About Us

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. 

Board Members

  • Jim Williams (President) 
  • Deanne Crone Knipple (Secretary)
  • Qin Lian (Treasurer)
  • Manjiri McCoy (Vice President)
  • John Kirk
  • Wan-Shu Lu
  • Bob Heymann
  • Chris Freitag
  • Gabriel Nickerson (Student Rep)
  • Aidan Kwapisz (Student Rep)

What We Do

  • Manage communications between teams and the school, including managing facilities 

  • Helps with commutations between teams, especially with finances

  • Manage and run outreach for FLL, including summer camps and outreach into elementary schools