We would like to share with you recent FIRST® recognition at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. ASEE is a relatively new FIRST Strategic Alliance but is one who shares our mission for promoting engineering and technology education/careers. The current President, Nick Altiero, is an avidFIRST supporter in Louisiana and is actively involved in the Bayou Regional planning committee.
Immediately following the plenary address by Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe, a noted mathematician and champion of diversity session, ASEE President Nicholas Altiero presented the 2015 ASEE President’s Award to FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the international robotics program, for its innovative use of print, broadcast, or electronic media to encourage K-12 students to pursue engineering careers. The award was accepted by FIRST Distinguished Advisor and Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Woodie Flowers.