Cowtown Throwdown 2021 Recap


Thanks to everyone who went to CTTD to cheer on Team Neutrino! We ended the competition with a top 4 finish alongside Team 1986 Titanium and Team 1802 Stealth.

After a year and a half of virtual events, Team Neutrino finally got the chance to compete in an in-person competition. Playing the same game from 2020, Infinite Recharge, we were picked by Team Titanium and Team Stealth to join the 3rd seed alliance. We learned lots from CTTD and can’t wait for the season kickoff!

CTTD 2021

Team Neutrino is competing this weekend!

This Friday and Saturday, Nov 5-6th, Team 3928 is honored to be competing alongside other FRC teams for the first time since February 2020. CowTown ThrowDown, an offseason competition in the Kansas City area graciously hosted by team 1730, is a chance for teams to prepare new drivers for the 2022 season and engage with fellow teams. The competition marks the team’s final event of INFINITE RECHARGE, as we compete to defend our 1st place CowTown ThrowDown title. Team Neutrino will be welcoming new team members to the competition experience and sending off Felix, our 2020/21 competition robot.
Matches will be streamed live following the release of an official event schedule Saturday morning. To watch Team Neutrino’s matches this weekend or view past scores, visit the live feed! Come join us as part of the event!

Ames Fundraiser – Team Neutrino


Next week, Team Neutrino will be engaging with the local Ames community and fundraising for the 2022 season with our garage sale! On Saturday October 9th from 8am to 4pm, stop by for furniture, electronics, toys, clothes, LEGOs, dining/kitchen supplies, and more— or, simply stop by to learn more about our program first-hand from our students.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit FIRST Team Neutrino 4-H, a local non-profit committed to instilling the next generation of students with hands-on STEM experience. Funds raised will cover everything from competition costs to community outreach supplies and allow Team Neutrino to continue to fulfill our mission of providing valuable local STEM education.

More information can be found on the attached flyer. We hope you stop by!

ACSD Enrich, Empower, and Excel

Team Neutrino volunteered at Ames Community School District’s Enrich, Empower, and Excel summer camp this year at Meeker Elementary school, bringing STEM enrichment to the program via pre-planned activities and crafts. In the first week students learned about the science of space, participating in activities ranging from creating marshmallow constellations to making paper rockets to launch outside. The 2nd week’s theme was Light It Up,  and students made LEDs glow with squishy Playdoh circuits and “painted” in the dark with glow sticks and a long-exposure camera. The third week was “Spy School”, as students made invisible ink with lemon juice and learned about how to escape quicksand while experimenting with Oobleck. Overall, students and Neutrinos alike had a blast over the three weeks, and we look forward to partnering with the program again in the future.