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BradMello
12-20-2009, 03:56 PM
To anyone that applied EA/ED anywhere, what schools have you been accepted to?


Just got my acceptance letter to WPI yesterday! :)

ttldomination
12-20-2009, 05:20 PM
I got my acceptance to the Georgia Institute of Technology on Nov. 20th.

bobwrit
12-20-2009, 08:28 PM
Colorado School of Mines----Accepted.

LWakefield
12-20-2009, 09:15 PM
I got accepted to Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis for Motorsports Engineering.

Akash Rastogi
12-20-2009, 09:16 PM
I got accepted to Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis for Motorsports Engineering.

That sounds like a pretty sick major.

I just finished applications for RPI, Drexel, and WPI. Should get responses from each mid-January or so.

hyperdude
12-20-2009, 09:26 PM
I got accepted to the University of Minnesota - Institute of Technology back on the 24th of November.
I'm going into either Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Still can't decide. :)

CHapstack
12-20-2009, 10:22 PM
I have been accepted to Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Auburn. Still waiting to hear from Virginia Tech...

James Tonthat
12-20-2009, 11:26 PM
I got accepted to Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis for Motorsports Engineering.

Awesome avatar, I'm fan of Brawn/Mercedes though.

Anyone looking at the University of Texas?

manderson5192
12-21-2009, 02:41 AM
As of December 11th at 3:27pm, I am a member of the Leland Stanford Junior University Class of 2014!!! :D

ICntIHaveRbtics
12-21-2009, 10:01 AM
As of last Thursday, I am a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts class of 2014!

I'm going for graphic design && looking to co-op with the CIA, as well as minor in dance.

I'm an example of people who are die-hard advocates and participants of FIRST, but aren't necessarily pursuing engineering / comp. sci. =]

Passion
12-22-2009, 07:00 PM
As much as I know, there isn't any universities nor colleges that competes in FRC in Canada. If there is, my options of "where to go" would be much broader.

Akash Rastogi
04-25-2010, 05:56 PM
Anyone have any updates?

Unless I hear otherwise, looks like Drexel for me for a 5 year co-op in Mech E. Still hoping to get some good news from RPI's waitlist for their Aero/Mech E program in the next few days though.

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Jamie Kalb
04-25-2010, 06:19 PM
I'm going to Santa Clara University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and intending to get involved in the Robotics Systems Lab as soon as I possibly can.

Thanks FIRST! :]

whackedwatchdog
04-25-2010, 06:36 PM
I'm also heading to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Yay, YellowJackets!

Tanner
04-25-2010, 06:40 PM
As of a few weeks ago (probably a month now) I'm going to GA Tech - yay.

-Tanner

tim_reiher
04-25-2010, 07:01 PM
I just mailed in my deposit to Cornell (specifically, the College of Engineering) yesterday!

Chris Hibner
04-25-2010, 07:10 PM
Anyone have any updates?

Unless I hear otherwise, looks like Drexel for me for a 5 year co-op in Mech E. Still hoping to get some good news from RPI's waitlist for their Aero/Mech E program in the next few days though.

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A friend of mine is a professor of nuclear engineering at Drexel. If you go there, let me know. You'll have to stop by his office and say hi for me - that will freak him out.

HashemReza
04-25-2010, 07:13 PM
I'm going to Santa Clara University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and intending to get involved in the Robotics Systems Lab as soon as I possibly can.

Me too!

Acceptances to: Northeastern, Drexel, Santa Clara, and George Washington

I've narrowed it to Santa Clara and GW, I've got a few days to decide. Projected M.E. Major, with a minor in Poli-Sci.

kbonsell
04-25-2010, 07:16 PM
I did early decision for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (California Polytechnic State University) and got accepted the second week of December for Electrical Engineering.

Ericgehrken
04-25-2010, 07:19 PM
I'm officially going to WPI for Mechanical Engineering

gorrilla
04-25-2010, 07:24 PM
Anyone else going towards Embery-Riddle? (Daytona)

I'll be applying soon, going for Mech.Engineering, and trying to get an AirForce-ROTC Scholarship...hopefully :o

AnibaS
04-25-2010, 07:27 PM
Anyone have any updates?

Unless I hear otherwise, looks like Drexel for me for a 5 year co-op in Mech E. Still hoping to get some good news from RPI's waitlist for their Aero/Mech E program in the next few days though.

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Best of luck!
But Drexel is a great school, so congrats! =]

I'm heading off to Columbia- Fu Foundation School of Engineering for Mechanical Engineering xD

Congrats to everyone!!! All future mentors, I'm sure! ;)

Edit: Looks like there are A LOT of Mech. E majors :ahh:

Akash Rastogi
04-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Best of luck!
But Drexel is a great school, so congrats! =]

I'm heading off to Columbia- Fu Foundation School of Engineering for Mechanical Engineering xD

Congrats to everyone!!! All future mentors, I'm sure! ;)

Edit: Looks like there are A LOT of Mech. E majors :ahh:

Nice! Our lead programmer is going to be at Columbia SEAS. I hope you'll be joining team 395 there.

Anyone else planning on mentoring teams?

Drexel = FRC1712
RPI =FRC 2791/FRC 20

Jacob Paikoff
04-25-2010, 07:41 PM
North Carolina State Class of 2014 ME
Also got accepted at Georgia Tech, Ohio State, and LSU

AnibaS
04-25-2010, 07:43 PM
Nice! Our lead programmer is going to be at Columbia SEAS. I hope you'll be joining team 395 there.

Anyone else planning on mentoring teams?

Drexel = FRC1712
RPI =FRC 2791/FRC 20

Guess I haven't done my research properly, but I wan't aware that Columbia mentored 2Train, but I am def looking forward to being involved in anything Robotics-related!

cziggy343
04-25-2010, 07:45 PM
going to clemson university for sports management. 11 years of FIRST robotics, and im going to college for nothing to do with engineering :D

mikelowry
04-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Im off to BYU for mechanical engineering.

