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Building Robots, Building Minds.


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Building Robots, Building Minds.


FIRST ROBOTICS Team 1648


ABout Us

We are a student-led robotics team at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia. We believe Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the keys to solving the big problems of today and tomorrow.

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OUR HISTORY

G3 Robotics was founded in 2004 by 10 students and four mentors. That year, with Turner Broadcasting as our only sponsor, we won the Rookie All-Star Award at the Peachtree Regional, and competed at the international level. Since then, we've grown to over 60 students, 12 mentors, and 16 sponsors.

Now in our 14th year, we're proud to mentor Jr. FLL, FLL, and VEX Robotics across our school cluster and host 36 additional FLL teams through our annual G3 Regional FLL Championship.

In 2014, we launched G3 Drones for Good, a middle school competition created to enhance STEM in the classroom. What started with three G3 students hosting five middle school teams quickly grew to our second team-wide outreach program for over 30 middle school teams from across the metro-Atlanta area.

 

OUR FUTURE

Over the next several years, we hope to start a LEGO robotics team in every elementary and middle school in the Atlanta Public Schools System. Of course, those students will want to be a part of something bigger, so we also hope to grow an FRC team in all of our district high schools too. To that end, we are proud to support the futures of an average of three rookie FRC teams per year. 

G3 Robotics believes that it's not enough to promote STEM education alone. As we aspire to meet our team's K-12 goals, we will keep STEM equity at the forefront of what we do. We will promote females, minorities, and the socio-economically disadvantaged. We will promote post-secondary STEM education opportunities for current and future students. We will help build a stronger, healthier STEM community in Atlanta, Georgia, and in our world. 


G3 by the Numbers

Team Members – 60
DFG Teams – 34
Lego Robotics Events Hosted – 14
Female Team Members – 35%
Minority Team Members – 25%
College Graduation Rate – 99%
Community Service Hours – 6,263
Habitat for Humanity Builds – 4
Elementary Science Nights – 20

 


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Outreach


We envision a world where STEM leaders are heroes and role models; Where all students have opportunities for meaningful STEM challenges; and Where students grow into innovative, creative, problem-solvers who are ready to tackle the big problems of the next century.

Outreach


We envision a world where STEM leaders are heroes and role models; Where all students have opportunities for meaningful STEM challenges; and Where students grow into innovative, creative, problem-solvers who are ready to tackle the big problems of the next century.


FRC 

First Robotics Competition

The First Robotics Competition (FRC)  is a competitive robotics event for high school students. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams are tasked with designing, building, and programming robots to compete in unique challenges with new rules and features that change from year to year. Students compete at regional, state, and world championship levels. 

DFG

Drones for Good

G3 Drones for Good (DFG) engages middle school students, teachers, and professional engineering mentors in a STEM competition involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Teams develop an innovative UAV-based solution to a problem in their community, state, or world. They research, problem-solve, and collaborate to design, build, and fly their own UAVs. Unique to G3, this Atlanta competition is held in the spring at Grady High School. 

FLL

First Lego League

First Lego League (FLL) challenges elementary and middle schools to think like real life scientists and engineers. They build, test, and program an autonomous robot to solve a set of missions based on real-world problems. G3 hosts an annual tournament for FLL teams around Atlanta and supports them during the build season. Like FRC, FLL students participate at regional, state, and world championship levels. 


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THANK YOU SPONSORS


THANK YOU SPONSORS


Click HERE TO learn about sponsoring the team!

It costs thousands of dollars each year to operate our team.  Sponsor contributions make it possible for our team to:

  • Register for FIRST competitions, 
  • Travel to out-of-state to FIRST competitions,
  • Purchase materials and tools needed to build competitive robots, and 
  • Host outreach events that bring STEM experiences to hundreds of Atlanta area students.

2017 SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors $10,000+ annually:
Atkins Global Engineering
Motorola Foundation

Silver Sponsors $2,500+ annually:
Lockheed Martin
WTS - Women in Transportation Seminar Atlanta
Jamie Lewis

Gold Sponsors $5,000+ annually:
GE Volunteers
Clorox

Zinc $1,000+ annually:
ECCO - Equipment Controls Company
Factory Automation Systems
AUVSI 

 

Iron Sponsors $500+ annually: 
KNOW Agency
IberiaBank
Diversified Metal Fabricators
Eileen Howard, Re/Max
Inman Park Neighborhood Association
The Crutcher Family