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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) hosted its Seventh Annual SBPLI Golf Outing on June 26th. This event was presented by SCOPE Education Services. The proceeds from this event will benefit the FIRST® Long Island robotics programs. These proceeds will also help fund future robotics competitions, including the 2018 Long Island Regional Competition. 
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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to appoint Smithtown resident Larry Toonkel as FIRST® Robotics Competition Co-Director. A longtime member of the program’s development council, Toonkel replaces former Co-Director Debra Winter, who resigned after the 2016-2017 season. Toonkel will call upon his experience in the fields of science and technology to...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will be presenting a full and detailed description of all FIRST® (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) programs for students ages six through eighteen, including FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® Tech Challenge,...

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Twin brothers, Joseph Daleo and Dominic Daleo, members of the West Islip High School Class of 2017, were each recently awarded the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s Annual Fred Breithut Scholarship. Presented in cooperation with Farmingdale State College, the award is presented to former FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics...

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Lorraine Greenwald Farmingdale State College

Members and supporters of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) are teeing up for the Seventh Annual SBPLI Golf Outing, presented by SCOPE Education Services. This year’s event, which benefits the FIRST® Long Island robotics programs, is being held at Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James on Monday, June 26. Dr. Lorraine Greenwald, Dean of International Education and...

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2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional - FIRST Robotics Competition

Six Long Island teams are preparing to head to the FIRST® Championships in St. Louis following the biggest, and most intense, SBPLI Long Island Regional to-date. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the 2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition was held at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on...

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After a six-week build season, which culminated on Tuesday, February 21, area students will soon have an opportunity to compete at the 2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). Fifty-five teams, from across Long Island and New York, and also Brazil, will head to Hofstra University’s David S....

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FIRST LEGO League Jr. Creature Craze Logo

Each year, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. presents a new and exciting challenge aimed at igniting the creativity of children, age six to 10. For 2016-2017, that theme is “Creature CrazeSM,” which aims to challenge students to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. And, now, Long Island children from more than 60 teams will have their chance to present all that they have learned...

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Following a series of five Qualifying Tournaments held at area schools, the FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship will be held at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 5. The event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), will feature problem-solving skills and creative thinking from 40 area teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14,...

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FIRST LEGO League - Mineola

Imagination and science came together at Mineola High School on Saturday, January 28 at the final two of five FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifiers, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). During the events, a total of 64 teams, comprised of students age nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex

Twenty-four FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island teams will take to the playing field at the Long Island Championship Tournament to be held at Smithtown High School West on Saturday, February 11. The competing teams were determined through a series of three Qualifying Tournaments that were presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) throughout the month of...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex - Syosset

Syosset High School was home to the final of three FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments, which was presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on Sunday, January 15. During this qualifying event, 27 Long Island teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, used their problem-solving skills,...

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FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies - Central Islip

Imagination and science came together at Central Islip High School on January 21 and 22 at three of five FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifying Tournaments, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). During the events, a total of 84 teams, comprised of students age nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex - Center Moriches

Center Moriches High School was home to the second of three FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments, which was presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on Sunday, January 15. During this qualifying event, 26 Long Island teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, used their problem-solving...

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SBPLI FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off

Following the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Kick Off Event that was held at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, the FIRST Long Island build season is officially underway. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the event hosted students, mentors and parents from 48...

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Lynbrook High School was home to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s official FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament, which took place on Sunday, January 8. During this, the first of three, qualifying event, 27 Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18,...

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FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies

Imagination and science will come together this month as FIRST® LEGO® League teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community during a series of five Qualifying Tournaments.

 

The theme of this year’s challenge is...

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Creativity and science will come together beginning in January as FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, along with their mentors, will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community.

 

More than 46,000 students in almost 20 countries will program robots to compete on...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics season will kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. During the event, 48 FIRST Long Island teams will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition.

 

Knowing only that this...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex Scrimmage

Creativity and science came together at last weekend's FIRST® Tech Challenge Scrimmage at Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi). Teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, worked alongside adult mentors to design, build, program and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format on a 12-foot by 12-foot field.

 

FIRST Tech Challenge is...

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