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 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. …

Chinook Reading

On the same day as we invited the students of Chinook elementary to do engineering activities at Dimond HS for Smart Girls Rock, we also hosted a read aloud of our children’s book, Riley Robot and the Race in Space, for the kids as well. The kids seemed to take the lessons that Riley teaches to …

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 …

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 …