Student Leadership GRT is a student-managed organization. Although mentors provide guidance, it is the students who chart the course for the team and the robot. The team is lead by four students: Team Captain, Team Manager, Business Manager, Safety Captain, and other students provide leadership in specific shop areas and team activities. The team goal is for every individual on the team to function with a specific purpose.
Team Captain The captain oversees and coordinates all other positions of student leadership, creating plans for both class and after-school activities over the course of the year -- including the FIRST Robotics robot design, build schedule, and competition strategy.
Team Manager The team manager participates in team planning activities and is responsible for designing shop projects to develop teamwork and shop skills. The manager works closely with team members to ensure that everybody understands their roles and responsibilities.
Business Manager The business manager participates in team planning activities and is responsible for fund-raising activities and outreach events, such as corporate sponsor visits and the Palo Alto May Fete Parade. The business manager is also responsible for coordinating videos and presentations for the FIRST Robotics Chairmans Award and Entrepreneur's Award.
Safety Captain The safety captain participates in team planning activities and is responsible for safety in the shop, coordinating shop training for all team members, daily shop cleanup, and plans for emergency situations both in the shop and at competitions. The safety captain is also responsible for preparing the GRT safety manual and presenting the safety award at FIRST Robotics competitions.