INFO:

The business department has many tasks which are either for the team or outside of the team. Some of them are intradepartmental while others are interdepartmental. The business department runs weekly executive meetings which are held with all department heads and assistants. The department is also responsible for scheduling and organizing weekly team meetings. These team meetings help get new members excited about robotics, help the team organize its documents and papers, and make the transition from rookie member to experienced member much easier.

The business department also actively keeps relations with existing sponsors while also seeking new or potential sponsors. We currently have a total of 19 sponsors (as well as our school) that provide financial aid, technical aid, and/or services. Without our sponsors, who have devoted so much to the team and its mission, we likely would not be a team today.

During build and competition season, the business department takes care of the awards submissions, such as Chairman’s. The department has done an incredible job, as we have won Chairman’s at 4 different events, along with multiple Entrepreneurship Awards and 2 Eingineering Inspiration Awards. Some other crucial tasks include creating the business plan each year and working with other departments to plan out the upcoming year during the summer. To ensure sustainability of the team, this department actively trains members of the team and gives them leadership opportunities while also making sure to involve new members in order to prepare them to become the next leaders of the team.

 

AWARDS:

Year Awards
2015-2016
  • State Champion of Peachtree District
  • Robot Winner at GRITS
  • Entrepreneurship Award & Robot Finalist at Columbus District
  • Chairman’s Award, Entrepreneurship Award, and Robot Winner at Dalton District
  • Entrepreneurship Award & Robot Winner at State Championship in Athens
  • Gracious Professionalism Award at Worlds
2014-2015
  • Robot Winner at GRITS
  • Entrepreneurship Award & Division Alliance Captain at Worlds
  • Industrial Design & Dean’s List Finalist at Peachtree Regional
  • Chairman’s & Robot Winner at Orlando Regional 2015
2013-2014
  • Engineering Inspiration & Finalist at Palmetto Regional
  • Chairman’s, Finalist, & Dean’s List Finalist at Peachtree Regional 2014
  • Robot Winner at GRITS
2012-2013
  • Innovation in Control at Washington D.C. Regional
  • Chairman’s & Dean’s List Finalist at Peachtree Regional 2013
  • Cooperitition Winner at GRITS
2011-2012
  • Engineering Inspiration at Peachtree Regional 2012
  • Entrepreneurship Award at Palmetto Regional  2012
2010-2011
  • Winner at Smoky Mountain Regional 2011