FIRST Alumni in NYC Spotlight

FIRST mentor Chelsey Roebuck leads students into brighter futures

December 31, 2018

FIRST Alum and mentor Chelsey Roebuck co-founded the nonprofit Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE), a Harlem-based youth development organization that uses STEM education to empower students from underserved communities to realize their academic and career potential. Chelsea received the Evelyn Kamen Rising Star Award for his accomplishments in leveling the playing field in STEM for underrepresented populations at the 2017 FIRST Inspire Gala, where he was honored alongside President Barack Obama. Read more about his accomplishments below. 

FIRST Alumni Max Friefeld co-founds Voodoo Manufacturing in NYC

August 03, 2018

FIRST alumni Max Friefeld co-founds Voodoo Manufacturing in Brooklyn, NY. This manufacturing start-up is a game changer for the manufacturing industry as it allows for the mass production of 3d printed products. Learn more about his story below. 

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