Over the past FLL season, we were excited to continue and expand our mentor program from last year. Twelve Neutrinos mentored eight Story County Area FLL teams. In this volunteering opportunity, we worked hard to give the teams guidance and advice about programming, robot design, the project, presentation, and core values. The teams were prepared for their competition this year, and two teams won awards that qualified them for the Iowa State Championships. With this program, we were able to work with them more often and more in depth. Over 70 students in FLL were impacted, and we volunteered for a total of over 130 hours.
In addition to mentoring teams, we also organized a scrimmage at the Ames Middle School in order to prepare the teams for competition and present their work to their family and peers. We also sent 14 volunteers to the team’s regional competitions at the Marshalltown Regional and the SCI Regional.
With the conclusion of FLL, our team is looking forward to mentor the FLL Jr teams into the Spring.
Are you coaching or mentoring a FLL team? Then our new FLL resource page is for you! Team Neutrino has worked with Ames Middle School FLL coach Stacia Steward to release her guide for coaching FLL Teams and it is now available here. Check it out!
On Saturday, September 19th, Neutrinos and mentors gathered to assemble FIRST Lego League mission model kits that will be used in Iowa Regionals and the State Championship. In total, we made about fifteen kits. This was a great opportunity to help grow and maintain our state’s great FLL program.
Team Neutrino is a FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Story County 4-H club open to high school students in Ames and surrounding communities in Story County.
Are you interested in engineering, CAD, business management, or computer programming?
Please join us from 6:00 – 7:30pm on Thursday, September 17th at 4220 Sukup Hall (in the Biorenewables Complex on the ISU campus) for more information. We will have PIZZA! Our official season will begin January 9, 2016.
On Monday, September 7th, members of our team traveled to Des Moines for the Science Center’s second annual Mini Maker Faire. We were able to demo our 2014 robot and play catch with many children. We also gave three presentations with FRC 4646 ASAP, FTC 5126, FTC 7714, and ISU Lunabotics.