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Executives

Meet the 2021 Exec Team

Kelly Xu – Chair

orcinfo@ieeeottawa.ca

Kelly is a graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. A volunteer since 2014, Kelly is in charge of managing the ORC committee. She is enthusiastic about encouraging students to get interested in programming and engineering. Please contact her if you have any questions about the competition.

David Huynh – Advisor

David has a MSc degree in the Health: Science, Technology and Policy program at Carleton University. He competed in the ORC and won 2nd place in 2008.

Loïc Darboux – Vice Chair & Arduino Team Member

Loïc is a 2nd year software engineering student at the University of Ottawa. He is a past ORC competitor in both Arduino challenges and has volunteered as a judge. This year, he is assisting the Co-Chair and is in charge of making sure the Arduino challenges run smoothly.

Mark Vanderkloot – Lego Team Lead

Mark is a Research Analyst at PHAC for the last 25 years and has a B.A. majoring in Geographic Information Systems.  Mark has been a volunteer for the ORC for the past three years – helping with Events coordination and board construction.  He was also instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition.

Matilda Bakare – Arduino Team Lead

Amy Pham – Micro:bit Team Lead

Alex Cournoyer – Arduino Team Member

Michal Ridner – Event Planning & Information Management

Justin Vanderkloot – Lego Team Member

Justin is a grade 11 student and past competitor. After being a competitor in grade 8, Justin has been a volunteer at ORC for the last three years. He is now in charge of compliance and enforcement.  He has been instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition.

Sanmeet Chahal – External Communications Officer

Sanmeet is a 1st year medical student at the University of Ottawa. Sanmeet has been volunteering with ORC since 2016. His roles with ORC have included Graphics Designer, External Communications Officer, and Sumo and DaVinci Judge. Fun fact: he has never participated in ORC as a competitor.


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      The world has changed so much over the past 2 years. In light of the new year, we are so proud to announce our second virtual rendition of ORC! This year, we have adapted some of our current challenges, and are presenting the following 3 new challenges in which you can compete: Agility Challenge [Lego], Dancing Robot Challenge [Arduino], and Wildlife Ambulance Challenge [Micro:bit]. Register now: www.orc.ieeeottawa.ca/competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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      The world has changed so much in just one year. With this new year comes another new change for ORC. We will be hosting our first, ever virtual competition!!!While we would have liked to host all our usual challenges, some just could not be adapted to work virtually. So, there will only be 3 challenges this year: da Vinci [Lego], LRT Detour [Arduino], and a new Mix:Tape challenge [Micro:bits].Register now: www.orc.ieeeottawa.ca/competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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