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Who are FIRST Alumni?
 ~10 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
 10 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
 14 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
 36 percent of the 2016 incoming Freshman class at Olin College of Engineering
 30 percent of the 2015 incoming Freshman class at Capitol Technology Institute
 21 percent of the 2015 incoming Freshman class at Kettering University.

Meet our Alumni

Where do Cyber Penguins go after they leave the nest?

Allysia L., Class of 2014

Northern Arizona University, Class of 2017
B.S. Strategic Communication with an Emphasis in Public Relations

Mentor | Peer Jacks Mentoring
Director of Social Media | The Lumberjack
Intern | NAU Social Media
Roving Reporter | FCB&SHRM
Presenter | 2016-2017 | National Collegiate Leadership Conference

Jacob C., Class of 2012

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Class of 2016
B.S. Computer Engineering

I work for myself as the CTO of a virtual reality analytics company called ObserVR

"Robotics taught me how to persevere through anything, which has been invaluable in starting my own business where each day presents a new challenge to conquer."

Jessica M., Class of 2012

Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
Avionics Technician

"If Robotics or STEM is something you love, pursue it. It's amazing when you're doing what you love for a living."

Nick H., Class of 2013

The Ohio State University, Class of 2017
B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Aviation Minor)
Upon Graduation: Lockheed Martin, Aeronautical Engineer Asc, F-22 Design

Clubs/Organizations/Extracurricular: Green Engineering Scholars; Design/Build/Fly; AIAA; Private Pilot w/ Instrument Rating; Undergraduate Research with Jet Noise

Internships/Co-ops: NASA Armstrong Aerostructures Intern; NetJets Aviation Tech & Compliance Intern

Josh G., Class of 2010

Information Technology Specialist
15th Signal Brigade
United States Army

"In college I was part of a Multimedia Editing group (mostly video) that I did some animation work for. I was part of the Animation team back when that was a thing for FIRST and that interest has carried on ever since."

Jeremy D., Class of 2012

San Jose State, Class of 2017
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Currently: Nanolab Technologies, Focused Ion Beam Engineering.

Internships: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, and Broadcom Ltd.
Clubs/Societies: Engineers for Solar Energy(President 2016-2017); ASME; ASHRAE

Hobbies: Dirt bike riding, rock climb, bicycle ride, hiking, camping, playing video games.

Aaron G., Class of 2012

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Class of 2019
Corban University, Class of 2016
B.S. Political Science, Minor in Biblical Studies

Internships: City of Lancaster; Oregon Senate Republican Caucus; Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy

"While I did not go into engineering or animation, learning how to be creative, under pressure, with others was a skill necessary at every single job listed above. Creativity and a cool head are valued at every workplace and by every boss with living neurons."

Samantha T., Class of 2009

Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
Ground Support Equipment Mechanic

"My favorite part [of FIRST Robotics] was going on trips (particularly Atlanta for Nationals) and everyone cheering everyone on. No team was less than the other."

Steven P., Class of 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington
Department of Civil and Envirnomental Engineering 

Cal Poly, Pomona, Class of 2014
B.S. Geology, Minor in Physics

Internships: US Air Force, Space X, NASA JPL

“…there's no better way to get experience in all these skills than having an opportunity like FRC. In your post-high school path you'll stand out among your peers having had "real world" experiences beyond the classroom."

Amanda E., Class of 2012

Sugar Artist

"Robotics gave me the communication and people skills I have today. Without robotics I wouldn't be able to talk to people with the confidence I have today."

"Have fun, throw your ideas out there (even if you think they are stupid) every idea is a great one!"