Edit: I hope to mentor team 3405, but I have yet to contact them.

AnibaS
04-25-2010, 07:54 PM
going to clemson university for sports management. 11 years of FIRST robotics, and im going to college for nothing to do with engineering :D

wow 11 years! any particular reason?

cziggy343
04-25-2010, 07:56 PM
wow 11 years! any particular reason?

my mother took me with the team when i was seven. so, i have been with our team since it's inception in 2000 :)

mikelowry
04-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Anyone else going towards Embery-Riddle? (Daytona)

I'll be applying soon, going for Mech.Engineering, and trying to get an AirForce-ROTC Scholarship...hopefully :o

One of my good friends is going there for aerospace engineering. I had never heard of it before he told me though.

Abra Cadabra IV
04-25-2010, 08:21 PM
Unless something drastically changes, I'm heading to Carnegie Mellon for mechanical engineering.

sparrowkc
04-25-2010, 09:33 PM
Admitted to MIT '14. FIRST is good stuff.

tim_reiher
04-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Admitted to MIT '14. FIRST is good stuff.

Nice, congrats! Do you know what you're studying yet?

Ice Berg
04-25-2010, 09:40 PM
Admitted to MIT '14. FIRST is good stuff.

I'm also MIT 2014.

I've been looking into teams to mentor in the Boston/Cambridge area. 97 seems to be the official MIT team, but I know that 125 and 88 are in that area as well. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

sparrowkc
04-25-2010, 09:44 PM
Its between pure electrical engineering (6-1) and EECS (6-2). I'm leaning towards the latter, because I want to do everything :)

JeffChan
04-25-2010, 09:44 PM
I'm also MIT 2014.

I've been looking into teams to mentor in the Boston/Cambridge area. 97 seems to be the official MIT team, but I know that 125 and 88 are in that area as well. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

MIT '14 here as well. Probably will be studying Course 6.

Not sure about helping a specific team yet but definitely will volunteer at the Boston Regional.

delsaner
04-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Three of our seniors are attending Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ. One of those seniors was asked to do research as a freshman when juniors and seniors typically do it, all because she was on a FIRST team for 4 years. :)


Anyone else planning on mentoring teams?

Drexel = FRC1712
RPI =FRC 2791/FRC 20

I am only a junior, so I have not done college applications yet, but I do have plans for the future. I will probably mentor a team if the college I attend has one close by. Despite the fact if there will be a team close by or not, I will go back and mentor 1676. Once A Pioneer always a pioneer! I also plan on volunteering at regionals if I have the time to do so.

n_ambrogi013
04-25-2010, 10:32 PM
I will also be MIT '14! I'm pretty sure I'll be pursuing course 2 (mechanical engineering).

smurfgirl
04-26-2010, 04:59 PM
I'm also MIT 2014.

I've been looking into teams to mentor in the Boston/Cambridge area. 97 seems to be the official MIT team, but I know that 125 and 88 are in that area as well. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

97 is sponsored by MIT and uses MIT resources, and 246 (BU team) and 125 (Northeastern team) are also nearby and easily accessible. I'm not currently with a team because I've got plenty of other things going on at MIT right now, but volunteering at the Boston Regional is amazing!

To all of you MIT '14s in this thread, feel free to PM me to ask any questions that come up. I'd love to help out!

Josh Fox
04-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Purdue College of Engineering for me.

Major is undecided at this time.

ketaki_shashank
04-26-2010, 07:32 PM
Unless something drastically changes, I'm heading to Carnegie Mellon for mechanical engineering.

Thats exactly what I'm doing! Go Tartans!

DonRotolo
04-26-2010, 08:09 PM
Despite the fact if there will be a team close by or not, I will go back and mentor 1676.
Heh. You gotta get through your senior year still, son.

================

I am amazed (but not surprised) at how many FIRST folks end up at MIT. Please, please take it from an old fart like me and get as much education at the finest technical school on the planet, and don't screw up by playing with FIRST (unless you are already getting straight As). Your job is to get educated, and anything less than an A means you need to work at it more.

(By the way: Most of you are probably straight A students in high school. College is harder. A "C" at MIT is nothing to be ashamed of.)

Good luck Class of 2014, see you in January 2015 at Kickoff.

GGCO
04-26-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm officially going to WPI for Mechanical Engineering

I don't mean to highjack this thread, but I'm a high school junior and looking at WPI. What did it take to get in? Feel free to PM as well.

darkangel
04-26-2010, 09:29 PM
I will also be MIT '14! I'm pretty sure I'll be pursuing course 2 (mechanical engineering).

MIT '14 - Course 7 (Biology)! I confuse so many people when I tell them I've been in robotics for three years but I still want to be a bio major. :D

I also want to mentor a team, if possible. Seems like it would be a lot of fun. :)

Akash Rastogi
04-26-2010, 09:45 PM
A friend of mine is a professor of nuclear engineering at Drexel. If you go there, let me know. You'll have to stop by his office and say hi for me - that will freak him out.

Haha, I will definitely let you know :)

John Bottenberg
04-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Didn't make it into MIT '14. Instead I'll be going with three other members of the HOT Team to the University of Michigan. I'll be going for CS/CE. Perhaps.

blackbrigadeer
04-26-2010, 11:41 PM
Any other UC Berkeley '14? I'll be there for EECS [:

Eugene Fang
04-26-2010, 11:56 PM
Any other UC Berkeley '14? I'll be there for EECS [:

Hi Anne! I'm doing EECS at Berkeley! See you there, fellow SVR Dean's finalist =D

Untitled
04-27-2010, 12:44 AM
I'll also be at UC Berkeley '14. Majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Ian Curtis
04-27-2010, 12:11 PM
Good luck Class of 2014, see you in January 2015 at Kickoff.

