Career Expo

College & Career Expo

FIRST® New York City Science and Technology College & Career Expo

Concurrent with the 2017 FIRST® New York City Competition on April 7-9, 2017, the 11th Annual FIRST® New York City Science and Technology College & Career Expo will provide prospective college students, parents and interested individuals with the opportunity to talk to college representatives about their respective programs and scholarships as well as Fortune 500 companies and professional associations about careers in science and technology.

The FIRST® New York City Science and Technology College Expo will take place on Friday, April 7 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 8 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).  The following colleges and universities participated in last year’s College Expo. They are among the 200 colleges and universities, professional associations and corporations who provide $30 million in scholarships to students who are members of a FIRST® team:

  • Boston University College of Engineering
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Clarkson University
  • Cooper Union
  • Drexel University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Merrimack College
  • Penn State University
  • Randolph College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Polytechnic University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Rochester
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering
  • Webb Institute
  • Yale University

The College Expo provides a unique opportunity for all college bound students to meet college representatives and learn more about their schools, programs and respective scholarships.  For more information regarding scholarships for FIRST® Robotics students, go to


The FIRST® New York City  Career Expo will be held on Sunday, April 9 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). In addition to being generous sponsors of FIRST®, many of the companies at the Career Expo provide mentors to our teams and volunteers for our competition. The Career Expo provides attendees with an inside look into the real world applications of science and technology in the business world as well as a better understanding of potential careers and opportunities. Companies and organizations who are participated in last year’s Career Expo include:


  • AB AllianceBernstein
  • Bloomberg
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Con Edison
  • CSC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Two Sigma Investments

Organizations & Associations:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • EDCO
  • FIRST Scholarships
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater New York
  • Girls’ Angle, Inc.
  • Intrepid Museum
  • Northwest Designs Ink
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • U.S. Army


Our thanks to the colleges, companies, organizations and associations for their continued support of FIRST® and participation in our College & Career Expo and celebration of science and technology.