FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has recognized SWE Member Jean Hoppert as the 2020 Las Vegas Regional Volunteer of the Year.
Over the past 25 years, Jean has been one of the biggest ambassadors of FIRST and has been instrumental in the success and sustainability of FIRST programs in Nevada. As the Founder of FIRST Nevada in 2005, Jean’s leadership and vision has been the driving force behind the growth and progression of FIRST programs statewide.
G. Jean Hoppert, P.E., is a fellow and life member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and is the SWE Las Vegas Valley Section Outreach Chair. Before retiring in 2003, Jean was a Technical Director at MasterfoodsUSA. Her experiences include 34 years in manufacturing and engineering with three different companies in seven different locations with extensive experience with new product startups. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master in Business Administration from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH).
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity 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.
FIRST is more than robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills. You can read more about the impact of FIRST here.
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