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“National FIRST Robotics Day” Proposed by OHS Gear It Forward Student

SD308 Community Unit School District

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“National FIRST Robotics Day” Proposed
OHS Gear It Forward Student


 Congressman Bill Foster and Robotics Team Member Maddie Lund    Resolution for National Robotics Day


Oswego, Ill. (February 20, 2020) — This past fall, the SD 308 FIRST robotics team 2338 Gear It Forward attended a STEM event at West Aurora High School, hosted by Congressman Bill Foster.  At the event, Oswego High School student, Maddie Lund, presented a proposal to Representative Foster from the team to create a “National FIRST Robotics Day”.


Representative Foster considered the proposal and introduced a resolution to the legislative process on February 12, 2020 as House Resolution #852: Expressing support for the designation of the first Saturday of every January as “National FIRST Robotics Day”.  “FIRST” stands for For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.


The  House of Representatives:  (1) supports the designation of a “National FIRST Robotics Day” and its celebration around the United States; (2) recognizes the continuing importance of the National Science Foundation’s mathematics and science education programs; and (3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about robotics and engage them with the study of mathematics and science.


To track the progress of the resolution, visit:


Congratulations to Maddie Lund, Gear It Forward, and all of our district robotics team for bringing greater attention to the importance of science and technology!



Mission Statement: In partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.