Perhaps one of the best things about college is that FIRST isn't the only technical extracurricular around! It seems that solid technical extracurriculars are a huge plus on the resumes of job seeking undergraduates, so you might as well pick one up.

But FIRST is *far* from the only thing! There's Formula SAE (http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/), Formula Hybrid (http://www.formula-hybrid.org/), Design/Build/Fly (http://www.aiaadbf.org/), Solar Car Racing (http://americansolarchallenge.org/events/asc2010/), AeroDesign (http://students.sae.org/competitions/aerodesign/), Steel Bridge (http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=780), Concrete Canoe (http://content.asce.org/conferences/nccc2010/), MATE ROV (http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2010/), and the list goes on. Do something else for a while, you can always come back to FIRST.

If any of you are heading to RPI in the fall and have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them. :)

Chris is me
04-27-2010, 12:22 PM
If any of you are heading to RPI in the fall and have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them. :)

If you're heading to RPI in the fall and feel like completely ignoring Ian's good advice, you can ask me questions too. :D Between RPI teams 20 and 250, and non-RPI-but-still-awesome 2791, there's plenty of ways to get involved with a FIRST team if you so choose. Look at other stuff first though, unless you have a particular interest in mentoring.

JamesBrown
04-27-2010, 01:33 PM
If you're heading to RPI in the fall and feel like completely ignoring Ian's good advice, you can ask me questions too. :D Between RPI teams 20 and 250, and non-RPI-but-still-awesome 2791, there's plenty of ways to get involved with a FIRST team if you so choose. Look at other stuff first though, unless you have a particular interest in mentoring.

Also RPI teams 1493 and 1665 (1493 is the team RPI is most involved with, followed by 1665) 20 and 250 mentors from RPI are usually Alumni from those two teams. 1493, and 1665 actively look for mentors on campus.

EricVanWyk
04-27-2010, 01:45 PM
I got into Dartmouth for an Masters program!

That will mean that I managed to do NH winter, TX summer, NH winter, all in one year. I think my phase is inverted...

kwotremb
04-27-2010, 02:05 PM
Perhaps one of the best things about college is that FIRST isn't the only technical extracurricular around! It seems that solid technical extracurriculars are a huge plus on the resumes of job seeking undergraduates, so you might as well pick one up.

But FIRST is *far* from the only thing! There's Formula SAE (http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/), Formula Hybrid (http://www.formula-hybrid.org/), Design/Build/Fly (http://www.aiaadbf.org/), Solar Car Racing (http://americansolarchallenge.org/events/asc2010/), AeroDesign (http://students.sae.org/competitions/aerodesign/), Steel Bridge (http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=780), Concrete Canoe (http://content.asce.org/conferences/nccc2010/), MATE ROV (http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/2010/), and the list goes on. Do something else for a while, you can always come back to FIRST.

If any of you are heading to RPI in the fall and have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them. :)

There are other programs as well. I did ChallengeX (http://www.challengex.org/) for 3 years at MTU and it helped me tremendously in getting a job after college. Now its called EcoCar: http://www.ecocarchallenge.org/

I guess does it count, I am starting a Masters in Engineering program at Michigan through the company I work for. 1 Class done, only 9 to go!

AustinSchuh
04-27-2010, 02:32 PM
I'm doing EECS at Berkeley!

If you or anyone else who's going to Berkeley has any questions about ME and/or EECS, feel free to shoot me a message. Congrats, by the way!

Greg Marra
04-27-2010, 03:09 PM
I got into Dartmouth for an Masters program!

That will mean that I managed to do NH winter, TX summer, NH winter, all in one year. I think my phase is inverted...

At least you're doing the season at the right time of year, right?

Ben Martin
04-27-2010, 03:31 PM
For anyone coming to Purdue, I want to let you know about Purdue FIRST Programs. We mentor three teams (461, 1646, 1747), put on the Boilermaker Regional, and do some FLL work as well. We hold a call out for new members in early September.

Feel free to shoot me a PM if anyone is interested/has any questions.

keehun
04-27-2010, 04:49 PM
I'm still a junior in high school, but Team 2502 is proudly sending our students to Princeton, MIT, Northwestern, Purdue, and several other very nice schools.

theprgramerdude
04-27-2010, 04:55 PM
I don't mean to highjack this thread, but I'm a high school junior and looking at WPI. What did it take to get in? Feel free to PM as well.

Ditto.

AdamHeard
04-27-2010, 06:21 PM
If you or anyone else who's going to Berkeley has any questions about ME and/or EECS, feel free to shoot me a message. Congrats, by the way!

And what Austin means by this is he is doing both at the same time... He is an animal and one of the smartest people I know.

=Martin=Taylor=
04-27-2010, 06:45 PM
And what Austin means by this is he is doing both at the same time... He is an animal and one of the smartest people I know.

I'll second that.

Double majoring in engineering at Cal is crazy. Hell, majoring in EECs alone is crazy :eek:

DonRotolo
04-27-2010, 07:44 PM
I think my phase is inverted...
You just need a 7404 chip.

(Do they still make those?):confused:

HashemReza
04-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Just made my decision...

George Washington '14, Double majoring, M.E. and Political Science.

Anyone else?

EdwardP
04-27-2010, 09:11 PM
I'm going to Caltech!

Laaba 80
04-27-2010, 09:30 PM
University of Wisconsin

Bill_B
04-27-2010, 09:59 PM
You just need a 7404 chip.

(Do they still make those?):confused:
low power schottky? maybe not but
surface mounted are still available in bipolar (http://it.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/SN7404DR/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMuo%252bmZx5g6tFPyndwlcpyDG)
Mouser's selection process is fantastic. Makes me sorry I don't need it.

