FLL Qualifiers

On the 7th and 14th of December we volunteered at the FLL Qualifiers in Anchorage at Begich middle school. It was a fantastic success, with about thirty teams showing up over the two qualifiers. The qualifiers start each of the competing teams going through Project Judging, where they display their …

FLL State Championship

This past Saturday, we volunteered at the FLL State Championship. On Friday, some of us helped set up, then the next day 25 of us (over 20% of the volunteer force) worked as FLL and Jr FLL judges, scorekeepers, referees, and videographers to keep the meet running smoothly. It was …

Riley Robot Illustration Workshop

This Saturday, we hosted a Riley Robot illustrating workshop, where we created illustrations for 5 of the new Riley Robot books that our team wrote at the previous workshop. We used a lot of different art media, including oil pastels, markers, watercolor and computer generated graphics. Fifteen of us made …

Riley Robot Writing Workshop

On October 19th, our team held a writing workshop to improve and build upon the Riley Robot universe we created.  We brainstormed many ideas for new books in the Riley Robot series. There were three categories for book ideas.  Math, science, and social lessons. This way we could cover all …

UAA STEM Day

Our team was ecstatic to be able to be apart of the University of Anchorage Alaska STEM day! We had a booth where we explained to the kids about Riley Robot (our children’s books) and our robot that competed in Houston. However, not many people came because we were working …

FTC Kickoff

As the only FRC team in Alaska, we often work to host and help with outreach events, often involving our youngers and other FIRST programs. Recently, we hosted the Anchorage FTC Kickoff. We streamed the official FIRST kickoff stream, before having team introductions and icebreakers. We then showed the teams …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, we have a rich scientific community, which manifests itself in several ways, including a recurring event that caters to the scientifically minded called Science Pubs. At these events, those who are scientists by trade or by interest come together at the 49th State Brewery to talk of new …

FTC Coach Training Intensive

Over the summer (7/29-/8/1) our team was asked by East High School FTC coach, Heather Roach, to volunteer at an FTC Coach training intensive at UAA. This coach training was designed to take rookie coaches through an entire season of FTC in just 5 days. We were asked to help …