FIRST ®Alumni Groups

Since the inception of FIRST®, millions of young people around the world have participated in FIRST programs, and each year thousands of students graduate high school and mark their transition from FIRST participant to FIRST alum. Over time, FIRST Alumni have come together to create a tight-knit community —rooted in a common experience —which spans the globe.

Because of how formative students’ FIRST journeys are, alumni love to remain engaged with and committed to the mission of FIRST . The primary ways alumni remain involved with FIRST are: creating or joining FIRST Alumni Groups, either on a university campus or regionally; being a part of the FIRST Alumni LinkedIn Networking Group; and mentoring and volunteering in their respective areas.

One of the most fun and organized ways FIRST Alumni come together are via structured alumni groups. Regional Groups are generally affiliated with an identified FIRST territory or region and are often led or supported by the local FIRST organization. Collegiate Groups are usually a grass-roots effort led by a FIRST Alum to create a chapter at their respective school and bring together other FIRST  alumni on campus.

FIRST Alumni Groups serve multiple purposes, including — but not limited to —a friend group with a common bond, a peer-to-peer networking circle, an organized method to assist/mentor local FIRST teams, and a platform to volunteer at FIRST events.

Don’t see a group you’re looking for? Have questions? Email


Regional Groups

Region Covered Alumni Group Name/ Website Country Group Email
  FIRST Dean's List Alumni Organization Global 
Brazil FIRST Alumni Brazil Brazil
California FIRST California Alumni USA
Chesapeake FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Association USA
Colorado Colorado FIRST Alumni USA
Florida FIRST Space Coast Alumni USA
Florida South Florida FIRST Alumni Group USA
Georgia Georgia FIRST Alumni Association USA
Greece FIRST Greece Alumni Greece
Illinois FIRST Illinois Robotics Alumni Association USA
Istanbul FIRST Turkey Alumni Turkey
Kentucky FIRST Kentucky Alumni USA
Long Island (New York) FIRST Long Island Alumni USA
Michigan Oakland Area FIRST Alumni USA
Mississippi FIRST Mississippi Alumni USA
Mexico FIRST Alumni Mexico MEX
Nevada FIRST Nevada Alumni USA
New England District Area NE FIRST Alumni USA
New York City NYC FIRST Alumni USA  
North Carolina FIRST North Carolina Alumni Association USA  
Ohio Ohio FIRST Alumni  USA  
Oklahoma Oklahoma FIRST Alumni USA
Ontario FIRST Canada Alumni Canada  
Oregon ORTOP FIRST Robotics Oregon Alumni Association USA
Peachtree District Georgia FIRST Alumni USA
South Carolina FIRST South Carolina Alumni USA
Texas FIRST RGV Alumni Association USA
Utah FIRST Utah Alumni Network USA
Washington FIRST Washington Alumni USA  
Wisconsin FIRST Wisconsin Alumni Association USA

Collegiate Groups

University Name Alumni Group Name State/Province Country Group Email
Arizona State University FIRST Alumni Organization at Arizona State Arizona USA
Boise State University Boise State University FIRST Robotics Alumni Association Idaho USA  
Carleton University Carleton University FIRST Alumni Association (CU FIRST) Ontario Canada
Case Western Reserve University FIRST Alumni and Robotics at CWRU Ohio USA
Clarkson University FIRST Robotics Living Learning Community (LLC) New York USA
Duke University FIRST at Duke North Carolina USA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle Florida USA
Ferris State University FIRST Robotics RSO (FRRSO) Michigan USA
Florida Polytechnic University Purple Fire Robotics Florida USA
Georgia Institute of Technology RoboJackets Georgia USA
George Mason University FIRST Alumni Association at George Mason Virginia USA
Grand Valley State University FIRST Alumni Network at Grand Valley Michigan USA
Hobart and William Smith Colleges HWS FIRST New York USA
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Tech Robotics Illinois USA
Iowa State University Student Organization for FIRST (SOFIRST) Iowa USA
Kettering University FIRST Alumni Association at Kettering Michigan USA
McMaster University McMaster Robotics Ontario Canada
Michigan State University FIRST at Michigan State Michigan USA
Michigan Technological University Copper Country Robotics Michigan USA  
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) FIRST Collegiate Robotics Organization Wisconsin USA
Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri S&T FIRST Alumni Association Missouri USA
North Carolina A&T State University Aggies For Engineering and Community Enrichment North Carolina USA
North Carolina State University FIRST Alumni Association at NC State North Carolina USA
North Dakota State University Bison Robotics North Dakota USA
Oakland (Community College and University) FIRST in Oakland Michigan USA
Oregon State University OSU Robotics Club Oregon USA  
Purdue University Purdue FIRST Programs Indiana USA
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Ri3D Pennsylvania USA
Queen's University FIRST Robotics Club Ontario Canada
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute FIRST@RPI New York USA  
Rice University FIRST at Rice Texas USA
Rochester Institute of Technology RIT FIRST Alumni Association New York USA
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rose-Hulman Mentoring Club Indiana USA
Texas A&M Aggie FIRST Robotics Texas USA
Texas Tech University Tech Robotics Association Texas USA
The Ohio State University FIRST Alumni & Robotics at Ohio State Ohio USA
Trine University FIRST Alumni Club at Trine Indiana USA
Sheridan College Sheridan FIRST Ontario Canada
University of Calgary Alberta Collegiate Robotics Alberta Canada
University of Central Florida Knights FIRST Florida USA
University of Connecticut UConn FIRST Connecticut USA
University of Florida Building Others Through STEM (BOTS) Florida USA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illini Robotics Alumni Association (IRAA) Illinois USA
University of Michigan FIRST Alumni &Mentors Network at Michigan (FAMNM) Michigan USA
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities University of Minnesota Robotics Minnesota USA
University of Missouri Mizzou FIRST Alumni Association Missouri USA
University of Nebraska - Lincoln FIRST Robotics Nebraska Nebraska USA
University of Oklahoma Sooner Competitive Robotics Oklahoma USA
University of Ontario Institute of Technology UOIT FIRST Robotics Mentor Society Ontario Canada
University of South Florida FIRST Alumni @ USF Florida USA
University of Tennessee FIRST Alumni at UT Knoxville Tennessee USA
University of Texas at Austin FIRST alumni association at the University of Texas at Austin Texas USA  
University of Texas at Dallas Comet FIRST Alumni Texas USA
Virginia Tech FIRST Alumni Association at Virginia Tech Virginia USA
Western University WE MARS Ontario Canada  
Yale University FIRST at Yale Connecticut USA

Corporate Groups

Organization Name Alumni Group Name/ Website Country Group Email
Caterpillar Caterpillar FIRST Alumni Group USA
Raytheon Technologies  FIRST at RTX  USA  

Posted here are only groups that have non-personal contact information (i.e. a shared email or website) and that FIRST Headquarters is aware of, data is collected and displayed in accordance with the FIRST Privacy Policy..

Looking for other ways to stay involved with FIRST?

Learn about volunteering at events and mentoring teams here.

Learn about donating to FIRST here