Category Archives: NYC FIRST

The Center is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 cohort of high school students completing their junior and sophomore years to participate in ARISE, which provides STEM lab research experience and mentoring in NYU engineering and science labs. We encourage you to browse the participating lab descriptions and get an application in early! The New York University School of Engineering is partnering again with NYC FIRST to run its FIRST Lego League (FLL) and First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competitions throughout the five boroughs and the 2014-2015 season calendar is already packed. Here are updates and details on ARISE and FIRST programming. Continue reading


On Saturday, September 6th, the NYU School of Engineering was the site of the kickoff event for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC). Teams from high schools in the Five Boroughs and Long Island gathered for the 2014-2015 FTC robotics competition challenge to be revealed. For the past fifteen years, NYU SoE and NYC FIRST have been strategic partners in running robotics competitions for NYC students. The Center for K12 STEM Education and an army of NYU SoE student volunteers plan, coach teams, and organize the tournament season. Continue reading


The NYU School of Engineering is FIRST‘s only New York City partner and a supporter of many local schools’ year-round robotics programs. This 2013-2014 academic year season includes nine qualifier competitions for NYC FIRST Lego League and NYC FIRST Tech Challenge teams in the New York City area. FLL finalists compete at a championship in April at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and FTC teams compete for the NYC Championship here on our Brooklyn campus March 8.

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Read more about the NYC FIRST Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier, held at the NYU School of Engineering on January 11. Nine of the teams that competed are part of the Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative.

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View more photos from the FTC Long Island Qualifier, held on January 19.