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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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