Lipscomb University’s Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering and Nissan North America present:
Saturday, Oct. 18
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
This annual engineering competition, Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST), involves 16 schools in a head-to-head robotic test of wills.
Students steer robots they have constructed in class over the past six weeks to complete designated tasks on a game field spread out over the arena floor. Cheerleaders, mascots, friends and family cheer on the mechanical competitors and their drivers. This year, the robots are constructing a faux wind turbine by moving around wooden dowel rods, balls and foam pieces around the game field.
The public is invited to watch these schools’ robots compete and to get a taste of a future engineering career in robotics. Many schools set up themed display booths exploring engineering themes. Up to 2,000 people usually attend or participate in Music City BEST each year.
For more information, contact Jenni Johnson and 966.6244.