On Saturday, February 18th, Walton Robotics hosted eight teams from across Georgia on the Marietta DE 2017 FRC Steamworks competition field. The teams experienced a safety briefing, lunch, and of course ROBOTS! We had some teams who could climb and others that could get across the field really fast. It was a wonderful day full of information sharing, teamwork, and all around fun!
The Marietta DE field is almost complete! Thanks to generous sponsorship from GeorgiaFIRST and over 600 hours of student and parent work, we have our first open field this Thursday, 2/9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
DE Marietta has a full field with a steel airship, boilers, and loading stations for your use.
The first five teams to respond back will be able to participate in this open field event. Good luck to all teams and remember practice makes perfect.
Please remember to bring your own safety glasses for everyone who attends a DE event! Closed toe shoes are also required.
We look forward to seeing teams moving on the field!
Walton’s field build crew
Thanks for your hard work!
The Walton Robotics will be hosting a GirlsFIRST Interview and Application Workshop in collaboration with TagEd on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at Walton High School. This is a free event open to all high school and rising high school girls. Lunch will be provided.
Participating girls will have the chance to write winning applications, practice answering typical interview questions with STEM professionals, and discuss their future plans with small groups.
Here’s the flyer – Interview and Application Workshop 2017
The next GirlsFIRST Programming Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 1pm to 3pm at Walton High School.
This is a FREE event open to all high school girls. Participating girls will have an opportunity to work on fun programming challenges tailored to their programming knowledge. Wendy Frazier, VP Software Engineering at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, will be our VIP Guest and will share her expertise in web development and give the girls advice on how to be successful in a STEM career.
And as always, we will network and share some free SWAG!
Registration is available at https://goo.gl/forms/lQT6lsLdXZa51sYO2. Seating is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Please join us to meet this amazing STEM leader and sharpen your programming skills and learn new ones!
GRITS 2016 was a fantastic event for the FIRST program. On Saturday, October 22, our team was able to to debut a brand new drive team and scouting team. We trained a few new members in our pit, we held a signup for our upcoming GirlsFIRST events, and we even practiced mock awards scouting to prepare for competition.
Thanks to everyone who made this event possible! A special thanks goes out to Riverside Military Academy for hosting this incredible offseason competition. Our team is excited for the upcoming build season and FIRST Steamworks!
We are very disappointed to report that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will have to reschedule the GirlsFIRST event planned for this Saturday, October 15 at Walton High School.
Thank you very much for interest in working together and learning about futures in STEM. We will let you know as soon as the GirlsFIRST event is rescheduled. I hope you will be able to join us then.
In the meantime, if you would like any additional information about GirlsFIRST or Walton Robotics, please contact us. We would enjoy sharing our passion for STEM with you.
Thank you again for your time and understanding. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Walton Robotics is hosting another GirlsFIRST event on Saturday, October 15. This is a free event for high school girls at Walton High School. Activities include networking with female STEM professionals, participate in a fun engineering challenge, and learn how to drive robots. Lunch will be provided. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/vsDaHSHYAOCIOEuA2. Registration is limited to the first 100 girls.
Download a copy of the flyer here — girls-first-flyer-pdf-2
We’ve been busy this summer! No, we haven’t been in school, but the team has been working hard to spread STEM in our community.
Two students work on VEX robots at the Walton Robotics camp.
Students work on a team building activity at Walton Robotics camp.
A student works on a robot at Walton Robotics camp.
A student works in Java at the Walton Robotics camp.
In early June, we hosted our summer camps – Lego, VEX, and Java. Over 50 middle school students spent an exciting 4 days working with Walton Robotics team members learning about robotics and programming – LabView, RobotC, and Java. Students also were treated to leadership and team building activities. Water balloons were fun on a hot afternoon!
After a busy week of camps, our team leadership went on an overnight retreat, led by the awesome Mrs. Boler, our business mentor. We discussed our mission, business plan, important activities, and our team calendar. Exhausting and exhilarating! 15 students and 5 mentors attended this amazing workshop.