Dear FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams,

I am writing to share the hugely disappointing news that, as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and at the direction of our host, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the New York Tech Valley Regional on March 11-14 has been postponed out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of our community in mind. The new dates for the New York Tech Valley Regional have not yet been set.

We recognize that teams have put an enormous amount of work into preparing for this event and we regret having to share such disappointing news. FIRST® team support can help your team identify alternative events and can be reached at

As Regional Director, this is difficult news for me to share. I was looking forward to seeing you all, watching you compete and hearing your stories of challenges and success. I know that you are frustrated. I know that you have questions. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are all doing our best to make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest both on and off the field of play. I promise that I will share information with you as it is shared with me.

Keep building. Keep learning. Keep meeting. Keep inspiring.


Janice Martino Regional Director, FIRST®

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The Lunch & Team Social Pre-Order Form is now available!

Lunch options are available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the event.

Orders are due by 12:00 EST on February 28, 2020.

Note: The "All-You-Can-Eat" buffet option will be available in the Commons Dining Hall (approximately 10-minute walk from the ECAV Arena) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Team Social will take place on Friday night at the RPI Commons Dining Hall (see link above). Place orders for this fun team-building event using the second page of the Lunch Order Form above with same due date of February 28th. Hope to see you there!


Lunch Pre-orders & Team Social (2019 Archive)

Lunch Pre-orders & Team Social (2018 Archive)

Lunch Pre-orders & Team Social (2017 Archive)