FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8926
Fax 301.334.7498

Advocating and Practicing STEM in Garrett County

Welcome to the home for FIRST* Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629 - the Garrett Coalition or GaCo for short. We are composed of students from Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools and build robots for competition. More importantly, we advocate and practice STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in our community. Our mission is to provide each youngster in Garrett County with the catalyst required to develop skills that are essential to be successful in STEM. 

The team's ultimate goal is to achieve the vision of FIRST* - "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

We do this by creating an environment for our students to be mentored by STEM professionals and forming partnerships with other organizations to achieve common goals and objectives. Our most effective method of evangelizing youth for STEM is something inspiring in itself - LEGO.


*FIRST = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology  •   



Local FIRST Robotics Team to host Robot Demonstration on February 15, 2015

FIRST Robotic Team (FRC) 1629 will be demonstrating its robot on Feb. 15, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Garrett Engineering and Robotics Society (GEARS) located in Accident, MD, at the Industrial Park.

Feb 10, 2015 at 3:58pm, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Potato Taco Bar this Tuesday, Feb 11, at Northern High School

Fundraiser for High School Robotics Program.

Feb 10, 2014 at 11:12am, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

FRC Team 1629 Competing at Chesapeake Regional

High School Robotics Team FRC 1629, GaCo, selects the Chesapeake Regional as their initial pick of where to compete for the 2014 season.

Feb 9, 2014 at 12:51pm, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629