About Us

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Montclair Robotics is a FIRST team based out of Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ. Founded in 2001, the team competed in two robotics leagues until 2018. Currently, we compete as Montclair Robotics Team 555 in FIRST Robotics Challenge. Montclair Robotics is a school-based club that requires no prior experience or tryout. Beginning in September, the team trains new members in our divisions: Build, Business, CAD (computer-aided design), Code, Electronics, and Safety. In January, the team designs and builds a new robot, meeting anywhere from 4-6 times a week. We typically have competitions starting in March.

In 2006, an all-girls team formed out of 555, FRC Team 1929, but later rejoined after 2008, and is the current Montclair Robotics. From 2007-18, we competed in FIRST Tech Challenge as Montclair Momentum, Team 147.

Montclair Robotics’ mission is to promote STEM in our community by teaching students in Montclair different skills learned by building and creating robots. We follow the principles of FIRST, including gracious professionalism and cooperatition within our team. We work hard to create a welcoming, supportive, and fun environment for all our team members.

Our Mentors

Angela Yanette

Ms. Angela Yanette has been teaching at Montclair High School for ten years. She teaches Fine Arts, such as Sculpture and Ceramics and also teaches Digital Technology such as CAD Design and 3D Printing as well as Digital Imaging, which includes the Adobe Creative Suite. While also mentoring Robotics during this time she helps our team with administration, design layouts as well as CAD development for 3D Printing.

Michael Barouch

Mr. Michael Barouch has been mentoring the team since 2001 – he also has been teaching robotics class, automotive class, power tech in addition to teaching both adult school welding and metal art – and summer camp welding and metal art for younger students who will be entering MHS.

Mark Hatten

Mark Hatten is a former electrical engineer. He is a scout troop leader, and a first year mentor for Montclair Robotics. With his experience both in the field and through hobbies he has taught many of our members the skills necessary in order to build our robots.

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Our Divisions

Montclair Robotics has 4 engineering divisions and 2 logistics divisions. They work together to build the robot, host fundraisers, and do community outreach promoting STEM. Every member of the team is a part of one or more divisions. Divisions allow our members to specialize in a certain area of the team that they’re interested in. Our veteran team members help to train our new members every year no matter their skill and experience level.

Logistics Divisions