Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

FIRST taught me how to solve problems that don’t have neat answers

Ajay Penmatcha

FIRST Alum & Donor

 
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With Apple and FIRST, we’re bringing robotics to every student

Zandra Jo Galván

Superintendent, Greenfield Union School District, Greenfield, California

 
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Making our community a better place

Rogue Robotics

FIRST Robotics Competition team

 
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Tesla invests in FIRST to support workforce development and future engineers

Melanie Sanchez

FIRST Alum & Mentor; Tesla Workforce Development & Education Programs Intern

 
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FIRST helped me land a high-tech internship

Nicole Martindale

FIRST Alum, Volunteer & Mentor

 
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High school robotics team innovates to help the U.S. Air Force

Knob Noster High School

FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 6424 “Stealth Panther Robotics,” Knob Noster, Missouri 

 
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I learned to thrive in ever-changing environments

Jillian Bejtlich

FIRST® Alum & Volunteer

 
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My career path started with FIRST

FIRST Alum Joe Polin

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Donor

 
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I create innovative automated solutions as a software developer

Michael Hodson

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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Bringing STEM engagement to disadvantaged youth through community-based organizations

STEM Equity Grantees

FIRST Youth-Serving Organizations

 
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Gaining exposure and access to higher education

Carrie Ruddle

Pendleton County (West Virginia) 4-H

 
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Bringing schools together for STEM success

Heather Naviasky

Regional Manager of School Partnerships, the Y of Central Maryland

 
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Robotics opens doors for rural young women

Carolyn White

Grant and Public Support Manager, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming

 
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FIRST is about constantly growing, learning, and improving

Connor Tinker

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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I learned what it takes to be a successful engineer through FIRST

David Gomez

FIRST Alum

 
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Building STEM culture in Compton

Michael Kurinsky

Administrator of Educational Services-Secondary, Compton Unified School District
 

 
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