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University FIRST Alumni Group

Hi all,

I'm an alumnus of 2410 and will be a sophomore at the University of Kansas. In my first year I talked to some fellow FIRST alumni who were interested in joining a FIRST alumni association for students at KU, but my friends and I couldn't get anything going last year.

My big question is what do people do in FIRST alumni groups? I know other universities have them and I would be interested to hear what people at other schools do in their alumni groups.

Thanks!
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Re: University FIRST Alumni Group

In the case of Gamecock FIRSTers, it's working with Garnet Squadron (FTC 11444) and some years doing Robot in 3 Days as Team Cockamamie.

Some focus on staging events, some focus on volunteering at events, some focus on mentoring, some focus on hanging out. Your group's ambitions will drive what you do.

I remember that Purdue FIRST Programs did a conference talk a year or two ago at Championship. They're a big, established program that is a solid reference point for what is possible (eventually, and with the right support).
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Hi all,

I'm an alumnus of 2410 and will be a sophomore at the University of Kansas. In my first year I talked to some fellow FIRST alumni who were interested in joining a FIRST alumni association for students at KU, but my friends and I couldn't get anything going last year.

My big question is what do people do in FIRST alumni groups? I know other universities have them and I would be interested to hear what people at other schools do in their alumni groups.

Thanks!
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Re: University FIRST Alumni Group

Hello,

I am a new alumni (also in Kansas, but at Wichita State - originally from Oklahoma) and have noticed that there aren't a lot of FIRST opportunities in Kansas except in the Kansas City area.

If you know of any FIRST alumni in the Wichita area please let me know. Same thing if you know of any new events in Kansas that I could volunteer at. I'd like to get a FIRST alumni group started at WSU but for now I am planning to focus on school and do a little bit of volunteering back in Oklahoma when I have time.
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My big question is what do people do in FIRST alumni groups? I know other universities have them and I would be interested to hear what people at other schools do in their alumni groups.
Texas A&M Alumni group is the biggest and most active in Texas.
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