On August 25, several members of SCHE Robotics met to view the national game reveal video streamed live on YouTube. Members met at McCain Hall on Mississippi State University’s campus.
The team learned that the problem simulated by BEST involved cleaning pollution, which consisted of plastic bottles, soup cans and ping pong balls, from the ocean. They got a glimpse of the field of play and the tasks required for success.
The official MS BEST local kickoff was on September 8. Since then, the team has been in discussion of ideas for robot design and strategy, booth construction, and outreach to other schools and local newspapers.