"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."
-Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST
The Nerd Herd, Team 687, has participated with FRC Robotics since 2001. The team focuses on spreading the message of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) while competing in friendly robotics competitions. Every year the team is given a new challenge to build a robot that will fulfill the requirements. The team meets on Fridays from 4pm-7pm and as the build season starts, members are required to stay more times out of the week. The Nerd Herd consists of the build team and the administration team. The build team is in charge of developing and creating the robot that will be eligible to compete at competitions. There are five sub-teams within the build team are programming, electrical, drive, mechanical, and machining. The administration team is responsible for representing the business aspects of the team. The three sub-teams of the administration team are outreach, media, and administration.