The WHEAT Foundation: supporting the RoboWarriors (AKA Team 41) since 2008
The WHEAT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Our mission is to support the participation of Watchung Hills Regional High School students in national, state and regional programs designed to inspire young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.
Who We Are
The WHEAT Foundation is an all-volunteer organization, comprised primarily of parents of members of the Robo-Warriors, the Watchung Hills Regional High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team - Team 41. The Foundation is dependent on the ongoing support of the community and welcomes new members to join us and support the robotics team.
What We Do
The WHEAT Foundation raises funds to support the Watchung Hills Regional High School robotics program, and works with the faculty advisors and team mentors to provide other organizational and logistics support to the team, especially during the critical six-week build season. In addition, we serve as advocates for the robotics program and other STEM programs to encourage additional funding and support from the school district and community.
Unfortunately, the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is a 2020/21 season, but it will be much different due to the ongoing adjustments made as a result of the pandemic. The 2020/21 season kickoff was held on Saturday Jan 9, and the video below describes how the season will work.
GOOD LUCK TEAM 41!!!
WHEAT normally meets monthly at the Warren Library, but the library meeting room is unavailable for now due to the coronavirus. As a result, our meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. Click to the "Get Involved" page to see our meeting schedule. Visitors are still welcome to join us - send an email using our contact page link here and we will send you the meeting link. Come see what we're up to!
2021 FIRST Robotics Competition - Infinite Recharge Overview
This is the video released on kickoff day Jan 9, 2021 describing how this year's competition will be done. For season updates, click here
GO TEAM 41!
The 2020/2021 RoboWarriors
2019 Season Recap
Team 41 had an exciting and challenging season in 2019. The team performed well in their two district competitions in Mt. Olive and Montgomery, and made it to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs in both. These two good district performances qualified them for the regional competition at Lehigh University where they again did well with a final ranking of 30th out of 60 teams. Not quite enough to qualify for the World Championship in Detroit, but still a successful season to be proud of.
For more details on this past season, click here.