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Fall applications for 2019-20 team

We will take applications for team membership in the fall! Applications for membership will be due via email by August 16, by 5 pm. Please do not email applications until after August 1.

Here are some important dates regarding potential team membership:

  • August 14 – Club fair at Walton
  • August 15 – Open house at old East Cobb Middle School (our build site)
  • August 16 – Applications due by 5 pm
  • August 18 – Students are notified with time and date of interview 
  • August 19-20 – Interviews at old East Cobb Middle School media center
  • August 21 – Students notified of team membership
  • August 22 – Mandatory team meeting at old East Cobb Middle School

To apply for the team, you’ll need to fill out both a student and a parent application. Membership is competitive and not all that apply make the team.

Student application – click to download

Parent application – click to download

Here’s how you submit your application.

  • Download both applications.
  • Open in Word and complete the applications. (you are encouraged to spell and grammar check!)
  • Sign both applications – simply print your name in the signature box
  • Export both files into PDF documents. There should be two!
    Save or rename the files with the following format:
    • [STUDENT LAST NAME], [STUDENT FIRST NAME] – student application.PDF
    • [STUDENT LAST NAME], [STUDENT FIRST NAME] – parent application.PDF
  • Email the 2 pdfs to brian.benton@waltonrobotics.org

Applications are reviewed by a panel of team mentors. You will be notified of a possible interview. Interviews are scheduled between 6 pm and 930 pm, in 15-minute blocks.

Remember, membership is competitive!

Robots For The KIDS

April 27, 2019 — Rain or Shine!

4-9 pm

Walton High School Campus
1590 Bill Murdock Road

Join us for a S.T.E.M. Extravaganza to raise funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s cancer research projects.  Our goal: 350 “Robot Laps” featuring drones, LEGO EV3’s, competition robots and much MORE! YOU can drive a robot and raise money to cure cancer!

Walton’s Robotics Team, Swim & Dive Team and Principals Leadership Committee invite the Walton Community to enjoy an evening in Raider Valley featuring yummy concessions, interactive booths, music, and lots of ROBOTS from 4-9pm.  A S.T.E.M. Fair for elementary students from 4-6pm promises hands-on fun activities and an opportunity to earn an official “Robot Driver’s License”!  A candlelight ceremony will be held at 8:30 to honor cancer survivors and remember members of our community that we have lost.

To donate to our CHOA fundraising team, click here: CHOA donation

Note: In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the WHS Gym. Check the Walton Robotics website for current information. Follow signs for parking.

Open field is here!

Walton Robotics is proud to announce completion of the 2019 game field at the Walton Robotics Regional Robotics Center, located at the old East Cobb Middle School. Open field sessions commence immediately! Check the DE website for days and times and to register.

Walton and Wheeler parents spent over 1,200 hours and $8,001 constructing a competition-grade field. Thanks to our sponsors and contributors.

  • Cobb County School District
  • Walton Robotics Foundation
  • Baldwin Design Works
  • Georgia First
  • Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia
  • Kennesaw State University

Girls FIRST Movie Night

Girls FIRST is an organization aimed at increasing awareness of STEM for middle and high school girls. Girls FIRST (high school) has been active since 2014, and Girls FIRST Jr (middle school) was founded in 2017 by one of our alumni, Selina Nie.
On January 25th, Walton Robotics is hosting a Girls FIRST Movie Night open to middle and high school girls. We will be watching the movie Hidden Figures (duration: 2 hr) after completing a short STEM activity! There will be popcorn, candy, drinks, and hot chocolate! Please come in pajamas or comfy clothes, and bring pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. if you would like! 
When: January 25th, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: East Cobb Middle School (Old) – 380 Holt Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30068
Below is the flyer with all the information, and sign up using the link below!
To Sign up, email – neysa.lee@waltonrobotics.org

If you have any questions, please use these emails as contact:
Lead Mentor:neysa.lee@waltonrobotics.org

Student Lead:ria.raj@waltonrobotics.org

Robot Relay for Life – rescheduled!

Robot Relay for Life (an event to raise money for cancer research and to celebrate our beloved mentor, Debbie Kauffman) has been rescheduled.

Here are the RRFL details:
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • OLD East Cobb Middle School
  • 4pm to 9 pm

Appropriate for all ages, we will have STEM activities, games, and food for all to enjoy! Come see robots make laps around the school. We will take donations to dedicate a lap to someone or take a robot for a spin.

