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 …

UAA LEGO Robotics Camp

Today we spent an afternoon at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s summer camp to talk about FIRST. The camp was coordinated by Tammy, who has been a long time FIRST supporter, and has an FLL team of her own. Lawton, Josh, and Mitchell were invited to talk to the kids …

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 …

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 …

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 …