Phil Ross
04-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Just made my decision...

George Washington '14, Double majoring, M.E. and Political Science.

Anyone else? Glad to see that someone else is going to be in the DC area next year. Anyone else going to the University of Maryland or any schools in that area.

Jamie Kalb
04-27-2010, 11:28 PM
I'm going to Caltech!

This guy actually has a shirt that says, "MIT... because not everyone can go to Caltech." :rolleyes:

Congrats, Eddie.

EdwardP
04-27-2010, 11:45 PM
Thanks.
Yeah I'm really excited.:D

Good luck at Santa Clara!

slavik262
04-28-2010, 09:07 AM
University of Wisconsin, planning on double majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science

1t5h1e1o
04-28-2010, 11:21 AM
Northeastern University '14 for Civil Engineering

rcmolloy
04-28-2010, 04:01 PM
I did early decision for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (California Polytechnic State University) and got accepted the second week of December for Electrical Engineering.

Finally! Someone who knows a great school. I will be visiting in early September and doing early decision as well.

Kimmeh
04-28-2010, 08:15 PM
I've been accepted to Michigan Technological University, and Kettering University, (only places I applied to as I did my homework. XD)

I'll be attending Kettering this fall where I'll be studying Computer Science and Engineering.

Raumiester2010
04-29-2010, 05:34 AM
I got accepted to Michigan tech and U of M Flint (cause my school had them do free on site admissions and i was bored)

I am going to Michigan Tech next year, majoring in Mechanical Engineering :D

phoenix_fire
05-01-2010, 09:41 PM
I confirmed Johns Hopkins. Is there any team in the Baltimore area that would be willing to let me mentor?

gorrilla
05-01-2010, 10:02 PM
How many people are applying for appointments to Millitary Academies? Specifically the Air-Force Academy in Colorado?

BrendanB
05-01-2010, 10:17 PM
I am actually one of the few kids on each team who will not be pursuing a degree in engineering. :( Although I love engineering, design, build, testing, tuning, and you get the idea, after much prayer I have come to the conclusion that engineering is something I love, but it is not what God has for me in my future. Instead I will getting a bachelors in some form of business or accounting. I enrolled in a program called CollegePlus (http://www.collegeplus.org/) which is a degree in two years for $15,000 or less! A few of my friends have gone through the program and loved it. It works by gaining credits by exam for general education courses in your first year. They send you study materials and I use my textbooks from school to take exams and CLEPS to gain credits. Then in my second year I take any CLEPS they have aimed at my major, and enroll me in a college of my choice along with online classes to finish of my degree and gain experience in my field. Then I receive my degree from them and can go onto get my masters somewhere else if I choose. Overall, it is very cost effective as I can continue working allowing me to graduate debt free! :)

EDIT: To answer /\/\/\ 1519 has one who is either graduating this year or next (our driver to be specific). Don't know the exact academy he is attending.

Akash Rastogi
05-01-2010, 10:33 PM
How many people are applying for appointments to Millitary Academies? Specifically the Air-Force Academy in Colorado?

Two kids I know of from FRC who will be attending is a girl from 1403 and Parker from 148. One of my best friends (not on the robotics team) will also be joining them in Colorado Springs! :D

RobertG
05-01-2010, 11:34 PM
I will be going to UC Berkeley and studying EECS. Interestingly, in three years, three robotics students from my (small) high school, including me, have gone to Berkeley for engineering: 2 EECS, 1 ME.

RoboMom
05-02-2010, 08:52 AM
I confirmed Johns Hopkins. Is there any team in the Baltimore area that would be willing to let me mentor?

You can also enter your information here: http://www.mdfirst.org/md/Contact/index.htm This will go to FIRST reps in Maryland who can explain the process.

qzrrbz
05-02-2010, 09:31 AM
I confirmed Johns Hopkins. Is there any team in the Baltimore area that would be willing to let me mentor?

Not to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but you really need to consider the workload at JHU first. A sad part of getting older is putting realistic limits to your expectations.

Been there, done that. Hope it works out for you!

JHU '73

pentau
05-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Not to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but you really need to consider the workload at JHU first. A sad part of getting older is putting realistic limits to your expectations.

Been there, done that. Hope it works out for you!

JHU '73

Yeah, I too would encourage you to be careful to consider the workload first. That being said, there are numerous teams and competitions in the Baltimore/DC area. And as a result, there are many opportunities to volunteer for FIRST programs even if you aren't mentoring a particular team.

I'm a freshman at JHU now and while I unfortunately don't have the time to mentor a team, I've been able to volunteer for local events and competitions (the Chesapeake and Washington D.C. FRC Regionals are both nearby and the Maryland State FLL program is rapidly expanding).

phoenix_fire
05-02-2010, 06:02 PM
Yeah, I too would encourage you to be careful to consider the workload first. That being said, there are numerous teams and competitions in the Baltimore/DC area. And as a result, there are many opportunities to volunteer for FIRST programs even if you aren't mentoring a particular team.

I'm a freshman at JHU now and while I unfortunately don't have the time to mentor a team, I've been able to volunteer for local events and competitions (the Chesapeake and Washington D.C. FRC Regionals are both nearby and the Maryland State FLL program is rapidly expanding).

Thanks for the advice!

sportman3333333
05-02-2010, 09:08 PM
I am going to Carnegie Mellon University next year. Will be doing ECE. Is anyone else doing the same program there?

MGoelz
05-03-2010, 03:50 PM
I will be attending Purdue next year. I plan to double major in Mech. E. and Environmental & Ecological Engineering.

I was also accepted to Rose-Hulman, IUPUI, and Indiana State. I wasn't accepted to MIT.

