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We are proud to announce that the U. S. Air Force is a major sponsor to our regional FTC program for the 2012-13 season!
Interested in starting a team? Students must be no older than 18 and have not yet graduated high school. Many teams are affiliated with schools, but many more are just groups who got together.
We welcome sponsors, volunteers, and mentors. Get in touch with us at <hvftc at pace.edu>!
UPDATED CONTINUOUSLY! Live Jan 27 2013
We will hold the Hudson Valley, NY FTC Championship at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY on Sunday, January 27. 36 FTC teams will bring the robots they've been working on since September to compete in an exciting challenge!
The FIRST Tech Challenge is an accessible, challenging robotics competition for students of high school age. Over 2,500 teams are expected to participate this season. Students in FTC design and build a robot using aluminum, polycarbonate, motors and servos, sensors, and a variety of other materials. Each year teams are challenged with a new game. At events, teams play a series of matches, each time being partnered with a different team. At the end of the qualifying matches, the best teams choose their partners for the elimination rounds. Awards are given in a variety of categories of achievement, and the best teams are invited to the World Championship to be held in St. Louis, Missouri in late April.