Welcome to our North Pontotoc Robotics Team Page! The team has competed the last three years as part of BEST Robotics competition.
On September 30, 2017, our North Pontotoc Robotics team competed against 23 teams from all over the state at our state competition, MS BEST Robotics Competition, held at Mississippi State University. We placed 5th overall, and our team is one of only five teams from the state of Mississippi that qualified to attend the regional competition for our area, South’s BEST Regional Championship! The championship is to be held at Auburn University in December 2017.
BEST Robotics incorporates many different areas. As part of this competition, our team members create a robot that will meet certain game objectives. This year’s game simulates industrial fires and how robots can be used to assist in rescue and extinguishing the flames. Along with building the robot, students must also document their design process by creating an engineering notebook. Marketing activities are incorporated as well. A marketing booth, marketing presentation, and branded promotional materials are all used to help to “sell” our robot. Students are also interviewed by judges and are able to communicate about what they learned by participating in robotics.
If you're interested in learning more about Robotics, see Ms. Carr in Room 401. If you are a business and would like to sponsor us to help with the cost of our trip to the South's BEST Regional Championship, please contact Ms. Mandy Carr at 662-489-5612 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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