For the 18th year, the Kansas BEST Hub will host the annual BEST competition for teams of high school and middle school students. The BEST competition motivates students by challenging them to build a remote-controlled robot that accomplishes a defined task within a competitive setting. Professional engineers and school teachers volunteer to coach teams through the engineering design process. Using only the materials in the BEST-provided kits, students have six weeks to design, develop and test a robot that can outperform their competitors. The weeks of hard work will culminate in a thrilling day-long competition in October.

Participation in Kansas BEST is FREE! All equipment is provided to participating teams. The only cost to teams is their transportation to events.


Events for the 2017 Season
at Wichita State University

Click on the event titles below for more details. 

 Kick Off 

                     September 2, 2017
Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Practice Day

                      October 7, 2017
Heskett Center

Game Day

                        October 14, 2017
Charles Koch Arena


If you have questions about how to become a Kansas BEST Team, contact Erin Shields with the College of Engineering at Wichita State University.