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Students from across Long Island are set to dive into a series of FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting this weekend. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the “Challenge” set forth in ...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a Qualifying Tournament at Lynbrook High School. Four additional events will be hosted at Center Moriches and Sewanhaka High Schools in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), ...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will once again kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 a.m., FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition....

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Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi) was once again home to FIRST® Tech Challenge Scrimmages – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), which brought science and creativity together on a robotics playing field. On Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, twenty-nine teams from across Long Island competed in a friendly tournament-...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to welcome Chris D. Clausen, President of The Clausen Agency, Inc. in Rocky Point, New York, as one of the organization’s newest Board Members. Mr. Clausen, who founded his insurance agency in 1979, has keen business development and management insight, which will prove vital to growing SBPLI’s FIRST® (For Inspiration...

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The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. and FIRST® LEGO® League seasons are officially underway across Long Island. Students and mentors from the programs, which collectively reach children in grades one through 12, are hard at work researching, designing, building, programming and testing models and robots...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) recently brought FIRST® Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge team members from five Nassau County high schools to Altice USA and Infosys’ Innovation Roadshow – High School Robotics Event at Altice’s Bethpage, New York facility. The event, which was held on Wednesday, November 15, was part of a two-day...

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While the dedicated volunteers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) are hard at work planning the first ever SBPLI Long Island Regional double header, the Half Hollow Hills High School FIRST® Robotics Competition team is ramping up for its Sixth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational. This year’s event, the final event of the 2016-2017 FIRST® (For...

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Following the largest-ever SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to announce that the organization will now host two regional events in the 2017-2018 season. Planned as a double header, these back-to-back regionals will be held April 9 to 11 and April 12 to 14, 2018 at Hofstra University’s David S....

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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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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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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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