Pace University is proud to run the FIRST Tech Challenge program for the Hudson Valley, NY region, covering 46 counties of New York from the NYC border to Albany and westward to Buffalo and the Pennsylvania border.
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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 advance through several levels of competition, culminating at the World Championship to be held in St. Louis, Missouri in late April.
FIRST team participants are eligible to apply for exclusive scholarships! Pace University is one of more than 150 colleges and organizations offering these scholarships. FIRST has a complete listing of opportunities.