Lake Oswego Robotics is a non-profit, volunteer led organization that sponsors extra-curricular activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for students in Lake Oswego. Our main activity is organizing robotics teams that participate in FIRST, a global community focused on innovation, teamwork and competition. We strive to offer a safe and inclusive environment that fosters life skills like collaboration, self-confidence, communication, and leadership
The Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) inspires K-12 students in communities across the state. ORTOP implements the full continuum of FIRST programs, a model with proven impact. We work with teachers and volunteers to run robotics tournaments, provide financial support to underserved and marginalized communities, and create curriculum options for teachers and school systems.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges.