Kick-off day: September 20th - NDSU, Memorial union (doors open at 10:00am, event is 10:30AM TO 3:30PM)
At the Kick-Off day event the playing field is unveiled, game rules are presented, and kits are distributed. In addition, a series of educational breakout sessions are held. All teams are required to have a representative present at kick-off. It is not necessary to bring your entire team, however, it is recommended to bring as many team members as possible.
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All teams participating in Bison BEST must register using the eventbrite system for online registration. Please complete this prior to coming to the Kick-Off Day. To register, click here.
Project Engineering Notebook
Team Exhibit & Interview
Spirit & Sportsmanship
Understanding your VEX Hardware & Robot Building Basics
Advanced Robot Building & Design Tips
Introduction to Simulink
Programming your VEX Controller
EasyC Programming Tips
Programming with EasyC
Mall Day: October 25th - West Acres Shopping Center (10:00AM to 4:00PM)
At the Mall Day event, teams are given an opportunity to practice with their robot on the playing field. In addition, robots can go through a pre-compliance check in preparation for game day. Participation in Mall Day is optional, but highly encouraged.
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Game Day: october 31st & november 1st - shelly ellig indoor track and field facility, NDSU
On Friday judging takes place on the team exhibits, marketing presentations, and project engineering notebooks. There will also be time for practice driving and robot compliance check. Friday activities typically run from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
On Saturday, the robotics matches are held. Saturday activities typically run from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
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BEST Award Links
Teacher of the Year Award is due October 22nd at 12:00 NOON . . Click here to nominate your teacher
Mentor of the Year Award is due October 22nd at 12:00 NOON . . Click here to nominate your mentor
Best YouTube Video Award is due October 30th at 12:00 NOON . . Click here to submit your YouTube Link
Best Team Website Award is due October 30th at 12:00 NOON . . Click here to submit your Website Link
#101 - Wing Public School
#102 - Central Lakes Robotics
#103 - Barnesville High School
#104 - Turtle Mountain High School
#105 - Climax-Shelly Public School
#106 - Norman County East
#107 - Davies High School
#108 - Kittson Central High School
#109 - Kindred High School
#110 - Pelican Rapids High School
#111 - Red River ALC
#112 - KINETICH Robotics
#113 - St. Joes School
#114 - Four Winds
#115 - Northern Cass School
#116 - Hope-Page High School
#117 - Minto Public School
#118 - Sisler High School
#119 - Valley City High School
#120 -Breckenridge High School
Judges and Volunteers
To sign up to be a judge or volunteer, please click here.