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Unread 05-25-2007, 02:20 PM
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FRC #1629 (Garrett Coalition)
Team Role: Mentor
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Maryland
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Re: Facilities benchmarking

Team 1629 was in that situation for a while, where we had to travel from school to school and building to building until.....Our county commissioners got on board with us and we found a great facility in our county that was not being used. Some of the mentors got together and made a presentation to the county commissioners and they accepted the presentation/offer as a way for our team to teach robotics to other parts of the community outside of FIRST. One of our mentors started a "club" of sorts and it became "G.E.A.R.S." standing for the Garrett Engineering and Robotics Society. This building is a 5000 square foot building maintained by the county until we can get enough paying memebers to for it to function on its own!!!! Our building now is home to Team 1629 Robotics and several of our FIRST LEGO League teams. We have a full field set up for FRC and FLL. Just come up with some creative ideas and find the location and make a presentation or submit a creative idea to whomever might be in charge of that facility. You can check out the website at for more information about Team 1629 and GEARS!!!! Good luck in your search!!!
2010 Chesapeake Regional Chairmans Award
2009 Pittsburgh EI Award
2008 Buckeye EI Award
2006 Chesapeake Regional Winner
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