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FIRST Alumni Spotlight: AJ Foster

Apr 04, 2017 Written by AJ Foster FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST Alum AJ Foster from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2425 Hydra Robotics, in Tampa, Florida.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Sisk

Apr 04, 2017 Written by Danielle Sisk FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST Alum and Dean’s List Ward Finalist, Danielle Sisk from FIRST Robotics Competition team Robokong 2493 in Riverside, CA.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Marina Dimitrov

Mar 27, 2017 Written by Marina Dimitrov FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST Alum, Dean’s List Award Winner, and 2014 Raytheon FIRST Scholarship Recipient Marina Dimitrov from FIRST Robotics Competition, Team 1540 The Flaming Chickens, from Portland, OR.

2017 FIRST Championship FIRST Alumni Mixer Poster Design Contest

Feb 22, 2017 Written by FIRST Staff

We're excited to see some amazing poster designs for this year’s first ever FIRST Alumni Mixers and accompanying Poster design contest.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Burklund

Feb 03, 2017 by Jordan Burklund, FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST Alum, Jordan Burklund from FIRST Tech Challenge Team 3550; BETA from Des Moines, IA

Jordan is a recipient of the 2016 Roberto Padovani Scholarship.The Roberto Padovani Scholarship program was created in 2008 to recognize Qualcomm Research interns who demonstrate extraordinary technical talent during their summer internships. It is a global program that includes nominees from Qualcomm Research offices across the globe.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Ashray Reddy

Feb 02, 2017 Written by Ashray Reddy FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST® Alum Ashray Reddy from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 835; The STING! from Beverly Hills, MI.  

Guest Blog: Help us create the world that the world is demanding; Qualcomm

Dec 13, 2016 Written by Qualcomm

A career at Qualcomm gives you the opportunity to join in the creation of technologies that change the world. Thousands of dedicated people working diligently to make a mark in the evolution of our planet. Sounds like a pretty big deal to just start with a simple job application. But it does.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Naoka Gunawardena

Dec 05, 2016 Written by Naoka Gunawardena FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST®Alum Naoka Gunawardena from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3504; Girls of Steel from Pittsburgh, PA. 

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Holladay

Nov 07, 2016 Written by Rachel Holladay, FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST® Alumna and Dean’s List Award Winner Rachel Holladay from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1912; Team Combustion from Slidell, LA.


FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Milka Piszczek

Oct 11, 2016 Written by Milka Piszczek, FIRST Alum

What did Milka do after becoming a FIRST Alum: Milka Piszczek is currently attending MIT and studying 6-7 Computer Science and Molecular Biology; before that she was a FIRST VISTA in Maryland from 2014-2015.