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Stephen Scott - FRC Team 303

Stephen Scott - FRC Team 303

Rutgers University

 
Until I joined robotics I didn’t know what I was interested in. I had no idea of what profession I wanted, but when I joined my team I found my passion in engineering. Warren Venema - FRC 1403

The College of New Jersey

Matt Schueler - FRC Team 303

Matt Schueler - FRC Team 303

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 
I was the driver and lead programmer on team 303, and graduated from BRHS in 2015. I am now a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, majoring in Robotics Engineering. Matt Schueler - FRC 303

I was programming captain for two years and will always be grateful for the experiences FIRST gave me! Matthew Konstantinou - FRC 2191

Stevens Institute of Technology

Tyler DeGraw - FRC Team 303

Tyler DeGraw - FRC Team 303

University of Maryland

 
Until I joined robotics I didn’t know what I was interested in. I had no idea of what profession I wanted, but when I joined my team I found my passion in engineering. Warren Venema - FRC 1403

The College of New Jersey

Emily Gallagher - FRC Team 303

Emily Gallagher - FRC Team 303

Northeastern University

 
I graduated BRHS in 2009 after many years of dedicated participation with Team 303 since 2000. I went on to study physical therapy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I graduated with my doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2015 and then passed my federal and state board exam a few months later. I now work as a PT in Mystic, CT. FIRST aided me in developing my skills in leadership, teamwork, and clear/effective communication from an early age. These are skills I use daily in the workplace both with my coworkers and my patients.
I met my husband 10+ years ago through mutual robotics friends (he was on Team 134 in NH). He and I are expecting our FIRST baby this July! 🙂 Emily Gallagher - FRC 303

Keerthana Hirudayakanth - FRC Team 303

Keerthana Hirudayakanth - FRC Team 303

Rutgers University

 
I just joined because my friend was doing it and I was interested but really it was on a whim. I immediately fell in love and FIRST made me become a confident speaker and a leader. I got involved very quickly and by the time I graduated I had been Safety Captain, Design Team Leader, Driver, and Technical Vice-President. FIRST gave me what I needed to put myself out there and become comfortable with new people and with professionals. The skills I acquired in FIRST continue to help me in interviews, classes, and all around being a leader on my college campus and to get involved. Casey Moon - FRC 75

Stevens Institute of Technology

Daniel Heitmuller - FRC Team 303

Daniel Heitmuller - FRC Team 303

Rowan Univeristy

 
I joined the FIRST FRC Team at my high school my sophomore year. At first I believed I couldn’t join because I wasn’t technologically savvy enough, but once I did, I fell in love. Mechanical engineering became my passion and major in college, and I’ve never looked back since. Kelly Sibree - FRC 2180

The College of New Jersey

Alessandra Sanchez - FRC 303

Alessandra Sanchez - FRC 303

 
I joined for the pizza, I stayed for the life changing experience.

Among mentoring several FRC teams both on and off the field, I love being able to give future students the opportunities that I had as a student, and help them achieve the most that they can out of their FIRST career. George Ackley - FRC 11

William Paterson University

Hayley Katz - FRC Team 303

Hayley Katz - FRC Team 303

Alfred University

 
I go to Alfred University, majoring in Material Science and Engineering. I graduated BRHS in 2013. Hayley Katz - FRC 303

I am a freshman at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. I graduated 303 in 2015. Sunny Aggarwal - FRC 303

UC Berkeley

Matthew Gorka - FRC Team 303

Matthew Gorka - FRC Team 303

Penn State

 
I joined my high school’s FRC team freshman year and caught FIRST Fever immediately! I learned so much through writing my team’s business plan, participating in and planning outreach projects, and leading my team’s strategy team. Now, I’m a mentor and a volunteer because I love being able to give back to the organization that changed my life! Ellen Drennan - FRC 1676

Stevens Institute of Technology

Dominique Dahl - FRC Team 303

Dominique Dahl - FRC Team 303

Virginia Tech

 
Amar Bhakta - FRC Team 303

Amar Bhakta - FRC Team 303

University of Hartford, GE Power

 
I went to BRHS from 2000 and graduated 2003.  I went on to attend the University of Hartford where I received my B.S.M.E, Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduating in the year 2007.  I currently am working for GE Power as a Sr. Field Engineer.  I have been working in the construction and commissioning fields since starting my career building large scale utility boilers.  I am currently building a 660MW Coal Fired Power Plant in Lampang Thailand. Amar Bhakta - FRC 303

Tanay Trivedi - FRC 303

Tanay Trivedi - FRC 303

Cooper Union

 
Sara Lyons - FRC Team 303

Sara Lyons - FRC Team 303

Purdue University

 
I’m a senior at Purdue University (graduating this May), majoring in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Chinese and Global Engineering Studies.  I studied in Shanghai, China for 8 months in Junior year.  I have mentored FRC team 1747 since Fall 2012, and am planning to continue studying Mechanical Engineering in graduate school. Sara Lyons - FRC 303

Harry Keats - FRC Team 303

Harry Keats - FRC Team 303

Rochester Institute of Technology

 
I found interest in STEM – Robotics and FRC was a perfect way to explore this. I learned about leadership and programming. Matthew Gilbert - FTC 1279

Rutgers University

Zach Larson - FRC Team 303

Zach Larson - FRC Team 303

Raritan Valley Community College

 
I am going to college at Raritan Valley Community College. In May of 2016, I will graduate with an associate’s degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. I have been on the President’s List for the two years I have been in college. I am currently working part time for an HVAC contractor. In addition, I volunteer with two fire departments and a first aid squad in Somerset County. I am also mentoring two FIRST Robotics Competition teams in the area. I graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School in 2014. Zach Larson - FRC 303

Dario Bianco - FRC Team 303

Dario Bianco - FRC Team 303

Rutgers University, Firmware Engineer

 
I knew I was interested in engineering, but I wanted a way to actually get my hands dirty. So when I heard about a young FRC team at my school, I decided to give it a shot. It was a great decision that taught me new skills and introduced me to new friends as I progressed from inexperienced freshman to driver and knowledgeable mechanical team member. I’ve loved seeing and being a part of our team’s growth, and I still visit my team whenever I’m home from school. Go Daleks! Owen France - FRC 3637

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Co-started the team of my school together with about 10 more members. I was a captain for two years until I graduated. We went to Nationals as Rookies!! It was very exciting. Joel Santana Marte - FRC 5310

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Brianna Leary - FRC Team 303

Brianna Leary - FRC Team 303

Rutgers University

 
Jeremy Meola - FRC Team 303

Jeremy Meola - FRC Team 303