Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

FIRST helped me gain confidence to launch a manufacturing startup

Max Friefeld

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 687; Co-founder, Voodoo Manufacturing

 
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FIRST gave me a safe place to fail and problem-solve

Alex Kaplan

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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FIRST nurtured my interest in international relations

Elisa Moore

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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Grant partnership helps break down barriers to STEM access in First Nations communities

Alberta Distance Learning Center

FIRST STEM Community

 
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FIRST inspires Cleveland’s championship team

Youth Technology Academy

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 120 “Cleveland’s Team,” Cleveland, Ohio

 
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Grant funding supports STEM engagement at Detroit youth recreation center

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

FIRST STEM Community

 
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FIRST inspired my high school to invest in young engineers

Jeremy Shikarides

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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University’s FIRST Center becomes community STEM hub

Bob Nichols

Director, FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering University

 
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FIRST inspires my child to build, code, and create

Christina Blais

Parent, FIRST LEGO League, Winsted, Connecticut

 
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FIRST taught me how to work smart, like a startup

Peyton Fitzgerald

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5459 “Ipswich Tigers” and Recipient, Northeastern University’s NU-FIRST Scholarship

 
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A New Type of School Teaches Skills for the Future

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College & Grizzly Robotics

FIRST School District | FIRST Robotics Competition Team

 
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Connecting students with role models

Joaquin Nuno-Whelan

FIRST Mentor; Chief Engineer, Next Gen Trucks, General Motors

 
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FIRST teaches students how to be gracious professionals

Emma Dumont

FIRST Alumna & Mentor

 
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Filling the STEM gap in Michigan

FIRST in Michigan

FIRST State Organization

 
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Bringing engineering opportunities to Title I schools

Lawrence High School

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1289, Gearheadz, of Lawrence, Massachusetts

 
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How to encourage STEM to students in communities where there are no STEM jobs

Camdenton, Missouri

FIRST Progression of Programs School District

 
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