We are so thankful for all the mentors who have helped PhyXTGears over the years. Recently we cornered Gary and asked him a few questions about FIRST and working with our team.
One quote from the clip:
"FIRST team program helps the students learn a lot of things that they would not learn in school. I've helped young people use the electric drills, drill presses, band saws, table saws--- these are thing that don't often get opportunities in the school systems to learn how to use. And they're scared to death when they walk up to it or when I hand them a drill and say, "Drill this hole." But I'll drill one or two holes and then I'll say you drill hole 3 and 4. And they'll do it and in the future I can give them a drill and they can take care of the holes without any problems. Giving them the opportunity to overcome those fears of the equipment has been a real plus mark-- it is a growing experience for them."
Thank you Gary for all you do!