The youth of the N.E.R.D.S. team are the most important part of the team itself. Though small, each member has valuable skills to contribute to the group to take on the challenge and build from it.
Several schools were approached for members, including Northeast Nodaway, Stanberry, Jefferson, and South Nodaway. Most members come from South Nodaway, but there are some problems with the drawbacks of coming from such a small school. The drawback is that most members cannot devote the time that may be needed for a robot. This is because of the fact that if a member is in another activity outside of school, time must be devoted to one thing mainly, as more members to cover are hard to find. This is also because the realm of competition is lowered due to less members, so more time is needed out with your head in the game. This can make getting things on the robot done take longer, so a lot of effort must be put forth from the team. For this, we are proud of our team, and are happy to be the N.E.R.D.S.