FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List
In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of the most outstanding FIRST Tech Challenge students, the Kamen family sponsors an Award for selected top students known as the FIRST Dean’s List. Since its introduction in 2010, the FIRST Dean’s List Award has attracted the attention of prestigious colleges and universities who desire to recruit FIRST Dean’s List students. Similar to the very prestigious National Merit Scholarship Award winners, there are three (3) “categories” of FIRST Dean’s List Award students:
- FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists
- FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists are the students nominated by each Team to compete for the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist spots. Students are interviewed at their first Qualifying Tournament.
- FIRST Dean’s List Finalists
- The students selected to be recognized at each State/Regions Championship that are in the running for the FIRST Dean’s List Winner spots.
- FIRST Dean’s List Winners
- The group of 10 students who are the final selection for the Dean’s List Award at the FIRST World Championship.
Each FIRST Tech Challenge Team is invited to select up to two (2) students who are in the 10th or 11th grade (sophomores or juniors) as FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists. The students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status as a Semi-Finalists, Finalist or Winner, are great examples of student leaders who have led their Teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission. These students have also achieved personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is the intention of FIRST that these individuals will continue on, post-Award, as great leaders, student alumni, and advocates of FIRST.
Prestigious colleges have expressed great interest in meeting FIRST Dean’s List’s Award winners and FIRST hopes that each Team will take advantage of the opportunity to nominate the most qualified students as FIRST Dean’s List Nominees!
2017-2018 Season – Semi-Finalist Nomination Guidelines and Nomination forms
|FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List – Oregon|
|FIRST Dean’s List Finalists – Oregon||FIRST Dean’s List Winners – Oregon|
|2018||Four Dean’s List Finalists will be announced at the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Liberty HS, Hillsboro.
This season’s FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Dean’s List Semi-Finalists
|2017||Elizabeth Bailey, #8176- Steelhead
Gokul Kolady, #7013 – Hot Wired Robotics
Margaux Mae Quady, #8372 – TNT
Tyler Walker, #4097 – Pac-Bots
|Gokul Kolady – #7013 – Hot Wired Robotics|
|2016||Emma Barbee, #3058 – Jury Riggers
Colin Mitchell, #7187 – Team Axis
Anshuman Radhakrishnan, #4855 – Batteries in Black
Ryan Sherman, #4480 Blue Dwarves
|Anshuman Radhakrishnan, #4855 – Batteries in Black|
|2015||Nikhil Murthy, #4855 – Batteries in Black
Logan Raczykowski, #9065 – Shermanators
Wyatt Stultzman, #9065 – Shermanators