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What a great year!

Our programs throughout the County had an amazing 2009-2010 in so many ways!

In FIRST FRC, the awards were numerous!
  • Peachtree Ridge won the State of South Carolina Championship, and Tanner Smith won an Inaugural "Dean's List" Award at the Georgia State Championship.
  • North Gwinnett won the State of Georgia Championship, as well as their third consecutive "Innovation in Control" Award, and appeared for the third consecutive year in the World Championship playoffs
  • Norcross High won the Industrial Design Award in Georgia and the Judges Award in South Carolina
  • GSMST won the Rookie All-Star Award at their first Georgia championship.
In FLL, we broke new ground and saw lots of growth and accomplishment!
  • The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center hosted an FLL competition for the first time.
  • The Sparrow Bots Team was born at Puckett's Mill Elementary in 2010 and made it to the FLL State Championship!
  • Puckett's Mill Elementary Club had 55 robotics club members and 10 FLL team participants. 
  • Rock Springs Elementary started a club for 2nd-4th graders, with overwhelming demand.
  • Berkeley Lake Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Harmony Elementary and others started their first Lego Robot clubs.
  • Level Creek Elementary won second place in Robot performance at their event and saw tremendous growth
  • Creekland Middle fielded 6 teams at their qualifying event, taking 1st place in Robot Design.  They advanced to the Super Regional, placing 3rd overall, and qualified for the State Championship.
  • And so many other schools started clubs or followed along to see what they need to do in 2010!
We also continued successful programs such as Grayson High School in VEX, and Pucketts Mill Elementary became groundbreakers in new WeDo Robotics!  We are seeing great response to our first robotics summer camps, which will become excellent fundraisers for all of our programs.

We will be holding our second annual Robotics Conference on June 10 at North Gwinnett High School, and will share more ways to start or improve our efforts in Gwinnett.  


Vision and Mission

What is the purpose of this site and group?  To help others grow robotics and related engineering interests in Gwinnett County public schools.  We don't have one central place to share resources, so this is a start.

What to pursue?

The following are links to sites to support the following robotics efforts for clubs and teams, along with relevant age ranges.  Check out a site for your students:

Leadership

We're all leaders, we're all discovering.  This is a place for teachers to share their wisdom and experience, and we may even see information and content from some vendors.

Other topics

While some topics might be relevant to a certain type of robotics challenge, others are "global" in nature.  This site will discuss some of those topics:

  • Fundraising, small and large
  • Mentoring from many places
  • Awareness and Marketing