My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Best Robotics Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
I first became involved with BEST in 2003 after being asked to help judge by a local professor and good friend. After the first hub event (then Alabama BEST) I was hooked. I was so thoroughly impressed by the program and by the enthusiasm of these remarkable students that I haven't missed the opportunity to judge at any our hub or regional events since! It was also my great pleasure to be part of the judging staff at the National Championship in 2010.
I know of no other program that offers students the opportunity to take part in such a "real world" engineering effort. BEST allows students of a wide range of skills and future career paths to come together in a team effort to design, build, promote, and support an engineered product. And what they accomplish along the way can only serve to grow them into truly successful people, no matter where their studies lead them.
As long as I'm able to support this wonderful process, how could I possibly not be involved?
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Reviewing the work of hundreds of BEST teams.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Grow the organization in areas of the country where team participation is low. Specifically the Northeast and West.
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