STEM HS students get hands-on with an industrial robot at HVCC.

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have announced a new collaboration – a robotics course specifically designed for high school students. Questar III STEM High School at HVCC 10th grade students will be among the first in the region to participate, beginning this fall.

A STEM HS student works with an RPI professor on an industrial robot.

The course will be co-taught by professors from both HVCC and RPI, providing a unique opportunity for students to benefit from the expertise of both institutions. According to Dr. Linda Lim, department chair of computer science and mathematics at HVCC, this course will have no prerequisites, which could lead future classes with 9th graders.

Students will take a hands-on approach with industrial robots, exposing them to robotics much earlier in their education. The hope is that students will take these skills with them to future employers, creating a more robust workforce here in the Capital Region.

Questar III STEM High School at HVCC prepares students for in-demand jobs in STEM Careers through their P-TECH and SS-ECHS programs. The models directly address both education and workforce development skill gaps by providing innovative approaches to high school and college education while engaging corporate partners and local communities for student success. Students can earn up to 60 transferable college credits or work towards an associate degree with HVCC. There is absolutely no cost to families to attend.

Learn more about the joint venture with HVCC & RPI from area media outlets:



Times Union (includes photo gallery)

WRGB (includes photo gallery)

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