Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall: Claudia Crosby Theater
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Trojan Center Ballrooms
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Troy University - Smith Hall: Claudia Crosby Theater
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Troy University - Smith Hall: Claudia Crosby Theater
Register your team using the following link: https://2018_troy_university_best_robotics.eventbrite.com/
Additional Information at www.bestinc.org
BEST stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology, and is a national program with local competition sites in nineteen states. It is administered by BEST Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, that sets curriculum and competition standards.
The mission of BEST is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through participation in a competitive robotics program that fosters knowledge, teamwork, and communication. A major tenet of the program is that the program is free to schools; there is neither a cost for the robotics materials nor a fee for registering a team.
The competition is open to middle and high school students. There is no limit to the number of students who can participate on the team; however, each school may only enter one team.
There are two parallel competitions associated with the BEST program – the robotics competition and the BEST Award.
The robotics competition is a high‐energy sports‐like environment but good sportsmanship is essential. Student‐driven robots compete against the challenges of the game, not other robots. Each year's game theme and playing field is revealed by mid-September. Teams all across the country are provided with an identical kit with equipment and parts. Teams are also given a set of game specific rules before entering their local competition, then given six weeks to design and build their robot.
In addition to the robotics portion of competition, all teams must complete and provide an engineering notebook. Students may also choose to compete for the BEST award, which includes giving an oral marketing presentation, constructing an educational team exhibit, and showing excellent team spirit and sportsmanship. BEST uses the excitement of robotics to teach engineering and business processes.
The competition is FREE for schools to participate. At the bare minimum, the only costs your team will incur are expenses related to traveling to/from Troy for the competition events. Troy University BEST Robotics will loan robot equipment to the participating schools for the duration of the 6‐week build and competition period. All materials must be returned after the competition is completed unless the team is advancing to the regional competition (South’s BEST). Additional costs may arise from t‐shirts, building a practice field, or traveling locally for community outreach.
Each school can enter only one team in the competition (this includes public, private, and home schools). There is no limit to the number of students that may participate on each team. Space in the Troy University competition is limited to 10 teams.
The following are recommended as you start your team:
For more information on how to start or register a team, please contact Dr. Robin Bynum, Executive Director of Education Outreach for the College of Education, Troy University, by phone at (334) 670-5978.
The role of the team mentor is to work with the teacher/advisor to guide students through the engineering and design process, including overseeing the building of the robot. Mentors can donate as much time as they feel is appropriate; however, the students should be the primary builders and designers.
Mentors can be engineers, college students or faculty, trade/professional people, and other community members interested in helping middle and high school students.
Adapted from South’s BEST Robotics
Coach Survival Guide http://www.bestinc.org/survival_guide/index.html
BESTology 2.0 http://www.bestinc.org/bestology/
BESTology is a resource for schools (teams) participating in the nationwide BEST Robotics Program to learn educational and workforce development concepts revolving around 2018 game-Current Events!
VEX EDR Curriculum http://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/home.html
This curriculum provides resources to help guide teachers and students through the building of the robot and the competition process. Everything is included so even a completely inexperienced teacher or student can be successful.
SketchUp is a powerful application that can generate complex 3D models for buildings cars, equipment and other objects. It is used by designers, engineers, and architects to create the basis for their projects.