Mr. Gullickson will be attending the FIRST World Robotics Championships in Houston, Texas the week of April 16–20th. There will be FIRST LEGO robotics teams representing more than 70 countries participating at this event. It is estimated that more than 10,000 students and 15,000 adult mentors, team coaches, and student families will be participating with one of the four different leveled robotics programs taking place simultaneously throughout the week.
Mr. G. will be working as part of a team of approximately 27 judges from throughout the world that have been selected to judge LEGO robotics teams’ innovative robot designs, advanced programming code, research projects, and team work/CORE Values.
Albany’s high school team, SWARM, will be attending and competing against 400 other FRC high school age teams; There are members of team SWARM that participated with one or more of the LEGO robotics teams that Mr. G. coached a few years back.
Mr. Gullickson is looking forward to meeting and developing friendships with LEGO robotics teams and coaches from throughout the world, especially those teams from China, South America, and the Middle East.