Carl Hayden Alumnus Diana Lee Guzman to Be Honored at the Inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) “FIRST, Inspire” Celebration on November 4

Posted by Community Relations at 9/17/2015

Carl Hayden alumnus Diana Lee Guzman will be honored at the inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) “FIRST, Inspire” Celebration on November 4, in New York City. The event will highlight the life changing experiences students can receive with its programs through generous donations.
Guzman will join honorees former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and entertainer will.i.am.
Guzman graduated from Carl Hayden in 2014 and competed in FIRST competitions with the Falcon Robotics team. She is currently a sophomore at New York University's School of Engineering where she is studying Computer Science and actively giving back to FIRST and to her broader community She works at NYU's Center for K-12 STEM Education where she mentors FIRST Tech Challenge teams around the New York City area and is an active e-board member of NYU's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
According to the event materials, “FIRST inspired Diana to leverage opportunities and made her believe that she is unstoppable. As a result, she garnered the courage to meet and connect with amazing individuals who continue to impact her every day.”
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.