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Rookie and second year continuing grant requests for the 2020 season are now being accepted! Please visit the Grants page for details.
Requests must be received on or before November 30, 2019 for consideration.
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Read what Tech Valley Leaders are saying about FIRST!The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.
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March 6, 2019 - Troy, NY
Media Advisory: Local Students Explore the Challenges of Long-Distance Space Travel as they compete in the New York Tech Valley Regional 2019 FIRST® Robotics Competition hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
March 3, 2019 - Troy, NY
Building Robots in Troy: Local CBS affiliate WRBG interviews Paul Schoch about our event
February 14, 2019 - Troy, NY
Local Students Compete to Qualify for Global Robotics Championship at FIRST® Robotics Competition New York Tech Valley Regional Event
March 9, 2018 - Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Fifth Annual New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition March 15-17
March 16, 2017 - Troy, NY
STEM Stars: High School Students Showcase Engineering Excellence in FIRST® STEAMworksSM
March 16, 2017 - Troy, NY
Robot-building competition gets underway at RPI
March 9, 2017 - Troy, NY
Robot Madness: Local Students Demonstrate Engineering Excellence in FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Set to Host New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition
January 20, 2017 - Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts FIRST® Robotics Kickoff Event
January 7, 2017 - Manchester, NH
Details of FIRST STEAMWORKSSM 2017 Robotics Game Revealed
March 22, 2016 - Troy, NY
Local and Internationl High School Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievement During NY Tech Valley FIRST® Robotics Competition
March 17, 2016 - Troy, NY
High School Students from Capital Region and Beyond Set to Showcase Design and Engineering Skills in FIRST® Robotics Competition
February 18, 2016 - Troy, NY
Local Students Demonstrate Engineering Excellence at "FIRST STRONGHOLDSM" Regional Robotics Event
January 9, 2016 - Manchester, NH
Details of FIRST STRONGHOLDSM 2016 Robotics Game Revealed
November 11, 2015 - Ballston, NY
Local High Schools Receive more than $70,000 in Grants from New York Tech Valley FIRST Sponsors
November 8, 2015 - Ballston, NY
News video: Students compete in robotics competition