March 3rd, 2009
Trenton Makes — Engineers
For the third straight year, I had the pleasure on Friday of attending the New Jersey FIRST Robotics Competition at the Sovereign Bank Arena in nearby Trenton. As I’ve mentioned previously, I find FIRST fascinating, and though I wasn’t able to stay for much of the competition, I was once again struck by the enthusiasm of the students and their energy.
This year, one of the judges, Laura Corsetto, had participated in FIRST when she was in High School. Now employed by Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corporation, Laura helped kick-off the NJFIRST activities by explaining how FIRST helped her with her career. I managed to catch up with her later that morning — though the quality of this video isn’t all that great — her story is nonetheless compelling: