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!

View the 2015 Results
Watch the 2015 Pay Dirt Competition

Watch the 2016 Bet the Farm Game Teaser

2016 Schedule for "BET THE FARM"


  • 2016 registration is open at EventBrite.
  • FREE to teams (no registration fee and all supplies provided by generous sponsors)
  • Register now to reserve a space in the competition
  • Teams accepted on first-come, first-served basis
  • One team per school but no limit on team size

Kick-Off Day: Saturday, September 17th

  • Playing field and game revealed
  • Teams receive kits for robot
  • Training sessions

Practice Day:  Saturday, October 15th

  • Optional work day on SDSU campus for teams
  • Teams practice with robot on actual competition field

Game Day: Saturday, October 29th

  • Robot Competition
  • BEST judging
    •      Exhibit & Interview
    •      Marketing Presentation
    •      Spirit & Sportsmanship
  • Winners move on to Northern Plains Regional in Fargo, ND.

To become a part of this amazing event, contact Kim Prohaska, Jackrabbit BEST Hub Director, by email or 605.688.6268

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