Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

FIRST helped me break out of my shell, lead, and teach

Jaci Brunning

FIRST Alum, Volunteer & Mentor

 
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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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Transformative learning through robotics

Melissa Jackson

Grants Manager, Boys and Girls Haven, Kentucky

 
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Strategies for creating STEM engagement opportunities in high-poverty schools

STEM Equity Grantees

FIRST School Districts

 
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FIRST taught me how to learn from my peers

Hans Mueller

FIRST Alum & Volunteer

 
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Teacher inspires a culture change through high school robotics and crowdfunding

Monique Dituri

FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor & STEM Teacher, Clifton High School, NJ

 
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