FIRST Robotics Competition® Hudson Valley Regional is our annual event that is in its fourth season. We hope you enjoy your visit to the campus of Rockland Community College and that you have time to explore the area. This competition showcases our NY teams and teams from other regions. We look forward to seeing how our students solve the challenge each year. This competition punctuates months of hard work, creative problem solving and incredible team work. Here, on the arena floor, you will test your design, strategy and fabrication skills. In the spirit of Gracious Professionalism® your opponents will become your friends and colleagues for years to come.
Spectators — get ready for an unforgettable experience! You’ll see not just impressive machines with incredibly clever abilities, but also students and teams with enthusiasm, drive and spirit. You’ll be amazed at the robots. You’ll cheer with the teams. Visit the pits and exhibits — don’t miss our College Fair, FIRST Showcase and STEM Showcase — meet the students, cheer for your team, and get ready for a great day!
To our volunteers, mentors, teachers, and parents: thank you for your year-round support to create this outstanding opportunity for our students. Your investment of time and energy has been significant and you have served as terrific role models. You have positively impacted this next generation of innovators, educators, engineers and leaders and we’re all so proud of your students!
To our sponsors and partners: you play a critical role thanks to your commitment of funding, volunteers, internships, and leadership. You know the importance of a workforce that is technically astute, innovative, and energized and recognize that FIRST participants are the future workforce that keeps our country competitive in the global economy. This Regional and FIRST year-round STEM related activities have been made possible thanks to your support!
Transportation and Parking:
FROM: TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE, NYACK, HILLBURN, SLOATSBURG, ULSTER, SULLIVAN, ORANGE COUNTY
Driving on: NY State Thruway
Directions: Leave at Exit 14B (Airmont). Turn on Airmont Road (right if coming from south and left if coming from north), which becomes Highview Road. Turn left at 4th stop-light, onto College Road. Follow College Road and turn left onto Campus at main entrance.
FROM: HAVERSTRAW, STONY POINT, WEST POINT, POINTS NORTH
Driving on: Rte. 9W or Rte. 202
Directions: Take Route 202 West past the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Turn left at 3rd stop-light onto Route 306. Turn right at 3rd stop-light onto Viola Road. Turn left at next stop-light onto College Road. The Campus is the next right.
FROM: PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY
Driving on: Palisades Interstate Parkway
Directions: Leave at Exit 9 NY State Thruway West (toward Albany). Leave Thruway at Exit 14B (Airmont Road) and follow directions as described above.
FROM: NEW JERSEY
Driving on: Garden State Parkway
Directions: Go west (toward Albany) on NY State Thruway. Leave at Exit 14B (Airmont Road) and follow directions described above.