The Nerds of the North began 20 years ago when Wade Roach started the team as a science club at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The team continued to compete as a Dimond team for many years until turning into an Anchorage-wide team. A few years after that the team became statewide. Over the past few years, the team has been working on more structure and organization and has started using industry standard organizational tools and created leadership roles. FRC 568 has worked on one of its main goals of using STEM themes to spread literacy through Alaska while working hard on advancing engineering skills. Today, there are members from all over the state working together to create a functional and successful team.