The Nerds of the North

The Nerds of the North

FRC Team 568
2019 Deep Space
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Safety Animation Video Posted!
Safety Animation Video Posted!
Wow, what a week! Anchorage was struck with a 7.0 Earthquake last Friday, and as a result, our team does not have access to any...
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Earthquake Troubles
Earthquake Troubles
Out of the many challenges our team goes up against in the course of the season, recently we were faced with something none of us...
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New Team Members Onboard
New Team Members Onboard
Due to new involvement in local robotics programs, such as the engineering summer camps at UAA, we have for the first time ever started a...
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UAA STEM Day
UAA STEM Day
This week was UAA's STEM Day, in which the University of Alaska Anchorage hosts clubs, businesses, and people from STEM fields to have interactive activities...
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Anchorage Museum Robotics Camp
Anchorage Museum Robotics Camp
For the past two weeks, I have been volunteering at a robotics summer camp. The director had reached out to Mr. Roach about possibly having...
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Post season BBQ
Post season BBQ
After a successful season, we decided to have a celebration at Nikira's house. Everyone brought food, we played games, and already got started talking about...
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BP “Bring Your Kid to Work Day”
BP “Bring Your Kid to Work Day”
Two weeks ago, we volunteered to help out an event at the BP Exploration Center at their first ever robotics themed "Bring your Kids to...
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Reading Rendezvous 2018
Reading Rendezvous 2018
Sorry for the wait before uploading this, with the excitement of school getting out, we totally forgot! Anyway, we recently volunteered at the Lousac Library's...
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The Nerds of the North

We are the Nerds of the North, the only Alaskan FRC team! Though our team is based in Anchorage, Alaska, we accept members grades 9-12 from across the entire state. All of our members have interest in some aspect of robotics, whether it be engineering, programming, small business operations, or marketing and communications.

The Nerds of the North have participated in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) every year since our team was formed in 2001. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program that allows students to explore their interest in engineering, programming, science, and technology through various robotics competitions and events. Members of our team work to design, build, and program a robot that we bring to competitions all around the country (and sometimes the world!) each year.

As the only Alaskan FRC Team, we focus on inclusion of people from all around the state. We have members living anywhere between Anchorage and North Pole, and our goal is to continue to extend that range. Despite being spread across the state, FIRST Robotics provides our members with the opportunity to complete a common set of goals: learn, grow, lead, and find success.