The WHEAT Foundation: supporting the RoboWarriors (AKA Team 41) since 2008
"Houston, we have a funding problem" (GoFundMe)
After ranking 10th out of 126 teams in the highly competitive Mid-Atlantic District, Team 41 is bound for Houston to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championship!
However, the overall cost for flights, hotel, food, and robot transport is very high, estimated at $1600 for each of the 21 RoboWarriors competing. So, we have set up a GoFundMe site to contribute to their worthy cause. If you are able to donate, it is MUCH APPRECIATED! Please click here to go to our GoFundMe page or donate directly using our tax-deductible Paypal account
Additional corporate sponsors are of course always welcome!
Bridgewater-Raritan District Competition - Team 41 was ranked #2 out of 36 teams after the qualification matches. They made it to the finals in the playoffs and ended up placing 2nd. Additionally, they won the "Excellence in Engineering Award."
Montgomery District Competition - the RoboWarriors ranked 7th out of 39 teams after the qualification rounds, and, just like the Bridgewater competition, made it to the finals in the playoffs and came in 2nd place. At this event, they won the "Innovation in Control Award." After this event, they ranked 6th out of 126 teams total in the Mid-Atlantic Region and easily qualified for the regional championship at Lehigh University.
Lehigh University Mid-Atlantic Region Championship - Team 41 was ranked 20th after the qualification matches out of the 60 teams competing, and then made it to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They won yet another award - the "Industrial Design Award." After this competition, their overall ranking in the Mid-Atlantic Region was 10th out of 126 teams!
This high ranking qualified them for the World Championship in Houston on April 20-23rd!!
See the above box for info on the GoFundMe site if you would like to contribute and help the team with the expense of their Houston trip.
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.
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.
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.
WHEAT meets about once a month online via Zoom. Click to the "Get Involved" page to see our meeting schedule. Visitors are welcome to come on to our Zoom meeting as a guest - just send us an email using our contact page link here and we will send you the meeting link. Come see what we're up to! We need new members to support Team 41!
2022 FIRST Robotics Competition - RAPID REACT - Overview
This is the video released on kickoff day Jan 8, 2022 describing how this year's competition will be done.
GO TEAM 41!