The Pirates are Nederland Colorado's Middle/Senior High School FIRST™ robotics team.
Each year our team builds a new robot from scratch. The robot must be built and ready for competition in six short weeks!
Robotics is a high school club seeking to bring relevance to traditional science and math curriculum. The club features adult mentors and high school students working together during a six week challenge to build a robot suitable for competition. The competition looks a little like a computer game come to life. Real robots built by the First Robotics team are driven by team members to obtain competition goals.
Each High School student who volunteers their time and effort to the task is mentored in multiple ways. Team members use NMSHS shop tools with supervision and are instructed in software programming, both critical elements in robot construction. Mentors, members and parents contribute in many ways, for example, teaching and learning about website design, fund raising, and team management, planning for the challenge.
The 2019 team is taking shape. See who's already joined and ready to build!
First, its fun. Second, its a great way to gain experience for future college opportunities and jobs.Read More
The team will travel to Denver East High School on Sept. 28th, 11am-4pm, for a competition sponsored by Colorado Energy Days. We're proud to participate in the inaugural Kendrick Castillo Memorial Tournament.