Chief Judge Advisor, FIRST Robotics Competition
Cynthia Stong graduated from Seattle University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1989 and worked for The Boeing Company 1980 to retirement in 2009. She completed a MBA from City University with an emphasis in Project Management. She has been an active member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) serving on local and international boards and committees.
She enjoys FIRST Robotics and currently co-leads the judges for FRC events both locally and nationally. She is a past member of Seattle University Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, Arizona I.D.E.A. museum, Mesa Leadership and Otero Leadership. Also currently serving on Boards for The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, Arizona FIRST Board, OteroSTEM, FIRST Robotics NM and Alamogordo Public Library.
She is active in her local Rotary, helps mentor a local NM FRC team, serves as the Regional Director of NM and is now glad to help the FIRST in Texas Board as they grow and succeed!
“One of the reasons I give is because I have been involved in FIRST for over 16 years and I know the program works. I’ve seen amazing students become even more amazing adults. I’m passionate about giving back and being part of that transition for students. I can see the direct impact!”