Pace University is proud to run the FIRST® Tech Challenge program for the Hudson Valley, Capital, and Eastern Adirondack regions of New York. We have been a FIRST partner since 2003 and are one of more than 150 universities who provide exclusive scholarship opportunities for students in FIRST programs while in high school.
Our neighboring regions in New York state:
Live Stream on YouTube! (any moment now)
Teams are designing, building, programming, and testing like crazy to prepare their robots to play FIRST Res-Q! See what FIRST Tech Challenge is all about.
Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems organizes and hosts the Hudson Valley NY FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship on Sunday, February 21. Join us as 28 regional teams go toe-to-toe and bot-vs-bot toward victory!
All FIRST events are free and open to all spectators. Bring a friend!
Our high school robotics teams competed at one or more of our four qualifying tournaments from Yonkers to Albany. The top teams at each tournament earned advancement to the Hudson Valley Championship.
The top four teams from our regional championship will advance to the East Super-Regional in Scranton, Pennsylvania in March.
See results from completed tournaments and how the teams performed!
FIRST Tech Challenge is an accessible, challenging robotics competition for students in grades 7 – 12. Over 5,000 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. They program and control it using Android Smartphones with Java or AppInventor.
Each year teams are challenged with a new game. They compete at tournaments, where teams play a series of matches, each time being partnered with a different team. They also interview with judges who reward their achievements throughout the season in design, engineering, outreach, and other categories.