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 …

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.

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 …

2018 Kickoff

The game was finally announced during this season’s kickoff! First Power Up is going to be an exciting game and we can’t wait for our first competition. Thank you, UAA for providing the space and delicious pizzas!