GirlsFIRST Jr event October 27, 2018

Girls FIRST is an organization aimed at increasing awareness of STEM for middle and high school girls. Girls FIRST (high school) has been active since 2014, and Girls FIRST Jr (middle school) was founded in 2017 by one of our alumni, Selina Nie.
A Girls FIRST event consists of an all day workshop where we provide a ton of activities and presentations to get girls excited about STEM! We invite professional women in STEM fields to present and answer questions about what it’s like to work in their field, as well as what challenges they may face. Through this, girls can learn about what careers might be good for them, and how they can be prepared for future jobs.
We also conduct fun engineering and programming activities where girls get hands-on experience in building and coding. The engineering activity consists of a unique challenge in which the girls must use teamwork and the engineering design process to make the best result for whatever the challenge may be. The programming activity is a small demonstration where girls can learn how to write basic code and program a device to perform a task! Along side these activities, we let the girls try driving our own 120 lb robots around a 54 foot field!
In between all the activities, we provide free lunch where girls have the opportunity to take pictures in our photo booth set with props, white boards, signs, and more. After the event, we’ll share the photos for everyone to see and share!
Girls FIRST Jr – October 27, 2018
On October 27, 2018, we will be hosting a Girls FIRST Jr Event open to girls in grades 6-8. It will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Old East Cobb Middle School. Lunch will be provided and parents can drop their kids off and pick them up once the event is over. We have a fun-filled day planned and we will provide the girls with some cool goodie bags at the end of the day! The address is listed below:
380 Holt Rd. NE, Marietta, GA 30068
Sign up using the following link:
If you have any questions, please email us!
Lead Mentor: 
Student Leads: 

Open House August 4 at old East Cobb Middle School (Holt Road)

Walton Robotics applications for new members are now available. Applications for the 2018-19 team are due August 4 at our Open House. Remember to complete both a student and parent application and bring them to the open house. Since membership is always competitive, we encourage you to do an excellent job on your application!
Open house details:

When: 9-noon

Where: the old East Cobb Middle School on Holt Road. map here

What: We’ll be talking with team mentors and members, driving robots, checking out the tools and seeing last year’s field.

Application links are here:
Come see Mr. Benton at Walton in Room 114 or email brian.benton@waltonrobotics.org.
We look forward to seeing you on August 4!

Team Membership

Applications for potential new team members for the 2018-2019 season are here!

Student Application
Parent Application

New team member applications and parent applications are due by our August 4th Open House.  The Open House will be held at the new build site located at … (coming soon!)

Summer Camp 2018

Summer camps for 2018 are here!

Click here for the flyer:  Camp 2018 Flyer

To register for camps, use these links:

LEGO EV3: https://goo.gl/forms/hh1Wn2i910Tb8JyX2

Drone: https://goo.gl/forms/tfiOIHrHwChna4L62

Programming: https://goo.gl/forms/hsZ224CkSH7F0kJH2

VEX Advanced: https://goo.gl/forms/zChSMKXuvkKD6kMk1

Summer Camps are Here!

2018 Walton Robotics Summer Camps

Walton will be hosting 4 exciting summer STEM Camps including our new Drone Camp!

June 11-14 at Walton High School 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta GA 30062

Applications will be available March 12th at waltonrobotics.org

Acceptance notifications will be emailed late April or early May


Questions? – Please email deborah.kauffman@waltonrobotics.org


LEGO EV3 Beginning Robotics

An introductory camp for those with little to no experience in robotics. Students will collaborate in teams to design, build and program LEGO EV3 Robots to solve various themed game challenges. Students will also gain experience in using sensors for advanced performance of the robot.

Who: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Times: 8 AM-1 PM M-W

8 AM-3 PM TH

Cost $200 and includes a camp shirt

Snacks will be served M-W.  Lunch will be served on Thursday.


Drone Camp

The Parrot Drone STEM camp is a great way for students to be introduced to programming and basic engineering principles. Students will work in teams to complete a drone obstacle course, and utilize the engineering design process through other STEM projects.

Who: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Times: 8 AM-1 PM M-W

8 AM-3 PM TH

Cost $200 and includes a camp shirt

Snacks will be served M-W.  Lunch will be served on Thursday.


VEX Advanced Robotics

For students who have experience building and programming robots including previous NXT or EV3 Robotics camps or FIRST FLL Teams. Students will work in teams with VEX kits and program in Robot C to compete in a team challenge.

Who: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Time: 8 AM-3 PM M-TH

Cost $300

Includes Camp shirt, snacks and lunch


Programming Camp

Using JAVA programming language, students will learn how to logically solve problems in code, properly handle user input/output, fix technical and logical errors, develop efficient algorithms, and have various programming components work together effectively.

Who: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Time: 8 AM-3 PM M-TH

Cost $300

Includes Camp shirt, snacks and lunch


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