FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

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.

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

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



Watch Us Live April 3-4 at the Chesapeake Regional

Watch Team FRC 1629 Compete Live April 3-4.

Mar 26, 2015 at 11:02am, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Eggstravagava and Shoe Shining this Saturday, March 28

Robotics Team 1629 Plans Easter Fundraiser.

Mar 26, 2015 at 7:42am, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

GaCo Wins 2015 Pittsburgh Regional as Captains of the Number 6 Seeded Alliance 

GCPS High School FIRST(R) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629, (GaCo) won the Greater Pittsburgh Regional tournament held during March 5, 6, and 7th at California University of PA.

Mar 10, 2015 at 6:31pm, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629