On December 10th, 2016, 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 using the "TEAM UP" tool at www.usfirst.org

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/


Get ready. Get set. Roar! Or you could bark, quack, or squeak, because the 2016 ANIMAL ALLIESSM season is all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends. In the 2016FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, more than 28,000 teams of students age 9 to 14* will look into the eyes of our ANIMAL ALLIES. What might become possible when we learn to help each other?


Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, or hop like a frog into the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. CREATURE CRAZESM season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?

HVFLL Tournament Schedule:
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.