Columbus Georgia BEST Robotics Division --> Columbus HS, Hardaway/EC, Jordan HS, Spencer

Columbus High School * Early College Academy of Columbus/ Hardaway School * Jordan High School * Spencer High School *

Pictures from Kickoff

Click on the logo above to visit the main BEST website.
  • BEST stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology.
  • Students must design, build, program a robot to compete against other schools all in 6 weeks time.
  • Part of the competition involves teaching the lessons learned to the community through the BEST

The following section in ORANGE is just for the Columbus High School team. It will be moved to the CHS BEST page within the first week of the season.

Minimum Requirements to be put on the CHS ROSTER:

Final roster based on contributions (attendance and skill set) announced by early October.


Parents are encouraged to participate as volunteer technical and non-technical mentors, and for transportation to Kickoff, Mall Day, and War Eagle BEST competition. Parents can sign up for the same google group above to get announcements (emails are often about robotics, so there is an option to receive one combined email per day or just see the emails when you go to the Google group if you do not want a lot of robot emails). Parents who indicated they can help on the student permission form will receive an email to join the Robotics Booster Club.

Initial Schedule

Wednesday, September 4: 3:30-4pm, CHS Portable 1B. Planning for Kickoff travel arrangements, Training sign-ups, IPT shadow program for rookies
4:20pm - 6:30pm. Veteran Planning meeting.
Thursday, September 5: 4:30pm - 8:30pm, Leave from CHS to kickoff by parent volunteer transportation.
Friday, September 6: CHS, Portable 1B. 3:30 - 6:00pm. Engineering Best Practices and Brainstorming.
Saturday, September 7: Jordan, noon - 4pm. Tool training, Brainstorming -- experiment design, Veteran programming preparations
Sunday, September 8: Jordan, 1pm - 4pm. Brainstorming -- design, testing, programming
Tuesday, September 10: CHS, Portable 1B. 3:30pm - 4pm, Status meeting.
Season work schedule picks up below.


RobotC Training

Important Dates

  • Overall meeting at Jordan High School in the Media Center, Thursday, August 20 from 4pm to 5pm.
  • Training session 1 at Jordan High School
  • Training session 2 at Jordan High School
  • KICKOFF! at Auburn University Student Center on Thursday, September 5th from 5pm to 7pm (Central time) so we get back around 9pm.

Regular meetings every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 4pm to 6pm AND Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Changes to the schedule will be made using the Google group listserv and will arrive via the email that was registered.

Mall Day, 10/6 Auburn Village Mall?
Competition Day, 10/19, Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn, AL)

Starting in late November, Columbus BEST Robotics will become:
Columbus FIRST Robotics!