Executives | Ottawa Robotics Competition


Meet the 2017 Exec Team


HeidiLiHeidi Li – Co-Chair


Heidi is a 3rd year Biomedical Science student at the University of Ottawa. She competed in the ORC with a powerful sumo robot that led to the no striking rule in the Sumo Challenge since 2010. She is in charge of managing the ORC Committee.


DavidHuynhDavid Huynh – Co-Chair


David is in his final year of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He competed in the ORC and won 2nd place in 2008. He is also in charge of managing the ORC Committee.


Kelly Xu – Finance Chair & Webmaster



Jennifer (Jenni) Vo – Patronage Representative


Patronage Representatives:

Irusha Vidanamadura

Irem Bor-Yaliniz

Raed Abdullah

Dr. Jeongwon (JP) Park


Alex Nguyen – Special Events Chair


David Bascelli – Arduino Team Lead


Arduino Team Members:

Scott Klassen

Duy (Scott) Pham

Tamer Sherif

Qufei Chen

Ray Liu

Sandra McGuire

Kyle Kung


Amar Jasarbasic – Lego Team Lead


Lego Team Members:

Dave Dobson

Maryam Kaka

Rufino Ansara

Federico Naranjo Bellina

Rajankumar Gohil


Event Planning Chairs:

Alex Ross

Uyên (Wendy) La

Mona Fallahdoust

Mark Vanderkloot


Nhi Dang – External communications (English) & Mentorship Program Coordinator


Sanmeet Chahal – External communications (French) & Translator (social media and website content)


Camille Mirmiran – Translator (Documents)


Jinping Wei – Translator (Day-to-day communications)


Conflicts of Interest Declaration

  • Our Vision

      The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition aims to expose grade 5 to 12 students to STEM fields through a multidimensional approach.
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      Our volunteers come from all over Ottawa, but we would also like to give a special mention to our volunteers from IBM Ottawa! Not only do they sponsor the event, but they also donate their time and effort to make every ORC one you won't forget! #IBMSTEM4Girls
      Nos bénévoles viennent de partout à Ottawa, mais nous aimerions aussi accorder une mention spéciale à nos bénévoles d'IBM Ottawa ! Non seulement ils commanditent l'événement, mais ils donnent aussi leur temps et leurs efforts pour rendre chaque CRO mémorable ! #IBMSTEM4GirlsWe are SO grateful to have IBM Ottawa to be a large part of the 15th annual IEEE ORC!!

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      "We don't grow into creativity but we grow out of it." -Ken Robinson

      A fascinating talk on the need to adapt our education system.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtYSir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. The TED...
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      Happy National Volunteer Week everyone! Without the well over 50 wonderful volunteers we have each year, the ORC simply wouldn't be possible! Thank you for everything that you do to make sure over 300 students can explore STEM every year!!! If you're interested in volunteering with us, visit orc.ieeeottawa.ca/volunteering today!
      Bonne Semaine nationale de l'action bénévole tout le monde ! Sans les plus de 50 merveilleux bénévoles que nous avons chaque année, la CRO ne serait tout simplement pas possible ! Merci pour tout ce que vous faites pour que plus de 300 élèves puissent explorer les doamines STIM chaque année !!! Si vous êtes interessés de faire du bénévolat avec nous, veuillez inscrire à orc.ieeeottawa.ca/benevolat !Wonderful group of volunteers who made ORC 2017 possible!
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