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 helped me discover my love of engineering

Anthony Hennig

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & 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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FIRST creates friendships and connections

Cameron Schriner

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, and Mentor

 
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FIRST inspires volunteers who shape the future generation

Troy Douglas

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, Mentor

 
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FIRST is an unforgettable experience for future engineers

Matt Kallerud

FIRST Alum

 
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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 enabled my pursuit of medical research

Sarah Rudasill

FIRST Alum

 
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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 inspires community heroes

Terri Willingham

FIRST Volunteer, Coach, Mentor, Florida; Former FIRST Regional Director

 
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FIRST inspires engineers

Nicki Bonczyk

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, Mentor, and Coach

 
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