Reading Rendezvous 2019

This year was the 19th annual Reading Rendezvous at the Anchorage library. We volunteered to lead a booth, along with a few FTC teams. We brought our robot to demo, along with a binary bracelet making station, and two paper airplane launchers. At the booths, we had three activities planned. …

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 …

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 …

Chugach Elementary Carnival

Every year, Chugach Elementary School hosts a fall carnival, and each year has a different theme. This year’s theme was a space LEGO theme, and so it seemed appropriate to add robotics to the mix. We were invited to come and display our robot, which we gladly did. We demonstrated …

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, …

UAA Summer Engineering Camps

Every summer, our sponsor university, UAA, hosts a series of engineering camps, each with a different theme, from electronics and programming to civil engineering and architecture targeted at elementary and middle school kids. During several of these camps, team members volunteered to help teach and mentor, and we loved the …