Siri
05-03-2010, 08:43 PM
...get as much education at the finest technical school on the planet, and don't screw up by playing with FIRST...I'll second Don on this one. I'm glad you're all so excited to mentor, but be careful. College isn't high school; FIRST can help you grow a lot, or it can really screw you up. (Well, they're not actually mutually exclusive, but there are usually less painful ways to grow.) Watch your credit load and your GPA, and remember you've got the rest of your life to build robots. You don't have the rest of your life to ace chemistry.

How many people are applying for appointments to Millitary Academies? Specifically the Air-Force Academy in Colorado?I made the selective summer seminar at USAFA (and USMA, USNA) a couple years ago. Wasn't a bad gig, but I like the freedom and opportunities of a major research university with a small honors college, strong engineering and everything else, top-notch ROTC, and an amazing ANG wing for a possible enlisted RC term. (That is, Penn State Schreyer Honors College, Detachment 720, 193rd SO.) If you've done your homework, enjoyed the seminar*, and really want the Springs, good luck on your application and more power to ya. See you in the Blue.

*If you made the seminar, I wouldn't worry too much about the appointment. Assuming nothing was actually wrong (DODMERB, nomination, etc), I don't think I've ever met anyone who made the seminar and not the Academy itself. (The former's more selective.) Good luck!

Durza16
05-04-2010, 07:44 AM
University Wisconsin - Madison, and University of Minnesota - twin Cities

Carlee10
05-04-2010, 08:47 AM
Applied to Rose-Hulman and Purdue. Hard decision, but officially going to Purdue. Not 100% on major, but very interested in civil, construsction, or maybe a little mechanical. I have some cousins who are in civil engineers, and are successful and happy. So hopefully I'll make it.

juda92
05-04-2010, 08:35 PM
NASCAR Technical Institute. Accepted Sept. 24th, 2009. Even found a team to mentor while I'm there. :)

darkember
05-04-2010, 08:48 PM
I'm going to Stevens institute of technology to study electrical engineering. It's also close enough for me to come back and help my team out.:D

Akash Rastogi
05-04-2010, 09:39 PM
I just mailed in my deposit to Cornell (specifically, the College of Engineering) yesterday!

Nice! I'm a Big Red fan myself. If you want any contacts up at Cornell let me know (a lot of family alumni).

Sunbun
05-04-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm going to USC in the fall. If there are any FIRSTers that want to room, let me know.

Zack247
05-05-2010, 12:14 AM
University of Toronto for me :D Off to Canada!

Andrew Schreiber
05-05-2010, 04:39 PM
I've been accepted to Michigan Technological University, and Kettering University, (only places I applied to as I did my homework. XD)

I'll be attending Kettering this fall where I'll be studying Computer Science and Engineering.

A or B section? Im guessing B since you said fall and A section starts in July.

CS CE dual major? How is the search for a Co-op going? Glad to see even more FIRSTers coming to KU.

KU '11 (CS)

manderson5192
05-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Stanford 2014. Right now I'm leaning toward bioengineering, but computer science, electrical engineering, and just about EVERYTHING at Stanford sounds so cool that I'll probably waffle until I absolutely have to :D

Edoc'sil
05-05-2010, 05:47 PM
Applied to Rose-Hulman and Purdue. Hard decision, but officially going to Purdue. Not 100% on major, but very interested in civil, construsction, or maybe a little mechanical. I have some cousins who are in civil engineers, and are successful and happy. So hopefully I'll make it.



Good choice. I was at a summer camp at Rose over the summer and i wasn't all that impressed.

Personally I am headed to Michigan Tech. It's cool to see several other first guys headed that way.

fireyoshi
05-05-2010, 06:13 PM
Christian Brothers University, majoring in Electrical Engineering :)
Can't wait to start anew!

familyguyfreak
05-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Any LSU Tigers out there???

Kimmeh
05-05-2010, 07:23 PM
A or B section? Im guessing B since you said fall and A section starts in July.

CS CE dual major? How is the search for a Co-op going? Glad to see even more FIRSTers coming to KU.

KU '11 (CS)

Actually A. I want to be in Flint/close to home for build season. I was going to try and switch to B (originally assigned to A) then I realized that in order to be here for build season, I'd need to stay with A.

I'm not 100% sure on the CS CE dual major, but it's going to be one or the other. And Co-op isn't going too great. Something to do with studying for AP tests, which has consumed a large part of my waking hours. That, and Facebook...

DG_
05-24-2010, 09:05 PM
Merrimack College for electrical engineering or computer science.

MagiChau
05-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Actually A. I want to be in Flint/close to home for build season. I was going to try and switch to B (originally assigned to A) then I realized that in order to be here for build season, I'd need to stay with A.

I'm not 100% sure on the CS CE dual major, but it's going to be one or the other. And Co-op isn't going too great. Something to do with studying for AP tests, which has consumed a large part of my waking hours. That, and Facebook...

I heard from a person currently attending Kettering who used to be a FIRST member that A section rules compared to B. You have any idea why? :D Or did I get it mixed around? Was it B better than A or... Now I am just getting confused.

Cynette
05-25-2010, 07:37 AM
Off topic from the college acceptance discussion...

But since you asked, I heard from a person currently attending Kettering who used to be a FIRST member that A section rules compared to B. You have any idea why? :D Or did I get it mixed around? Was it B better than A or... Now I am just getting confused.Since it is the rare student who does both sections...there is really no way to determine which section rules. But as a former B-section student married to a former A-section student, I'll just say that both sections provide a top-notch education!

Andrew Schreiber
05-25-2010, 12:38 PM
Off topic from the college acceptance discussion...

But since you asked, Since it is the rare student who does both sections...there is really no way to determine which section rules. But as a former B-section student married to a former A-section student, I'll just say that both sections provide a top-notch education!

