The mission of the NUTRONs FIRST Robotics Team is to provide exciting hands on STEM experiences for students in the Greater Boston Area. In 1997 the NUTRONs started with small team of 10 students from the Boston Latin School, and only 5 mentors from Northeastern and Textron Systems. Now our team is comprised of over 60 students from 5 high schools, 25 mentors from multiple Universities and STEM companies in the Greater Boston Area. Over 1,000 students have participated on the NUTRONs since 1997, and we now have robotics programs for elementary and middle school students in our communities.
NUTRONs students are mentored by college students from Northeastern University and neighboring universities along with professional mentors. Mentors are volunteers and dedicate hundreds of hours to NUTRONs students year round!
Each year we design and build a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition and compete in New England and across the country. Check out our reveal video for our 2018 robot:https://vimeo.com/257743962
We've also developed and sustained a STEM Pipeline of Programs in the Greater Boston Area. Check out our 2018 Chairman’s video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qaOLXm0NzE
Because we are an inner city team, fundraising is very difficult. We work year round to secure grant funding, but because of the large size of our team, it is often hard to raise all of the funds needed for an entire season.
To successfully run all of our programs costs our team and students nearly $90,000 each year.
Much of this funding comes from sponsorship and grants, but those funds still come short of our needs. Our students and volunteers have to cover their own travel costs and we aim to continue expanding our programs every year. Every bit helps, and will greatly impact our team! Learn more about our team by checking out the links below: www.nutrons.com | www.facebook.com/nutrons
We're so excited to announce that we won the Chairman's Award in New England! This is a major accomplishment for us, as it qualifies us for the award at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! This is only the 3rd time in our 21 years of existence that we've qualified for this. Apr. 17
We made some major progress on our robot and even got to start powder coating some of the final pieces! Reaching the halfway point in build season was pretty exciting, but we're even more ecstatic about the progress that we've made on our awards submissions and robot! Feb. 04
We took a little break from the chaos of build season to go visit the cat and dog cages that we're sponsoring at the MSPCA! We also dropped off fleece blankets that we made. We can't wait to go back to visit them again :) Feb. 04
Week two was a whirlwind of CADing, prototyping, redesigning, and starting to test our ideas! Feb. 04
At the end of week one, we hosted Quick Build! Awesome rookies showed up with their Kit of Parts and left with a fully built and programmed drive bases. We can't wait to see what their fully functioning robots will look like come competition season. Feb. 04
We can't believe how quickly Week 1 went by! We did a lot of Computer Animated Design (CAD) work, strategizing, and prototyping. Hoping this has paid off so far throughout the season! Feb. 04
We hosted a remote Kickoff at Northeastern University on January 6th - less than a month ago! We had so many teams and people here and we can't wait to see what they've been up to during the build season. Less than 3 weeks 'til bag day! Feb. 04
In the fall, we had a successful FTC training program! We sent 7 teams to the Gann Qualifier where they successfully competed. We're very excited to be now halfway through the 2nd week of the FRC build season! We've been very busy prototyping this year's robot and working on awards. Check out the video below to see this year's game and learn more about FRC! Jan. 17https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJkbYYpa4WI
After 4 days of hard work, we came out on top as New England District Championship Champions! On top of winning we also won the Excellence in Engineering Award for our outstanding design and robot performance! With only a week to go before the World Championship, we need your help to reach our goal! Thank you to everyone who has donated, it is incredible to see this level of support for our team! Apr. 18