Executives | Ottawa Robotics Competition


Meet the 2021 Exec Team

Kelly Xu – Chair


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 & Event Planning Team Lead

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 Lead

Loïc has a bachelors degree in software engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is a past ORC competitor in both Arduino challenges and has been a long-time volunteer on the exec committee.

Mark Vanderkloot – Lego Team Lead

Mark is now a Technical Advisor at Health Canada, working for HC and 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 seven years – helping with Events coordination and board construction.  He was also instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition

Hairong Xu – LEGO Team member

Hairong is a graduate Data Science student at the University of Ottawa and a big fan of LEGO. With her academic knowledge and over four years of entrepreneurial experience, Hairong is always willing to assist ORC executives and competitors with passion.

Justin Vanderkloot – Lego Team Member

Justin is in his final semester of Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technician at Algonquin College. After being a competitor in grade 8, Justin has been a volunteer at ORC for the last six years. He is in charge of compliance and enforcement.  He has been instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition.

Lauren Smith – Information Management

Lauren is a past competitor and has been a long time mentor for other students to learn programming and robots.

Manaal Mujeebuddin – Event Planning

Steven Hua – Event Planning

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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