FIRST Nevada Alumni

Alumni – who belong to a global, lifelong community – are encouraged to give back by volunteering, mentoring, donating, recruiting, and spreading the message of FIRST ®. The Alumni program aims to inspire young adults who previously participated in any of the four FIRST programs. Over 400,000 students have participated in FIRST and 89.6% of alumni have chosen a profession in a STEM-related field. FIRST is proactive in aiding both students and alumni in finding scholarships, internships, careers and networking opportunities.

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Class of 2022 FIRST Nevada Alumni

Lanielle Pavlik

FRC Team 8387 Advanced Technologies and FTC 14194 - Will be attending UNR, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Dean List semi-finalist for FTC and FRC.

Allen Xu

FRC Team 8717- Desert Oasis High School. Plans to attend college at UNLV. in NevadaCompetition volunteer

Allison Hickman

FRC Team 7426 - SECTA. Will be going to Utah for college.

Preston Freeth

FRC Team 7654 - Coral Academy. Will be attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and I will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Julianna Schneider

A participant on two FTC Teams (Nevada and Albania). Incoming freshmen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and will be majoring in AI and Decision Making.

Lanielle Pavlik

FRC Team 8387 Advanced Technologies and FTC 14194 – Will be attending UNR, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Dean List semi-finalist for FTC and FRC.

Allen Xu

FRC Team 8717- Desert Oasis High School. Plans to attend college at UNLV. in NevadaCompetition volunteer

Allison Hickman

FRC Team 7426 – SECTA. Will be going to Utah for college.

Preston Freeth

FRC Team 7654 – Coral Academy. Will be attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and I will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Julianna Schneider

A participant on two FTC Teams (Nevada and Albania). Incoming freshmen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and will be majoring in AI and Decision Making.

Examples of FIRST Nevada Alumni Accomplishments

Cody Wall

Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Robotics Engineering. 2016-2018, Computer Science and Robotics Teacher at Cimarron-Memorial High School;

Caroline Trunoske

987 Alum and Mentor. FIRST LEGO League Coach and FIRST Robotics Competition volunteer

Jamie Poston

Graduated University of Nevada, Reno with Masters in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently working remotely as a machine learning engineer. Awarded Northern Nevada Volunteer of the Year 2022.

Zane Grothe

Graduated Auburn University Aerospace Engineering (Swimming accomplishments include; 2017 World Championships; 8th in 800 meter freestyle, Bronze in 4x200meter freestyle relay. Auburn Record-Holder (500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay. Currently training for 2020 Olympics)

Nathan Richner

Graduated University of California Berkley. Dual major Physics-Nuclear Engineering, Currently in PHD graduate program University of Wisconsin- Maddison Plasma Physics

Sean Hickey

Graduated from University of California Berkley Electrical Engineering

Lexi Lagan

Graduated from University of Utah – Physics (First- and third-place awards at National Rifle Association’s Air Pistol National Championship 2017. Currently training for 2020 Olympics)

Brent Hickey

Graduated from University of California Santa Cruz Computer Engineering

Chandler Harkins

Attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Major engineering

Grayson Taylor

Attending University of Oregon

Breanne Harkins

Attending University of Denver

Maddison Sargent

Attending Bringham Young University

Blake Goodfellow

Attending Bringham Young University -Major Engineering

Brenden Warnke

Attending University of Nevada, - Biology

Price Poston

Attending University of Nevada, CSE

Cole Kenny

Attending University of Colorado Boulder - Aerospace Engineering

Cody Wall

Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Robotics Engineering. 2016-2018, Computer Science and Robotics Teacher at Cimarron-Memorial High School; Alumni & Coach of FRC Team 987, Coach of VRC Team 987, Coach of SkillsUSA Mobile Robotics, & Chess Coach. 2018-2022, Magnet & STEM Coordinator at Lied STEM Academy

Caroline Trunoske

987 Alum and Mentor. FIRST LEGO League Coach and FIRST Robotics Competition volunteer

Jamie Poston

Graduated University of Nevada, Reno with Masters in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently working remotely as a machine learning engineer. Awarded Northern Nevada Volunteer of the Year 2022.

Zane Grothe

Graduated Auburn University Aerospace Engineering (Swimming accomplishments include; 2017 World Championships; 8th in 800 meter freestyle, Bronze in 4x200meter freestyle relay. Auburn Record-Holder (500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay. Currently training for 2020 Olympics)

Nathan Richner

Graduated University of California Berkley. Dual major Physics-Nuclear Engineering, Currently in PHD graduate program University of Wisconsin- Maddison Plasma Physics

Sean Hickey

Graduated from University of California Berkley Electrical Engineering

Lexi Lagan

Graduated from University of Utah – Physics (First- and third-place awards at National Rifle Association’s Air Pistol National Championship 2017. Currently training for 2020 Olympics)

Brent Hickey

Graduated from University of California Santa Cruz Computer Engineering

Chandler Harkins

Attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Major engineering

Grayson Taylor

Attending University of Oregon

Breanne Harkins

Attending University of Denver

Maddison Sargent

Attending Bringham Young University

Blake Goodfellow

Attending Bringham Young University -Major Engineering

Brenden Warnke

Attending University of Nevada, – Biology

Price Poston

Attending University of Nevada, CSE

Cole Kenny

Attending University of Colorado Boulder – Aerospace Engineering

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