Every year the team spends thousands of hours learning, preparing and building robots as well as promoting STEM through community outreaches. All these hours lead up to an annual challenge in which they have six weeks to design and build a competition–ready robot (up to 60″ tall and 120 lbs), that will hopefully take them from regionals all the way to World Championships.
According to Team Executive Director, and student, Rishi Raj, “All the hours on the project have to be managed and tracked, as well as the number of hours spent on community service. We also have to have a qualifying amount of hours to receive Varsity Lettering.”
Thank you for all your support. TSheets software has made tracking hours so much easier.Rishi Raj, Student and Team Executive Director
Prior to TSheets, Mr. Benton, the team coach, would print out paper timesheets and each team member would write down their clock in and out times for each project as well as their community outreach hours.
Then, in June of 2012 they found TSheets.
Since then, the team, including Mr. Benton and the 15-20 mentors ranging from parents to corporate sponsors, clock in and out using the teams’ free TSheets account. According to Benton, “Using TSheets gives us an easy way to document our impact on our students and our community. With TSheets, we found that our team actually did more community outreach than the top community outreach club at our school! TSheets made that easy.”
In 2013-2014, the Walton Robotics team worked more than 11,000 hours throughout the year, performed more than 50 outreaches, were Regional Robot finalists twice, were Dean’s list finalists, and won the Engineering Inspiration and prestigious Chairman’s Award.
TSheets has been, and will continue to be a proud supporter of Walton Robotics and their mission to promote STEM.