Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

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

David Gomez

FIRST Alum

 
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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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FIRST builds my students into leaders

Sherry Comer

Camdenton R-III Afterschool Services Director & FIRST Mentor

 
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Building STEM culture in Compton

Michael Kurinsky

Administrator of Educational Services-Secondary, Compton Unified School District
 

 
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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

FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant Recipient Schools

FIRST School Districts

 
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FIRST is a family affair

Amanda and Robert Stephenson

FIRST Alumni & Volunteers

 
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I’m building leadership skills as a FIRST mentor

Max Goldstein

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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I’m still learning new job skills as a FIRST mentor

Rachel Clark

FIRST Alum and Mentor

 
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FIRST mentors change students’ lives

D. Scott Heister

Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 66 “Grizzly Robotics”; Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Director, Michigan

 
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FIRST mentor leads students into brighter futures

Chelsey Roebuck

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1218; Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1660; Co-founder, Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE)

 
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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 helped me discover my love of engineering

Anthony Hennig

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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FIRST inspired my high school to invest in young engineers

Jeremy Shikarides

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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