So, let me summarize that for everyone, A-Section is better.* Of course, I am not biased at all ;)


*No, really, there is no difference. I have friends on both sections (and friends who have done both sections). Academically they are no different. Now, each section probably has its own quirks and feel but they are not comparable.

ika
06-16-2010, 11:57 AM
I suppose I'll be another oddball of the group since I've matriculated at Harvard College...don't quite know what I want to do with my life: I'm a mess like that.

Of those who are considering mentoring in the Boston area, the NUTRONS (125) is losing quite a few college mentors (~7) this year so it'd be nice to have a few replacements. They kids come from all over the city so they're (we're?) an eclectic bunch :).

I agree with the posters who've suggested trying something new and not immediately delving back into FIRST at least during freshman year of college (y'all have till January to decide :) )...But the Boston Regional is a stellar event so please do volunteer! (Wednesday*/set up day is perpetually lacking manpower, IMO)

*tentative

I look forward to running into some of you, with whom I share a common past, in and around Cambridge/Boston in the upcoming years.

Cheerleader1073
06-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Anyone else going towards Embery-Riddle? (Daytona)

I'll be applying soon, going for Mech.Engineering, and trying to get an AirForce-ROTC Scholarship...hopefully :o

Hey I was just looking through this to see where people are going (I'm a high school senior this year so I'll be applying in the fall) but I absolutely LOVE Embry-Riddle and will be applying there!! I only know three people that go there or will be going this year, and one of them I was only acquainted with, so I'm hoping there's a lot of friendly FIRST alums :)

gorrilla
06-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Hey I was just looking through this to see where people are going (I'm a high school senior this year so I'll be applying in the fall) but I absolutely LOVE Embry-Riddle and will be applying there!! I only know three people that go there or will be going this year, and one of them I was only acquainted with, so I'm hoping there's a lot of friendly FIRST alums :)

Cool,

Embry-riddle is a really nice place, have you visited the campus?
And make sure you apply for ER's FIRST Scholarship.

Cheerleader1073
06-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Cool,

Embry-riddle is a really nice place, have you visited the campus?
And make sure you apply for ER's FIRST Scholarship.

Yeah, I've visited once but only drove around campus so I'm visiting again in the fall. I hope I get in!

GGCO
04-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Well haven't heard back from U of M yet and today is kind of the last day they have an opportunity to do that, so I'll be attending Purdue University for Computer Engineering.

BOILER UP!

rcmolloy
04-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Accepted to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo & majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Ben Martin
04-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Well haven't heard back from U of M yet and today is kind of the last day they have an opportunity to do that, so I'll be attending Purdue University for Computer Engineering.

BOILER UP!

Nice, Purdue is a pretty cool place. Congratulations!

GGCO
04-16-2011, 09:27 AM
Nice, Purdue is a pretty cool place. Congratulations!

Thanks. I've heard people saying U of M has pushed back their decision deadline once again, so apparently I won't be hearing a definitive "yes" or "no" until next week.

I'm so ticked right now I'm tempted to withdraw my application and just attend Purdue.

EricDrost
04-16-2011, 09:45 AM
NYU College of Arts and Sciences to study physics

Barngirl425
04-16-2011, 10:43 AM
Accepted to- RPI, WPI, Drexel, Stevens and Lehigh

Going to Rutgers University for Mechanical Engineering Major with an Engineering Management Minor

HarveyAce
04-16-2011, 10:55 AM
Got accepted into the Honors Program at Southern Polytechnic State University! Goin for Mechatronics Major, and AFROTC. Can't Wait!

r2davis2
04-16-2011, 11:13 AM
Ill be going across the country to Purdue

GGCO
04-16-2011, 11:31 AM
Ill be going across the country to Purdue

Cool! See you there! What made you choose Purdue over other schools?

r2davis2
04-16-2011, 11:34 AM
I really wanna do aerospace and didn't like a few of the other options. The closest other choice was U Mich, but they are an extremely expensive school for out of state students, also I like Purdue more ;P

Bethie42
04-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Accepted to Oregon State U and LeTourneau U, only two places I applied to. Going to LeTourneau on a full-ride scholarship [I blame FIRST entirely!] and majoring in Computer Sci! Any other LeTU people? Yes, no, probably not? :P

There is a scheme afoot to get me back to my home regional [Oregon] as one of the college-advocate people, next year [apparently these people wander the pits promoting their college...]

I've read the thread discussing the pros and cons of mentoring FRC in college....I'm pretty sure I won't be mentoring any local teams, at least not in freshman year. [Still, does anyone know of teams in the Longview, or Tyler, Texas area?] Right now I'm planning on keeping in touch with my own team, and helping with organization and stuff like that. They've got the boots on the ground as it were, and as long as they get reminded of important things like hotel booking, STIMS registration, and team updates, they should be fine ;)

Karibou
04-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Michigan Tech for Materials Science & Engineering!


Also accepted to Kettering (the only other school I applied to), but I liked MTU's program better.

flyingcrayons
04-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Going to Rutgers University to major in Finance.

I love FIRST, but i realized that engineering is not something i want to do for the rest of my life, and i would rather do something business-related

demosthenes2k8
04-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Going to Rochester Institute of Technology to major in Computer Science.

Also accepted to Marist College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and University of New Hampshire. Waitlisted at RPI and WPI.
(I should probably post this AFTER I send in the payment...whatever.)

R1ffSurf3r
04-16-2011, 05:42 PM
I was accepted to the US Air Force Academy summer seminar but who knows how actual admissions will go.

jtdowney
04-16-2011, 06:53 PM
If you're planning on going to Purdue, be sure to check out the Purdue booth in St. Louis. I'll be there talking to folks on Thursday and part of Friday. Also be sure to check out Purdue FIRST Programs (PFP) once you get here in the fall. We'd love to have you join the student organization and help mentor local teams.

r2davis2
04-16-2011, 07:12 PM
If you're planning on going to Purdue, be sure to check out the Purdue booth in St. Louis. I'll be there talking to folks on Thursday and part of Friday. Also be sure to check out Purdue FIRST Programs (PFP) once you get here in the fall. We'd love to have you join the student organization and help mentor local teams.

