The Nerds of the North

The Nerds of the North

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Out of bag before Auburn competition
Out of bag before Auburn competition
After the success at our first competition, we had tasks to do, and six hours to do them. On our last day at Willsonville, we...
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PNW District Wilsonville Event 2018
PNW District Wilsonville Event 2018
Our first District Event this season is in Wilsonville, Oregon and it was was amazing!  All the other teams performed admirably and we hope that...
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Riley Robot Has Arrived!
Riley Robot Has Arrived!
Our team is committed to using STEM and Robotics to increase literacy and teach positive values to elementary students. We developed a children's book, Riley...
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Pit Completion
Pit Completion
Shipping Down to Washington
Shipping Down to Washington
After many hours of work on our robot, we are relieved to pack it up and start the shipping process. The robot will be flown...
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2018 E-Week Coat Check and Demo
2018 E-Week Coat Check and Demo
Our team helped out at Engineering Week by running the coat check station.  We also were witnessed all of the amazing achievements that engineers did...
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Welcome, Nerdlets!
Welcome, Nerdlets!
  Welcome, Nerdlets! We were excited to have 4 young aspiring Nerds of the North attend our meeting last night to shadow our programmers and...
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Bag and Tag Night
Bag and Tag Night
  After 6 weeks of intense build, we finally had a working robot ready for bag and tag just minutes before the deadline. We have...
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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.