FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Advocating and Practicing STEM in Garrett County

FIRST STEAMWORKS LOGOWelcome 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.

 Click here to watch a news feature about our Top Spinner initiative using LEGO.

Click here for details about this season's game.

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



GaCo Competes at the Southwest Virginia District Event

1629 Competes at Chesapeake District Qualification Event.

Mar 7, 2017 at 6:05pm, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

4th of July Celebration 2016 - McHenry Fireworks

Fireworks Parking to Benefit GaCo Robotics.

Jun 28, 2016 at 12:40pm, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Watch Us Live in St. Louis

Watch us live.

Apr 28, 2016 at 7:53am, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629