ORTOP opens doors to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for Oregon’s youth by providing educational opportunities featuring robotics, with special emphasis on maximizing the diversity of those participating. ORTOP is the FIRST Program Delivery Partner for Oregon.
Bottom Line for Portland
FIRST Oregon reaches more than 6,000 students in grades K-12 across Oregon. Students who participate in FIRST build leadership and teamwork skills, and are more likely to pursue STEM degrees and careers. Your contribution helps ORTOP reduce systemic barriers to participation, making these life-changing programs available to more youth from underserved, underrepresented and vulnerable communities.
Autodesk Grand Prize: All donors $25 or more are entered to win a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Set.
$100+ donors will receive a VIP Experience Package for our State Championship events (2020-21 VIP packages will be available remotely).
Follow us on Twitter or one of our Facebook pages to earn special incentives on Big Give Days, announced each Monday during the campaign.
“I like the idea of being a game-changer. There’s this one team [that] says ‘fail harder’ as their motto, and I really like that because it highlights the idea that engineering is always an iterative process. I like how engineering makes it so that you can literally build your own future…” —FIRST Oregon youth participant