NEWS & UPDATES
• BEST Division State Championship scheduled for Dec. 8-9 in DFW area
Includes info on upcoming training opportunities
Robotics Pilot FAQ
Early exposure to hands-on learning and STEM education is one of the best ways to engage students and ultimately set them on a long-term path for success in college and a career of their choice. Robotics programming allows students to receive exposure to real-life problem solving in a competitive, fun environment.
UIL activities exist to complement academic curriculum and are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. The robotics pilot program is believed to do exactly that.
About the Pilot
The inaugural UIL robotics pilot program began during the 2015-2016 school year. The pilot program has two divisions, UIL Robotics: BEST™ Division and UIL Robotics: FIRST® Division. The FIRST Division will include two programs, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
- Informational and educational workshops will be scheduled in the spring, summer and fall of 2016. Details on workshop opportunities will be posted on the UIL Robotics Resources page as they are scheduled.
- The initial FIRST Division championship event will take place at the Austin Convention Center on July 28-30, 2016.
- The initial BEST Division championship event will take place on December 8-9 at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.