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 …

New Team Members Onboard

Over the summer, we placed some emphasis on recruiting new team members at STEM events such as the UAA Summer Engineering Academies. For the first time ever, we now have a new member orientation program. All members that come to a meeting for the first time are now trained and …

UAA STEM Day

This week was UAA’s STEM Day, in which the University of Alaska Anchorage hosts clubs, businesses, and people from STEM fields to have interactive activities for kids. FIRST Robotics had a wing sectioned off, which had FRC’s area, Eagle River High School’s FTC team, and one of our mentors, Dale, …

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 …