On December 16th, 2017, CIPCE and RPI will be hosting a Hudson Valley FIRST® LEGO® League (HVFLL®) Regional Qualifying Tournament at Darrin Communications Center 150 110 8th Street, Troy, NY.

Tournament Schedule
Tournament Map
Food Map
Tournament Parking

CIPCE needs RPI students and faculty to volunteer as tournament judges, referees, set up crew and more. To volunteer email us with subject titled "FLL volunteer".

Hudson Valley FIRST® LEGO® League

Find teams www.usfirst.org/team-event-search

HVFLL's Facebook site for finding teams and sharing info with coaches and parents of team members in the Hudson Valley of New York

HVFLL Coaches Central Site

Interested in using LEGO® Robotics at your school or with your club? Check out the FIRST® LEGO® League website at http://www.usfirst.org/

On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season and learn all about water - how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 16* from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water? * Ages vary by country


Get Pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource. Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from, and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage carry you?

HVFLL Tournament Schedule:

The tournament structure is ten qualifying events followed by a championship series starting with two semifinal events to select the teams that advance to the final event. Top scoring senior teams from each qualifying tournament will be invited to attend a semi-final. The top 6 teams from each semi-final will be invited to the final championship tournament at Dutchess Community College on Feb. 24th, 2018.

Since 2011 CIPCE has hosted a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Kickoff for high school students.

Capital Region rookie and veteran FRC® teams come together to watch the FRC® game reveal, pick up their team's (KOP) Kit of Parts, see a partial field setup and attend Quick Build Workshops.
FRC® Kickoff January 9, 2016.
2013 Team Photos (click to see)
RPI will be hosting the New York Tech Valley Regional Robotics Competition from March 17-19th 2016.
Interested in volunteering? VIMS helps FIRST match people with volunteer opportunities at FIRST events.