When I wrote an essay to apply for Northeastern University’s full-tuition NU-FIRST Scholarship, I found it difficult to convey what FIRST meant to me in just 500 words. FIRST not only taught me..
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Tesla’s Rahil Mehta, a FIRST alum and mentor, works with students on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 668 in San Jose, California.
"I’ve always been a car person, but what also attracted me to..
Jonathan Schwartz and Max Friefeld bonded over their shared passion for engineering, robotics, and entrepreneurship as college students. They started a 3-D printing software company as college..
FIRST alum Melanie Sanchez had a transformative meeting while competing with her FIRST® team at the 2018 FIRST Championship. There, she met Tesla’s Chris Reilly and learned about an opportunity to..
Meet Mike Kaurich, a FIRST Alum who moved from Michigan to Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 to serve as a FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA. During service, he helped under-resourced youth in Baltimore access ..
Pam is a FIRST® alum from FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 1257 “Parallel Universe” in Scotch Plains, NJ. After high school, she earned a degree in psychology with an education minor and now leads..
Katlin Walsh (pictured top right) got her start on a FIRST® Robotics Competition team in Canada. Her experiences there molded her interests for the future and set her on a path to seek out a..