Kincaid STEM Night

Kincaid Elementary recently hosted their annual STEM night, where kids get the opportunity to explore science new ways. Different groups host booths ranging from making slime to science fair projects. Two of our team members went and displayed the power of robotics, in allowing people to drive our robot, while …

E-Week Banquet Coat Check

On February 24, a couple of members from the team volunteered at the E-Week Banquet to run the coat check. We also brought our Deep Space Robot to run demos. Many people seemed interested in it and asked where they could go to learn more. However, we broke the front …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, there is an event among the scientific community called the ‘Science Pubs’ where schedules are made for different researchers and developers present their work and ideas at a predetermined restaurant. We were given the opportunity to present at one of these gatherings, which we quickly agreed to do. …

Math Counts

Math Counts is a nation wide math competition, where students solve math problems in the same style as a spelling bee. At one of these competitions in our local area, we brought our robot to show to the math lovers at the competition, in hopes of introducing them to the …

FTC State Championship

The biggest and most anticipated FTC robotics event in the state of Alaska was Friday and Saturday, the 1st and 2nd of February. Teams came from all over our huge state to compete in this event. On Friday, teams went through their judging sessions, where judges rated the teams based …

Smart Girls Rock

Smart girls rock – this a motto that we believe many can get behind. Recently, we invited 3-6th graders from Chinook elementary to get a first dive into STEM. They came over to Dimond High School for a tour of Dimond’s fab lab, as well as a demonstration of our …

Chinook Reading

On the same day as we invited the students of Chinook elementary to do engineering activities at Dimond HS for Smart Girls Rock, we also hosted a read aloud of our children’s book, Riley Robot and the Race in Space, for the kids as well. The kids seemed to take the lessons that Riley teaches to …

Alaska FLL State Championships

After a long and exciting season, the FIRST LEGO League Alaska State Tournament happened Saturday, January 19. It was amazing to be there supporting and working at this event, and seeing all the teams that came from all over the massive expanse that we live in to compete and share …

2019 Kickoff

Saturday January fifth was a memorable and important date in the FRC season for teams around the globe. On this date, the much anticipated 2019 FRC game, Destination: Deep Space was revealed. While the game this year unfortunately does not include any water, it looks like it is going to …

Anchorage FLL Qualifier

This Saturday was the first and last FLL qualifier in Anchorage, because all the others were cancelled due to the earthquake. It was a fantastic success, with nineteen teams showing up to compete, and one FLL team volunteering with other community volunteers and members of our FRC team to host …