Jackrabbit BEST Robotics

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Inc. started in Texas in 1993 by two engineers from Texas Instruments. Since then, interest in the program has helped create 50 hubs (local competition sites) nationwide. SDSU is proud to be one of the newest hubs.

The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) offers

  • the EXCITEMENT of a basketball game
  • the STRATEGY of a chess match
  • the INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE of a science fair
  • the PRESSURE of a competitive sporting event

. . . plus hundreds of screaming fans, pep bands, cheerleaders, music, dancing, and mascots!


Game Day 

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019  8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Swiftel Center (East side of Brookings)
  • Compete
  • Present
  • Display educational exhibit
  • Have a lot of fun!
  • Winners of robotics competition and BEST Award advance to a Regional Championship in Denver, CO


Watch the 2016 Bet the Farm Competition in the video below


Watch the 2017 Cross-fire Competition in the video below

Watch the 2018 Current Events Competition in the video below




All events are free and open to the public

To become a part of this amazing event, contact Becky Pistulka by email or 605-688-6792

For more information about the national organization, visit the BEST Robotics Inc. website.