For the second time in as many years, Texas Torque has received a $2500 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community.
The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support the needs of the local community, through grants to such local charities as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Food Share, Rescue Mission, and others.
Seeing a growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry wide, the Foundation expanded its mission to include support for manufacturing training programs throughout North America and beyond. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.
We had a lot of fun reintroducing MechaWatt to the community. During a competition at NRG Stadium many years ago, this robot threw a football 67 yards.
These donations were received from the many teams attending The Remix this past September. The Lego kits go to kids staying in the hospital multiple days. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, they have something to build and play with.
This Saturday the 23rd (3–7 PM) and Sunday (8:30 AM–4 PM) at College Park, the Remix will be a Robotics competition where robots will fiercely compete to balance and construct links consisting of cones and cubes. Spectators will also be able to participate in tours of the both lab and the pit area, so be sure to come and enjoy the spectacle regardless of what team you’re on.
Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24.
Today, members from Texas Torque delivered over thirty bedding sets to Angel Reach, a non-profit organization that provides support to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. These bedding sets were donated by several generous FRC teams who attended the 2022 Remix we hosted alongside FRC 7492 CavBots on September 24, 2022.
Thank you for your gracious contributions, and we look forward to additional outreach projects going into the future!