The Nerds of the North

The Nerds of the North

FRC Team 568
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Robot It! – Summer Camp Volunteering
Robot It! – Summer Camp Volunteering
These two weeks Lawton and Toya spent volunteering at the Anchorage Museum at the Robot It! summer camp. Each year the Anchorage Museum has a...
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BP Bring your Child to Work Day 2019
Today we hosted one of our largest outreach events of the season, the BP bring your child to work day. BP has been a long...
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Reading Rendezvous 2019
Reading Rendezvous 2019
This year was the 19th annual Reading Rendezvous at the Anchorage library. We volunteered to lead a booth, along with a few FTC teams. We...
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Houston World Championship 2019
The team attended the Houston World Championship this season after winning the Engineering Inspiration award at the District competition and then the District Championship. We...
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Washington and Oregon trip
Over the past two weeks, we've been on our trip to Washington and Oregon to compete in the 2019 FRC competition. We left Alaska March...
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Week 2 Robot Competition
Week 2 Robot Competition
For our second week of robot competition we regrouped and drove from Seattle to Portland for the Clackamas Academy Event. At this competition we did...
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Out of Bag Time
Out of Bag Time
All FRC teams are allowed six hours total to work on their robot in between competitions. Our team used this time to work on the...
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PNW District Competition #1
PNW District Competition #1
At the first (haha no pun intended) competition we went on our trip, we won the Judges Award! Although, we did struggle with our robot...
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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.