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2019 Summer Camp

The Walton Robotics Team is hosting a LEGO EV3 Camp
June 3 – 6 at Walton High School

Click here for complete details
To register, use this link: https://forms.gle/xwgDB7C1NPsL3mr96
Questions? Please email neysa.lee@waltonrobotics.org

Application for 2019-20 Team

Applications for the 2019-20 team are here! 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

Applications for membership are due via email by April 26 at noon.

Here’s how you submit your application.

  • Download both applications.
  • Open in Word and complete the applications.
  • Print and sign – remember to sign both applications.
  • Scan and convert each application to a 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 by Monday, April 29. Interviews are scheduled Tuesday April 30, Wednesday May 1, and Thursday May 1, between 6pm and 930 pm. Interviews are scheduled in 15-minute blocks.

Notification of team membership will be by May 22. 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:
Questions?
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

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