Kevin Ross of Washington FIRST Robotics. (Photo by Red Box Pictures)

[Editor’s Note: GeekWire has identified more than a dozen “Geeks Who Give Back” — people who work in non-profits, mentor others and invest in the future of the tech community. They were all featured in the GeekWire 2012 Calendar, given out at the GeekWire Gala. As 2011 draws to a close, we’ll highlight one of them every day, along with photography by Seattle’s Red Box Pictures.]

Our calendar honoree for March 2012 is Kevin Ross.

The founder of Washington FIRST Robotics has spent countless hours building one of the largest statewide networks of robotics competitions, giving students from kindergarten through high school an exciting new way to learn science, math and programming, and to experience first-hand the potential of technology and teamwork.

“Seattle is an environment where using your intellectual capabilities for the greater good is a basic expectation,” he says.

We made Kevin our calendar honoree for March in recognition of the Seattle FIRST Robotics Competition, taking place March 21-24.

Thanks to our calendar sponsor for the month of February, Project Bionic, for helping to make this project possible. Stay tuned for more honorees and photos in the days ahead.

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  • Alex Francis Burchard

    Kevin Ross is probably the most inspiring person I’ve ever met. I’m glad to see him recognized for it!

  • Broganthomsen

    The king of GEEK COOL! It is very nice you have honored him. He has helped so many kids and adults zoom into a more positive future. Good work Kevin
    ( the article mentions his contribution of countless hours…I would like to point out that he has also contributed countless amount of money and energy and passion…)

  • Darin

    KEVIN ROCKS!  As you weave through the storyline of Kevin’ activities you will see that it all comes down to the sacrificing ones self for the good of the world.  Kevin has found that its all about the kid’s, but then again Kevin is still a kid.
    In fact we have found a piece of evidence of on of Kevin’s finests moments:

  • Mabirmingham

    Kevin Ross has changed the lives of countless kids in the state by making it possible for them to participate in an intellectual team-building challenge. FIRST is run so smoothly in Washington because of the hard work of Kevin Ross. I am so glad he is getting recognized for the awesome things he does! Keep it up Kevin!

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