WHO WE ARE
Welcome to the ORTOP FIRST Robotics Oregon Alumni Association! We are a supportive community of FIRST alumni who want to give back in some way, shape or form, and we strive to provide volunteering, mentoring, career and professional development, social, and educational opportunities to our alumni. Started in January 2017 by an alumna (makes sense right?) who also serves on the ORTOP Board of Directors, we have grown to 150+ members!
If you are a FIRST alumni or recent high school graduate, please fill out our Alumni Database Form to stay involved! It takes less than 2 minutes to sign up.
- Eligibility info is listed in the form.
- No fee or time commitment is required.
- Majoring in a STEM (science/technology/math/engineering) is also NOT required.
The vision of the Alumni Association is to connect alumni with each other, share experiences and wisdom, and help younger FIRST students see how moving through the FIRST pipeline of programs will empower these students to follow whatever career path they choose.
Long-term, the hope is that some of our alumni may end up serving on ORTOP’s Board of Directors, or as experienced Tournament Directors, Head Judges and Referees, or as amazing Coaches and Mentors.
5 Ways to Stay Involved
- Sign up on our Alumni Database Form! It’s the only way we can stay in touch with you.
- Sign up on our Alumni Database Form! It’s the only way we can stay in touch with you (not a typo. We really mean it)
- Join the Facebook ORTOP Alumni Group – when you sign up on the Database you’ll get the link
- Volunteering: Register on FIRST VIMS and get the initial paperwork out of the way to volunteer for events this coming FIRST LEGO League Jr./FIRST LEGO League/FIRST Tech Challenge/ FIRST Robotics Competition season!
- Donate Without Paying a Cent: Go to amazon.com and search “Oregon Robotics” and add it as your charity. Then do all your Amazon shopping on smile.amazon.com and a percentage of your order will be donated to ORTOP
Alumni Association Newsletter Archives
- FIRST Scholarship and internship portal
- Johnson and Johnson: boost your job hunt success
- Job search advice to ignore
- Ace the coding interview
- Graduate school advice – pick the right one
FIRST and Engineering Related
- FIRST Global Inaugural Challenge
- FIRST Inaugural Festival of Champions – Ultimate Winner from 2 Worlds Held in 2017
- National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges
Email email@example.com with any questions/comments/concerns
First Annual Senior Send-off was a great success and celebration!
Congrats to all the seniors who are now FIRST graduates! Thank you for your
contributions to the FIRST community in Oregon, making it stronger than ever!! Good
luck for your future endeavors!!!
Thank you to the alumni who came to send-off our seniors and show them what great
things lie ahead!
A big round of applause for the ORTOP staff who helped make this event possible!
The event was held on Saturday August 12 from Noon to 2pm at Dave and Buster’s in
Clackamas. We had high school seniors and alumni alike attend with some goodies for
our seniors! We also couldn’t get enough of the build-your- own-nachos station or the fun
trivia about FIRST and the ORTOP Alumni Association! The games were, of course, a hit.