Cornell Tech


As a STEM Center, we have a lot of tools and expertise in order to help you build your robot. Come in during one of our build sessions to check us out!


The main amenity of our STEM Center is the community you will find there. Our STEM center is a safe space for anyone to discuss strategy, share ideas, and get help from other teams or the STEM center leaders.

In addition to working on their robots, teams come here to learn about equipment, attend workshops, make friends with other FTC teams.


Our STEM Center provides rapid prototyping materials, digital fabrication, and power tools. If there's an advanced machine you don't know how to use, our STEM Center Staff and dedicated volunteers can train you on advanced machines and offer mentorship Additionally, this year we have a full FTC field in the space for you to practice on.

The STEM Center has some great equipment that can be used by you!

  • Laser Cutter (Epilog Helix 24”x18” 60w)

  • CNC Router ( ShopBot Desktop MAX 24”x 36”)

  • 3D Printers

      • MarkForge Mark II - carbon fiber reinforced FDM printing

      • ONYX

      • Ultimaker 3

      • Formlabs FORM 1 resin 3D printer

  • CriCut Vinyl Cutter

  • PCOMP station

  • Wheeled Benchtop stations where students can work

  • 4 iMac stations and additional Laptops and Chromebooks

  • Seasonal FTC field for practicing with game and field elements.


During the build session, we will host a variety of workshops (led by FTC game officials or veteran teams), such as:

  • Strategy. Rules of the games.

  • Programming basics.

  • Rundown of how an event runs.

In addition to Workshops, our STEM center leaders have over 4 years of experience leading FTC teams and have connections to a lot of the NYC mentors who all have specialized experience.

Do you want to share your expertise by leading a workshop? Email the STEM center at

Build Sessions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need an accurate headcount to ensure proper social distancing, please sign up for build sessions using the GiveLively links below.

Build Session 1: October 17th, 2021

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Build Session 2: November 14th, 2021

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At this build session, we had seven teams attend and all teams got their robots moving!

Build Session 3: December 12th, 2021

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CANCELLED Build Session 4: January 9th, 2022

Unfortunately, due to the rise in COVID cases, we have to cancel this build session. If you need any help, please reach out to


We are located on the 6th floor of the Tata Innovation Center on Rosevelt Island. Once you get into the building, tell the person at the front desk that you are with NYC FIRST!