Smiths Station High School

Smiths Station, AL

Southside Middle School

Tallassee, AL

Spencer High School

Columbus, GA

Springwood School

Lanett, AL

Wetumpka High School

Wetumpka, AL

Wetumpka Middle School

Wetumpka, AL

* Linked pages are the websites submitted by the respective teams.
Auburn University is the Headquarters of BEST Robotics, Inc. #
Contact: George Blanks, Ed.D.
Executive Director of BEST Robotics, Inc.
and Director of K-12 Engineering Outreach
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
217 Ramsay Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
334.844.5759 (o)
blankgw@auburn.edu
www.eng.auburn.edu
Mary Lou Ewald
Director of Outreach
College of Sciences and Mathematics
131 Sciences Center Classrooms Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-5745 (office)
334-444-1513 (cell)
ewaldml@auburn.edu
Hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM)
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