Team Neutrino is hosting our annual FLL Unconference online this year, open to anyone who’d like to attend!
What is an Unconference? Unlike a conference that has planned presentations, each 30-minute session is broken up into discussion topics related to FLL that anyone can join in on. This will provide a way for current, new, and prospective FLL coaches and mentors to share their experiences, questions, advice, etc. as preparation for the coming season. The Unconference will be a great way to connect coaches and mentors, creating a support network for us to help each other before, during, and after the coming season and into future years! This event is open for everyone, parents and anyone else interested are welcome!
This year’s FLL Unconference will be held online via Zoom from 6:00-8:30pm on Friday, August 7th, 2020. You can preview the schedule of sessions here.
The Chairman’s award is one of the most prestigious awards in FIRST, and quite a lengthy process to complete, with four aspects of the submission. To help teams practice and share information, many regionals have Chairman’s Exchanges, where teams can practice presenting and ask questions of each other.
In wake of the 2020 Season being suspended, Team Neutrino is partnering with other teams to host Virtual Chairman’s Exchanges to provide teams that same opportunity in these trying times. Below is a list of all the exchanges happening, their dates, and a form to sign up for the exchange. Attendance is limited to six presenting teams and a total of 100 participants for the sake of time and call quality, so sign up soon!
Teams are invited to watch, present, and ask questions at the exchanges. We ask that each individual that wants to attend to fill out the session form (i.e. instead of one person signing their team up to present, we ask that each presenter must fill out the form). We’ll see you there!
Chairman’s Exchange hosted by FRC 3928 Team Neutrino Saturday, April 4th from 1:00-3:00pm CST.
Chairman’s Exchange hosted by FRC 967 Iron Lions Tuesday, April 7th from 7:00-9:00pm CST.
Chairman’s Exchange hosted by FTC/FRC alumna Erin Mitchell Saturday, April 11th from 2:00-4:00pm EST.
Chairman’s Exchange hosted by FRC 1023 Bedford Express Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00-9:00pm EST.
From February 28th – March 1st, Team Neutrino had a fantastic time competing at the Greater Kansas City Regional in Lee’s Summit, Missouri! After 72 qualification matches, the team was ranked 3rd and was the captain of the 3rd seed alliance. With our alliance partners 4499 Highlanders and 1982 Cougar Robotics, Team Neutrino advanced to the finals where they upset the 1st seed alliance to win the regional and advance to the World Championships in Detroit, MI this April. This is the first time in the team’s history they have placed 1st at a regional competition. Team Neutrino was also fortunate enough to win the Engineering Inspiration award at the GKC Regional. Although we were lucky enough to have been able to compete this year, we know that many FRC teams around the world did not have the same opportunity, and our sympathies go out to them in this difficult time.
Team Neutrino has spent the last few weeks hard at work on a robot for the 2020 Season: INFINITE RECHARGE Powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. We’d like to invite you to come see it at our annual Robot Reveal event! It will be held at the ISU Biorenewables Complex on Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 6:00-7:00. Additional details can be found on the flyer below. We’ll see you there!
This December Team Neutrino hosted the Month of Cardboard at the Ames Public Library. Each week people of all ages came in and built with cardboard and make-dos. We had people build, spaceships, astronauts, snowmen and cities out of cardboard based on our weekly theme. We had a great time helping everyone build their heart’s content and introducing STEM to more people. We’d like to thank the Ames Public Library for all their help and support!
At the event, we used cardboard Makedo screws to make assembly easier. Check out their website and buy your own here!
To start your own event at a library near you, see this document!