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.
View the 2018 competition teaser video: FIRST POWER UP!
Play our HTML5 Power UP Game!
The 2018 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