Will do

Just pressed the accept button a few hour ago

Elliot191
04-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Stanford, Dartmouth, Harvey Mudd, Carnegie Mellon, RPI, Brown, Waitlisted at Caltech

keehun
04-16-2011, 11:27 PM
I'm an example of people who are die-hard advocates and participants of FIRST, but aren't necessarily pursuing engineering / comp. sci. =]

Same with me. I will most likely go to University of Minnesota for Music Education. Still been in FIRST for entire four years pushing the team's envelope, and I've always wondered why I was investing my time in FIRST. However, it's all been worth it.

Grim Tuesday
04-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Anyone who is going to Cornell or IC is welcome to come mentor team 639!

Chris is me
04-17-2011, 02:13 AM
And of course, if you go to RPI you better mentor 2791.

M.Wong
04-17-2011, 10:01 AM
University of Michigan LSA.

Didn't go for engineering as I'm not sure if engineering is the right path for me (you'd think after four years of FIRST I'd know).

blayde5
04-17-2011, 01:46 PM
I got into Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, U. of Michigan, UCLA, RPI, USC, and Case Western.

Unfortunately I'm still deciding between Berkeley, Michigan, and CMU but I shall be visiting Michigan next week so hopefully after that I'll make my final decision! Right now it looks like I'll be majoring in Mechanical Engineering at CMU unless Michigan changes my mind :P

Anyone know teams from the CMU area (Pittsburgh)?

big1boom
04-17-2011, 01:49 PM
Accepted at Michigan Tech, University of Illinois, Missouri Science and Tech, Colorado School of Mines, CU-Boulder, WPI.

Heading to Michigan Tech for MechE

rahilm
04-17-2011, 02:41 PM
Going to UC Berkeley

Also got into UC Davis, Cal Poly, CMU, WPI, and waitlisted at CalTech

Alex Dinsmoor
04-17-2011, 02:44 PM
I'm attending Michigan Tech this fall for Computer Science!

Navid Shafa
04-17-2011, 07:23 PM
I'll be going to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona next year. I'll be studying Mechanical Engineering. If you are also going to ERAU in AZ, please check out this thread:

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94385

Can't wait, hope there will be other FIRSTers going!

lynca
04-17-2011, 10:44 PM
I've read the thread discussing the pros and cons of mentoring FRC in college....I'm pretty sure I won't be mentoring any local teams, at least not in freshman year.


Usually a good idea to settle into college. But volunteering at regionals is still a great option to stay connected.


[Still, does anyone know of teams in the Longview, or Tyler, Texas area?]
There are many Texas teams that need help.
3037 is in Tyler -

https://my.usfirst.org/myarea/index.lasso?page=searchresults&programs=FRC&reports=teams&sort_teams=number&results_size=250&omit_searchform=1&season_FRC=2011&area=TX-USA

smurfgirl
04-18-2011, 01:56 AM
Any MIT '15s on CD?

KRUNCH DUDE
04-18-2011, 07:51 AM
I have been accepted to Kettering University Flint, Mi Majoring in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering!!

You know it's the right college when one of the recommended items to bring are safety glasses. :D ::safety:: :D

JamesBrown
04-18-2011, 01:23 PM
And of course, if you go to RPI you better mentor 2791.

Or 1493, or 1665, or 20, or 250, or 3044, or 3687.

xcboi23
04-18-2011, 01:47 PM
I applied engineering to all, haha. U of Michigan, Duke, Columbia, Princeton, WashU in St. Louis, Wayne St., Waitlisted at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford though. We'll see, deciding is hard!

Creator Mat
04-18-2011, 02:28 PM
Any MIT '15s on CD?

Going to MIT

ghostmachine360
04-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Accepted to Purdue, Auburn, University of Michigan, & Southern Polytechnic State University.

CallieJ
04-20-2011, 06:38 PM
Accepted at Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Carnegie Mellon, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Scripps, Skidmore, Wellesley and Wesleyan (:eek: It looks a lot longer listed like that......)

Attending Bryn Mawr (majoring in chemistry with biochem focus, minoring in dance).

Kyoshirin
04-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Wow. I feel belittled.
Michigan Tech
Major in EE,
Possible double major in ME

lackadaisy :)
04-20-2011, 06:56 PM
I applied engineering to all, haha. U of Michigan, Duke, Columbia, Princeton, WashU in St. Louis, Wayne St., Waitlisted at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford though. We'll see, deciding is hard!

If you have any questions about Princeton, feel free to ask me!

SammyKay
04-20-2011, 10:17 PM
I've been accepted at Tulane University and Rowan University...I'm going to Tulane University of Chemical Engineering. :)

wynniethepooh
04-20-2011, 10:29 PM
Anyone going to Georgia Tech? im going there next year :cool:

CallieJ
04-20-2011, 11:47 PM
Anyone going to Georgia Tech? im going there next year :cool:

Our mentor (TheOtherTaylor on CD) goes there, does that count?

ttldomination
04-21-2011, 12:10 AM
Anyone going to Georgia Tech? im going there next year :cool:

Although I'm not in your class, I am at Tech (this is my first year). There are various members from a number of FRC teams here. Least of which includes your esteemed college mentor, Sean Cantrell.

- Sunny

Marisa A.
04-21-2011, 06:53 AM
Going to Rochester Institute of Technology for Electrical Engineering in the fall =)

kgzak
04-21-2011, 07:15 AM
Going to Lake Superior State University for Computer Engineering.

