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“The experience I gained in FIRST gave me a self confidence and knowledge to take me to places I never imagined. The engineering and life skills I learned have become an essential part of my everyday life and continue to prove invaluable as I begin work in industry.”

- Ian F., Past team president, NASA intern



Genius Discovered

FIRST participants tell us again and again how they’ve achieved more than they ever dreamed possible. Here are some of the stories they’ve shared with us:

     Andre Hamilton: Doing Big Things

     Paulo "Marc" Novais: From Brazil to Polytechnic via FIRST

     Reuben Bridges: FIRST Alumni Make FIRST Teams Possible

     Dina Agrapides: From Student to Engineering Leader

     Sabrina Varanelli: From FIRST to BAE Systems Intern

     Christian Garcia: Brooklyn Tech Student Places Third in International Competition

     Frances Troche and Angela Dolly: FIRST Alumni Continue to be Successful

     Jason Weiner: Global Reach: Carrying the FIRST message to Brazil

     Christian Garcia: FIRST Head of Design at Brooklyn Tech, Gets Florida Space Institute Internship

     Matthew DiCicco: FIRST Successes Lead Team Captain to Carnegie Mellon, MIT

Do you have a FIRST success story you would like to share? Would you like to recognize an exceptional volunteer, mentor, or sponsor? Send us your stories of FIRST at work, bringing communities together to celebrate young men and women working smart in science and technology. Help us tell the story of how FIRST inspires young people to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in today's global economy.

Send your story (500 words max.) and 1-3 photos to Randy Schaeffer

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