Who are FIRST Alumni?
~10 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
10 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
14 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
36 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Olin College of Engineering
30 percent of the 2015 incoming Freshman class at Capitol Technology Institute
21 percent of the 2015 incoming Freshman class at Kettering University.
Where do Cyber Penguins go after they leave the nest?
Northern Arizona University, Class of 2017
B.S. Strategic Communication with an Emphasis in Public Relations
Mentor | Peer Jacks Mentoring
Director of Social Media | The Lumberjack
Intern | NAU Social Media
Roving Reporter | FCB&SHRM
Presenter | 2016-2017 | National Collegiate Leadership Conference
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Class of 2016
B.S. Computer Engineering
I work for myself as the CTO of a virtual reality analytics company called ObserVR
"Robotics taught me how to persevere through anything, which has been invaluable in starting my own business where each day presents a new challenge to conquer."
Sergeant in the Marine Corps as an Avionics Technician
"If Robotics or STEM is something you love, pursue it. It's amazing when you're doing what you love for a living."
The Ohio State University, Class of 2017
B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Aviation Minor)
Upon Graduation: Lockheed Martin, Aeronautical Engineer Asc, F-22 Design
Clubs/Organizations/Extracurricular: Green Engineering Scholars; Design/Build/Fly; AIAA; Private Pilot w/ Instrument Rating; Undergraduate Research with Jet Noise
Internships/Co-ops: NASA Armstrong Aerostructures Intern; NetJets Aviation Tech & Compliance Intern
Information Technology Specialist
15th Signal Brigade
United States Army
"In college I was part of a Multimedia Editing group (mostly video) that I did some animation work for. I was part of the Animation team back when that was a thing for FIRST and that interest has carried on ever since."
San Jose State, Class of 2017
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Currently: Nanolab Technologies, Focused Ion Beam Engineering.
Internships: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, and Broadcom Ltd.
Clubs/Societies: Engineers for Solar Energy(President 2016-2017); ASME; ASHRAE
Hobbies: Dirt bike riding, rock climb, bicycle ride, hiking, camping, playing video games.
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Class of 2019
Corban University, Class of 2016
B.S. Political Science, Minor in Biblical Studies
Internships: City of Lancaster; Oregon Senate Republican Caucus; Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy
"While I did not go into engineering or animation, learning how to be creative, under pressure, with others was a skill necessary at every single job listed above. Creativity and a cool head are valued at every workplace and by every boss with living neurons."