FIRST Tech Challenge Dean's List

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Mentors/coaches must review the Dean’s List Nomination Guide prior to making their Dean’s List nomination. Submissions must be made using the Team Registration System. International teams should review the Dean's List Nomination Guide for international teams. 

What is the FIRST Dean’s List Award?

In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding secondary school students, the Kamen family sponsors an award for selected 10th and 11th grade students known as the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List.

Similar to the very prestigious National Merit Scholarship Award winners, there are three (3) “categories” of FIRST Dean’s List Award students:

  1. FIRST Dean’s List Semi-finalists – comprised of the two (2) students in their 10th or 11th grade school year nominated by each team.  
  2. FIRST Dean’s List Finalists comprised of the students (2, 3, or 4, depending on the region) selected at each State/Regions Championship.
  3. FIRST Dean’s List Winners comprised of the ten (10) FIRST Robotics Competition and ten (10) FIRST Tech Challenge students selected from the applicable FIRST Dean’s List Finalists at the FIRST Championship.

The students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status as a Semi-finalists, Finalist or Winner, are great examples of student leaders who have led their Teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission. These students have also achieved personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is FIRST’s that these individuals will continue, post-award, as great leaders, student alumni, and advocates of FIRST.

Prestigious colleges have expressed great interest in meeting FIRST Dean’s List’s Award winners and FIRST hopes that each Team will take advantage of the opportunity to nominate the most qualified students as FIRST Dean’s List Nominees!

 

2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean's List Award Winners

Team Name Location
10146 Aja Capel Urbana, IL, USA
9879 James Cassady Springdale, AR, USA
5687 Nanami Duncan Carson City, NV, USA
6567 Jacqueline Kocik Red Hook, NY, USA
9829 Andy Li San Antonio, TX, USA
11256 Emily Miner Folsom, CA, USA
7548 Cole Nagata Honolulu, HI, USA
13536 Raul Rodriguez Salt Lake City, UT, USA
10497 Blake Sanders Gainesville, FL, USA
7776 Rispa Vranka Wafula  Portland, OR, USA


2018 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award Winners

FIRST Tech Challenge 2017 Dean's List Students

 

Team Name Location
5975 Karris Krurger Denver, IA, USA
7190 Zoe Berg Saint Paul, MN, USA
8381 Sophia Leon Guerrero San Mateo, CA, USA
9112 Shriya Pingali Salt Lake City, UT, USA
9790 Zachary Simon Granger, IN, USA
9899 Joshua Rohrbaugh Fort Collins, CO, USA
11096 Ariana Garbers Marietta, GA, USA
11857 Marcus Morris Dallas, GA, USA
12211 George Rak Lodi, OH, USA
13368 Tania Najnin New York, NY, USA

 

2017 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean's List Award Winners

 

Team Name Location
7022 Elizabeth Bray Birmingham, AL, USA
7013 Gokul Kolady Portland, OR, USA
3188 Rhett Pimentel Powell, WY, USA
3491 Aila Simpson Victoria, BC, Canada
6700 Kieran Beaumont Fairfax, VA, USA
8120 Kelly Rudder Kirtland, OH, USA
4106 Timothy Keup Brookfield, WI, USA
5029 Gloria Campos Englewood, OH, USA
7006 Roshaan Siddiqui Chicago, IL, USA
8095 Marissa Hibbart  Norfolk, VA, USA

 

2016 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award Winners

 

Team Name Location
7220  Andrew Dornbier Garner, IA, USA
8121  Anika Yardi Rockville, MD, USA
4855 Anshuman Radhakrishnan Portland, OR, USA
3595  Colleen Johnson Fairbanks, AK, USA
5395  David Sargent Mustang, OK, USA
4886  Juwon Packer Lubbock, TX, USA
7129  Knut Peterson Lebanon, IL, USA
9547  Luz Moreno San Antonio, TX, USA
6081  Phoebe Spear Westport, CT, USA
6037  Sanjna Ravichandar  Princeton Junction, NJ, USA

 

See also: Dean's List Award Presentation at the 2016 FIRST World Championship!

 

2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award Winners

 

Team Name Location
310 James Chin New York, NY, USA
5466 Stephen Eckert Davenport, IA, USA
4856 Sarah Fogwell West Vincent, PA, USA
7593 Serena Grown-Haeberli Belmont, CA, USA
8438 Laura Irvine Stillwater, MN, USA
4250 Hannah Liao Oklahoma City, OK, USA
2408 Mashoor Rashid Hazelwood, MO, USA
6987 Cameron Richards Granville, OH, USA
7172 Kaite Thomas Plano, TX, USA
5206 Austin Wang Stanford, CT, USA