CCISD Team Wins Texas BEST Championship

CCISD Team Wins Texas BEST Championship
Posted on 11/19/2014
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November 18, 2014

CCISD Team Wins Texas BEST Championship



Clear Creek ISD’s high school Robotics’ team and two intermediate school teams competed at the 2014 Texas BEST. Championship in Dallas, TX on November 14 and 15. Team Jigsaw, comprised of students from Clear Brook High School, Clear Lake High School, Clear Springs High School and Clear Horizons Early College High School, was ranked number three after 38 qualifying matches.  Team Jigsaw went on to win the Texas BEST. Championship robot game and received the Texas Instruments Game Division Award.  The team also received 2nd place in the Texas Instruments Most Robust Award.

More than 60 teams competed including Westbrook Intermediate and League City Intermediate. Westbrook’s WIRED team won first place in T-shirt design. Their robot placed 32nd overall. League City’s RoboCats won 3rd place in website design and had the honor of presenting their marketing presentation at a VIP luncheon at the competition.

Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics organizes annual robotics competitions that introduce intermediate and high-school students to engineering, problem-solving and teamwork - providing a taste of what it's like to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

The Texas BEST Regional Robotics Competition, hosted by the University of Texas at Dallas, serves15 hubs in the Southwestern United States.  The competition brings together 60 champion teams from hubs in Texas and New Mexico.  This year’s game Blade Runner used teamwork and innovative thinking to execute five sets of tasks to assemble and position a wind turbine into a completed state. This includes designing and building a prototype vehicle capable of transporting and maneuvering components of the wind turbines.
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