FIRST Dean’s List Award

Andrew and Whitman Science Teacher and FIRST Robotics Mentor Jaime Rogers at this year’s FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Awards Luncheon.
Andrew and Whitman Science Teacher and FIRST Robotics Mentor Jaime Rogers at this year’s FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Awards Luncheon.
Andrew meeting his hero Dr. Woodie Flowers.  Dr. Flowers is the Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Flowers helped create MIT's renowned course
Andrew meeting his hero Dr. Woodie Flowers. Dr. Flowers is the Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Flowers helped create MIT's renowned course "Introduction to Design."
At the FIRST Robotics Competition. For over 25 years, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has inspired young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
At the FIRST Robotics Competition. For over 25 years, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has inspired young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Walt Whitman junior Andrew Ferreri has been named a FIRST Dean’s List Award finalist.

The FIRST Dean’s List Award is highest award for an individual in a high school FIRST robotics program.  The names of finalist are given to IVY league schools at the request of the top schools. During this year’s event Dean's from MIT, Yale and the Air Force Academy spoke about what they are looking for in students entering into their schools. Most of the accepted students in their schools are Dean's list finalists. They enforced how the world needs problem solvers much like the students that earned their way into the luncheon as a Dean's List Finalist. 

“Andrew has been in the Robotics Program for 3 years and has been a leader in the program for the entire time,” said Walt Whitman Science Teacher and FIRST Robotics Mentor Jaime Rogers. “He has been one of the go-to members to develop and build the robot.”   Andrew is involved in the ACE program outside of the school for his interest in architecture.

The FIRST Dean’s List Award recognizes Andrew’s overall contribution to his team, his technical expertise and passion, his entrepreneurship and creativity, and his ability to motivate and lead fellow team members.  This award is a testament to Andrews’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST and his effectiveness at increasing awareness of FIRST in the school and community.

“Andrew has so much promise and such a bright future ahead of him,” added Rogers.   “I look forward to seeing what he can do next year in Robotics and what he accomplishes when he leaves Whitman in the future.”

Way to Go Andrew!