Cyberphil
04-21-2011, 10:23 AM
PSU Lehigh Valley: Accepted (Mechanical Engineering)
WPI: Waitlisted
RPI: Waitlisted
RIT: Accepted (Computer Engineering)
Kutstown: Accepted (Undeclared)
US Coast Guard Academy: Declined
Lehigh University: Declined
Bucks County Community College: Accepted (Undeclared)

I have decided to attend PSU because of an internship I landed in the area. Though I will be driving 83 miles a day, its still cheaper than anywhere else I want to go.

TPNigl
04-21-2011, 02:08 PM
Northeastern for now, or potentially Carnegie Mellon or UPenn, depending if I get off the waitlists or not

Jogo
04-21-2011, 04:20 PM
Accepted: Carnegie Mellon SCS, Cornell Engineering, Brown
Waitlisted: MIT

Likely attending CMU. Are there any other FIRSTers attending / going to attend CMU? How about SCS? Do you volunteer at the Pittsburgh regional?

sgreco
04-21-2011, 04:37 PM
I'm going to the University of Virginia. Mechanical engineering class of '15!

adriaf
04-21-2011, 04:42 PM
Accepted:
Georgia Tech
WPI
UC Davis
UC Irvine

Waitlisted
UC San Diego


Will be attending WPI for Robotics Engineering (:

mahumnut
04-21-2011, 04:53 PM
got into my three: George Mason University, Virginia Tech, and RPI. Probably CS at Tech, instate = so much cheaper than RPI

1986titans
04-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Kansas State University - Accepted, Will be attending (Yay FIRST scholarships!)
University of Oklahoma - Accepted
Washington University in St. Louis - Waitlisted
Stanford University - Declined

Shmee
04-21-2011, 05:44 PM
Accepted: Carnegie Mellon SCS, Cornell Engineering, Brown
Waitlisted: MIT

Likely attending CMU. Are there any other FIRSTers attending / going to attend CMU? How about SCS? Do you volunteer at the Pittsburgh regional?

For sure :) Our programmer's going for compsci, our build captain is going for some engineering at CIT, and I'm probably going, but HSS/MCS. I don't know what we're all planning to do with FIRST right now, but it's been a fun four years...maybe start a Wiredcats north, lol.

jmanela
04-22-2011, 05:49 PM
Going to Michigan Tech, Double in Computer and Electrical Engineering

SamMullen
04-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Im going to be at Johns Hopkins in the Fall, for Biomedical Engineering, and my twin brother will be at Carnegie Mellon for ECE.

Chris27
04-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Accepted: Carnegie Mellon SCS, Cornell Engineering, Brown
Waitlisted: MIT

Likely attending CMU. Are there any other FIRSTers attending / going to attend CMU? How about SCS? Do you volunteer at the Pittsburgh regional?

You will meet a lot of FIRSTers at CMU especially if you take any classes in the robotics department.

HannahF
04-22-2011, 08:20 PM
I'm going to Penn State University : University Park for Computer Science and/or Mechanical Engineering :D

davidthefat
04-22-2011, 11:58 PM
Going to Michigan Tech, Double in Computer and Electrical Engineering

Tell me how that turns out. I have been considering double majoring in CS and EE too. And eventually get a double doctorate :rolleyes: But that is another story. I am a Junior right now.

lightsandmusik
04-23-2011, 02:28 AM
I am one of the few who love FIRST not going into engineering. Yay!

I am planning on attending Western Washington University next year and studying City and Regional Planning.

bls0620
04-23-2011, 04:44 AM
Anyone else going towards Embery-Riddle? (Daytona)

I'll be applying soon, going for Mech.Engineering, and trying to get an AirForce-ROTC Scholarship...hopefully :o

I can tell you this as ERAU-Prescott student.... faculty is just... AWESOME. Most of them have extensive prior industry/military experiences and they sure know what they are teaching :) . You will be surprised that a lot of them were prior military officers. And well, this is from Prescott's point of view (don't know about Daytona).

And have you thought of joining Det 028 instead of Det 157 :D ? We have 'better' AFROTC program than Daytona, hehe (inside joke). We are even called "Best of the West" :D. But seriously, cadre here is just fantastic.

P.S. to double(?) your chance of receiving AFROTC scholarship, apply for High School scholarship, as in-college scholarship is very competitive(due to Air Force/DoD's budget issues and AF looks for only EE/CE for express scholarships). Even EA(Enrollment allocation) will be very competitive as AF is reducing their overall personnel assets.

GGCO
04-23-2011, 12:46 PM
Just got waitlisted at U of M, so off to Purdue!

BOILER UP!

Waffles
04-23-2011, 01:25 PM
Anyone in for NYU-Poly? I'm headed there for Integrated Media and probably more since they have an accelerated BS/MS for the same price as long as I work hard!

Josh Fox
04-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Just got waitlisted at U of M, so off to Purdue!

BOILER UP!

Nice to see another Michigander headed down here. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I can try and help.

Boiler Up!

jmanela
04-23-2011, 06:04 PM
Tell me how that turns out. I have been considering double majoring in CS and EE too. And eventually get a double doctorate :rolleyes: But that is another story. I am a Junior right now.

not Computer Science, Computer Engineering. Computer Engineering in itself is pretty much half electrical, half software and then an EE double with that is only about 15 credits more!

elliver
04-24-2011, 11:45 AM
I'm going to Carnegie Mellon SCS next year; it's awesome to see others going down the same path. :)

goldenglove002
04-24-2011, 08:00 PM
Accepted at Virginia Tech, NC State, Clemson and Florida State

Going to Virginia Tech for ME.

JackS
04-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Or 1493, or 1665, or 20, or 250, or 3044, or 3687.

We just happen to be the closest. :D

All great teams in our area though, especially 20 and 3044. BTW, look for RPI off-season events and potentially districts in the future. A lot in store for FRC in the Albany area in the near future.