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 someone act as an assistant during the two week camp to help teach kids about robotics. I happened to have those two weeks off, so …

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 Work Day,” in partnership with the UAA College of Engineering. Both BP and the UAA College of Engineering are a major sponsor of FIRST in …

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 Reading Rendezvous. The event’s intent is to get kids exited about reading over the summer; we were there representing both literacy (with our Riley the …

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 Robot, to help students understand the importance of team work and being open to receiving help. We are excited to be printing our book and …

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 over the last year, which was awe inspiring.  We also got to give spectators and engineer’s a demo of our robot,  getting to see professional’s …

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 build team. These Nerdlets have been involved with FIRST through FLL and FTC for many years and are ready to take the next step and …

Freshman Fair

The Dimond Freshman Fair is an event where the Alaska FRC team and numerous FTC teams come together and demonstrate all that we do.  This year we had over 200 high school freshman come and learn about the many things FIRST does.  Our goal during this event is to inspire …

FTC State Championships

Our team provided a demo of our robot at the FTC State Championship tournament in order to help highlight the progression of FIRST Robotics teams. VP Nikira spoke to the assembled FTC teams, sharing her favorite aspects of robotics and how it’s impacted her.

Science Pub Demo lifts the powercube

The Nerds of the North was the opening act for the monthly science pub lecture series on February 7.  Dale Rooney, FRC build mentor and professional electrician is one of the coordinators of the science pub.  FRC 568 was happy to work with Dale and the Science Pub group to …

FLL State Robotics Championships

Our team filled a variety of volunteer roles at the FLL State Championships. Our team members served as referees, judges, emcees, runners, and other volunteer roles as needed. In addition, we provided a demonstration of our robot in front of the assembled audience, and hosted an FRC booth where students …