Pace University is proud to run the FIRST Tech Challenge program for the Hudson Valley NY Region, now including the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Western New York.
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The Hudson Valley NY Region is proud to announce that, due to significant team growth, we are holding a series of five qualifying tournaments throughout New York this season. See the event details and our Tournament Policy for this season. Registration is now open!
During the week of November 11, we will begin inviting teams off of the waiting lists for our two December tournaments. Teams based in our home Hudson Valley region that wish to compete in Rochester or Utica will need to register by then or risk being closed out of those events.
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.