alumni evaluation results
In the fall of 2011, FIRST staff conducted an evaluation of Alumni to better understand their experiences since leaving high school and the impact FIRST has had on their lives. The following are some highlights from this study:
- 4,666 Alumni responded to the survey. Alumni ranged in age from 17-22, 70% were male, and most graduated high school between 2009 and 2011.
- 90% of Alumni are currently in a STEM field as a student or professional.
- 86% of Alumni who are enrolled in their second year or later of college are working towards a degree in STEM. Majors include engineering (57%), computer science (10%) and the physical and life sciences (10%).
interested in getting involved?
Are you a FIRST Alumni college graduate returning to the central Florida area for employment? If so, please consider mentoring a team or volunteering at one of the FIRST events in our region. Join the FIRST volunteer community and show our community the importance and impact of FIRST. Thanks to those alumni who are already involved dedicating their time to make FIRST, and specifically FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr., a unique and invaluable opportunity for students in the central Florida area! You are making the difference, one student at a time.
All FIRST Alumni are encouraged to register online. Registration is not mandatory, requires no commitment on your part, and your contact information is kept secure. Please complete the information below.