Little Elm High School students shine at BEST Robotics competition. The BEST Robotics competition is a competition where students are given boxes of materials and asked to turn those raw materials into a working robot. The robot must be able to accomplish a scaled down version of a real-world engineering problem.
The inspiration for this year's problem was taken from the power grid collapse in Puerto Rico. Students had to build a robot that could hang power lines, conduit, and transformers simulated with rope, PVC, and cardboard.
At the Denton County BEST hub, Little Elm's TSA Club competed making it to the semifinal round and winning the Founder's award for engineering design. The Founder's award is given to the team that makes the best use of the engineering design process or more simply the best design.