Full team meetings are Wednesdays at 2:45pm, sub team meeting days/times are listed below:
- Notebook - Wednesdays after school (CTE Wildkat Robotiks HQ), Tuesday & Thursday mornings (Main Building B303)
- Programming - after school daily M-Th (CTE Wildkat Robotiks HQ)
- Build - after school daily M-Th (CTE Wildkat Robotiks HQ)
- Scouting, Strategy & Game Play - Tuuesday and Thursday after school (CTE Wildkat Robotiks HQ)
- Budget/Fundraising/PR/Social Media/Outreach - to be determined
- CAD - during Academy, and other days to be determined
We are always looking for students to fill the positions above on the team (no previous robotics experience necessary).
Mrs. Weaver - Chemistry
Mrs. Ehlert - Biology
Amy Rogers - District Advanced Academics Coordinator
Jason Merik - District Science Coordinator
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Student information form link: https://goo.gl/forms/dG6WNYTTFvWGhGCp1
UIL Robotics STate championship May 2018
Members of the Wildkat Robotiks team from Willis High School traveled to Austin to compete for the FIRST in TEXAS UIL Robotics State Championship for FIRST Tech Challenge on May 18. This was a great honor as a rookie team. At the UIL State Championship competition we placed 10th.
Click here to read the feature written about Wildkat Robotiks FIRST Tech Challenge team in our local county newspaper.
Wildkat Robotiks would like to thank the following entities for supporting us financially through grants, and donations.
- DEKA Research & Development (part sponsor of our initial FTC team grant that went toward team registration, control and electronics sets purchases)
- QUALCOMM (part sponsor of our initial FTC team grant that went toward team registration, control and electronics sets purchases)
- Willis ISD Education Foundation (financial sponsor to fund the expansion of the Wildkat Robotiks FIRST Robotics program on all Willis campuses through the purchase of necessary technology to run robotics software; programs affected include: FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST -LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and in the future, FIRST Robotics Challenge)
- Texas Workforce Commission via FIRST in Texas (sponsor of initial League Competition Registration fees)
- Willis ISD CTE Department (sponsor of Rev Robotics Kits purchases)
- The Rogers, Merik, and Weaver Families (miscellaneous supplies, tools, snacks, and swag)
- FASTSIGNS Conroe (sponsored a banner for Wildkat Robotiks to showcase in the team's pit area)
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is for students in grades 7-12. For FTC, students in teams up to 15 compete in a 12 by 12 foot field with robots they design and build. Students build their robots out of reusable parts and code their robot in Java. Students develop engineering skills while applying concepts from their math, science, and career-technical education courses.