Educational Institutions

San Antonio Best

  • San Antonio, TX
  • http://www.sabest.org

Mission Statement

San Antonio BEST was started in 1994 by a group of technical professionals from Southwest Research Institute, St. Mary's University and the United States Air Force. BEST teams engineers and other technical professionals with high school age students for a six week long construction project. Teams must design the robot to accomplish a task and build the robot within specific constraints.

Main Programs

  1. Robotics Competition
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

San Antonio, Texas, including Bexar County and the counties that immediately border Bexar County

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Mr Terry Grimley

Keywords

Self-reported

mentor,robot,competition,engineering,science, technology,students, STEM

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Also Known As

SABEST

EIN

74-2718069

 Number

8484433474

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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More than 500 students participate in San Antonio BEST each year.  In addition to learning and applying technology,  these students learn to work together on teams.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Robotics Competition

San Antonio Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology annually sponsors a robotics competition for high school age students. Teams are given a set of rules, a kit of raw materials, radio-control equipment, and six-weeks to build a machine to accomplish a task. Technical professionals, along with parents and teachers, volunteer their time to mentor the students through this process. The resulting machines compete head-to-head in an exciting, sports-like atmosphere. By working closely with the mentors, the students learn about teamwork, brainstorming, fabrication, and applying math and physics skills to practical design problems.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$20,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

San Antonio, Texas, including Bexar County and the counties that immediately border Bexar County

Funding Needs

SA BEST raises approximately $20,000 each year to execute its annual robotics competition.

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Operations

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San Antonio Best

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Terry Grimley

BIO

Terry Grimley is a Principal Engineer at Southwest Research Institute.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Terry Grimley

Southwest Research Institute

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