What is FIRST?
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) is an organization founded by Dean Kamen that has the following vision:
"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
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What is FRC?
FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) is a division of FIRST dedicated to students in grades 9 thru 12. Teams work design, develop, and build larger robots for competitions on a 25' by 50' playing field. Each year, the design, objective, and requirements for the robotic challenge are different.
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What is Team 1629?
Team 1629 is a FIRST FRC team comprised of high school students in Garrett County, Maryland.
What is GaCo?
GaCo (Garrett County Coalition) is a nickname for Team 1629. GaCo, a blended team from two competing high schools - Northern (blue) and Southern (red), coming together in the spirit of cooperation to learn more about science and technology.
Lets Go GaCo!!!
GaCo or Gecko?
Our nickname is GaCo. But it is close enough to a gecko that a gecko is our team mascot! His name is Sticky! (Geico we would love a sponsorship).
This is Team 1629's web site. Click on the links below (Subpages) or in the Navigation Bar on the left to learn more...