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Micron Vice President Dean Klein Honored by FIRST Robotics for Inspiring Students

Micron Vice President of Memory System Development Dean Klein was honored with the 2012 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award for mentoring and motivating students in the discipline of engineering and design during the 2012 FIRST® Robotics regional competition in Utah, March 16-17.

This prestigious award recognizes mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills while also challenging the students to be clear and succinct in recognizing the value of communication.

“For more than a decade, Dean has been an instrumental part of Micron’s K-12 programs – from volunteering in the classroom to kick-starting science fairs as ‘Mr. Science’,” said Micron K-12 Program Manager Laurie Anderson. “His involvement as a FIRST Robotics mentor is inspiring students to pursue careers in the fields of science, engineering, technology and math. He’s truly engineering the future for the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

The Mountain View High School “Bullbots” team, from Meridian, Idaho, nominated Klein for the award and submitted an essay describing how he helped them understand the challenges, opportunities, and satisfaction involved in the discipline of engineering and design. Klein has been a mentor with the Mountain View Bullbots team for the past five years. Read the Bullbots interview with Klein about his experience with the team. 

Photo Caption: Micron VP Dean Klein mentoring students, while sporting the team spirit colors (blue and green) in his hair

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