FLL Scrimmage and Webster City FLL Regional

Last weekend, Team Neutrino volunteered for the FLL Scrimmage and Webster City FLL Regional! At the FLL Scrimmage, Team Neutrino and Team Photon gave FLL teams in Ames the opportunity to present their innovation projects, receive feedback, and run through robot matches against other teams before they competed in Webster City. Following the FLL Scrimmage, the AMS FLL teams competed at the Webster City FLL Regional! Some awards won by the teams include:

The Purple Puffin Puppies 

  • Won the Breakthrough Award
  • Advanced to State
  • Won the Coach/Mentor award (Congrats, Coach Tracy!!)

T-Rex Takeover

  • Won the Champion’s Award
  • Advanced to State

 Happy Little Goats Wearing Happy Little Sweaters

  • Won the Robot Design Award
  • Advanced to state

CowTown Throwdown 2023!

Team Neutrino will be heading to Lee’s Summit, Missouri from Friday, October 28 util Saturday, October 29 for the annual CowTown ThrowDown competition! We will be using Scorpius for our final off-season FRC event of the Charged Up 2023 Season! You can find more detailed information at: https://www.cttd-robotics.com/.

When the match schedule is released on Friday afternoon, you can view it here.  And you can see the results at the blue alliance website!

Iowa State Fair 2023

This Sunday, Team Neutrino participated in the 2023 Iowa State Fair! We helped volunteer for Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer with the goal of having people living and working in space, and reached out to over 480 people. We also volunteered at the FRC stand and demonstrated our robot Scorpius, reaching out to more than 100 people. We had a great time at the state fair and look forward to next year’s fair!

Team Neutrino’s TV Show “Full STEAM Ahead” Premieres!

We produced a TV show! Team Neutrino has created an educational children’s show to inspire young students to be engaged in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The TV show, Full STEAM Ahead, will start airing Saturday, August 27th weekly at 10 am.

For the past two years, Team Neutrino has been working on producing an educational children’s TV show, Full STEAM Ahead. Full STEAM Ahead strives to illustrate fun and creative ways for students to engage in STEAM. The show is seven episodes long. In each episode, Team Neutrino takes students to various locations around the Ames community, such as the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State and the SportsIowa athletic complex to learn about different STEAM topics. In each episode, team members also walk students through an experiment they can do at home to learn more about the subject.

The Full STEAM Ahead project was inspired by our YouTube series, Stay-At-Home-STEAM (SAHS), which was an effort to engage young students with at-home STEAM activities amidst the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show consisted of 27 episodes that were published over the course of nine weeks. The SAHS series helped the team to win the prestigious Chairman’s Award in 2021, which recognizes a team who spread the FIRST organization’s mission of educating youth and inspiring them to pursue STEAM. This past year, Team Neutrino was awarded the Regional 2022 Chairman’s Award and was internationally recognized with the Championship Engineering Inspiration Award, which celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community. These feats would not have been possible without the students’ effort for both series.

The Full STEAM Ahead show will be broadcasted on APATV 121-16 and streamed on YouTube the day after its original airing. Join us and watch the premiere of the first episode to learn about robotics and make a craft to take home on August 27th, 10 am at the Ames Public Library!

Join Team Neutrino in 2023!

Love CAD, coding, engineering, graphics, business, volunteering, and sharing STEM with the community? Team Neutrino is a Story County high school robotics team with over 10 years of award-winning engineering and community outreach. Now recruiting for the 2022-2023 season!

Please join us for an informational meeting on either Sunday, May 15th from 3:00-4:00pm or Monday, May 16th from 5:30-6:30pm. Both are located at the Ames Public Library upstairs PEO room, and we would love to see you there! Parents are also invited! Contact Leslie or Mikayla for more information.