Rocket Day 2019

Happy 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing!!! We are hosting a free event at the soccer fields next to the Story County Fairgrounds from 2:00-5:00 today.

Due to forecasted rain, here is the revised schedule:

2:00-3:00 Build and launch your own straw rockets, paper rockets, and bottle rockets

3:00-4:00 Enter to win the chance to launch one of our model rockets

4:00-5:00 Build and launch your own straw rockets, paper rockets, and bottle rockets

We hope to see you there! Watch our Twitter/Instagram @frcneutrino for updates!

“NEW-trino” Meeting 2019

Interested in joining Team Neutrino? We’d love to have you! Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team that competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The “NEW-trino” informational meeting will be held 6-7pm, Thursday, May 23rd at the Ames Public Library’s PEO room. Team members will be there to direct you to the meeting. See the flyer below for more details!

Team Neutrino at the Detroit World Championships April 24-27

Team Neutrino is super excited to be back at the world championships in Detroit! After a long 12-hour bus ride through the night, the team entered the Cobo Center weary, but enthusiastic for the amazing and huge experience ahead of them.

Team Neutrino will be competing in the “Archimedes” division. You can find the match schedule here. Wednesday of competition was spent repairing the robot and testing it on the practice field and during practice matches. Thursday and Friday of competition will be spent competing in qualification matches. Saturday will begin the division playoffs, where the winners of each division will proceed to the Einstein Finals.

With nearly 400 FRC teams from across the globe, as well as many more FTC, FLL, and FLL Jr. teams there’s a whole lot to do and watch at Detroit. Congratulations to all teams (both those at champs and not) on a great season, and good luck to teams competing in Detroit!

Watch live video from FIRSTinspires_Archimedes on

Seven Rivers Regional Wrap-Up 2019

From April 3rd-6th, Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After 90 qualification matches, the team was ranked 16th and was chosen for the 8th seed alliance with alliance captain 171 and 2081, putting up a strong fight, but, losing against the 1st seed alliance of 1986, 2481, and 5914. You can see the match results and videos here.

Team Neutrino also won the Engineering Inspiration award, which “celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.” Winning Engineering Inspiration awards the team with a spot at the World Championships in Detroit, MI as well as a $5000 sponsorship from NASA to pay for their registration fee! This is the third time the team has won Engineering Inspiration and the fourth time they’ve been to champs since their first season in 2012.

Team Neutrino would like to congratulate all other teams that competed at the Seven Rivers regional and wishes luck to teams who will be attending the World Championships in Houston and Detroit!

Seven Rivers Regional 2019

Watch live on TBA GameDay

One more regional to go! Team Neutrino will be heading to La Crosse, Wisconsin for their week 6 regional with 53 other teams. The team worked out some kinks in the robot at the Iowa Regional and the weeks leading up to Seven Rivers and are all excited to meet some new competition. This is the team’s last chance to qualify for the World Championships in Detroit! Wish any Neutrinos you see good luck!

You can check out the teams and match schedule here (match schedule posted Thursday night). The link to the live stream will be posted here Thursday.