FIRST® Long Island

FIRST® Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Frederick Breithut In 1984. Our vision is to create an educated workforce for Long Island by opening the minds of middle school and high school students to career opportunities through a collaborative partnership of schools, businesses, community organizations and government.   More...

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2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition

The Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kickoff at the Krasnoff Theater at LIU Post, located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the upcoming season’s robotics competition.

During the local Long Island Kickoff, FIRST® Long Island, which hosts the event, will treat students and parents to presentations from its members and guests regarding the impact of the program on local communities and businesses. Raffle prizes will also be given out. Towards the close of the event, each team will collect its kit of parts to construct a 120-pound robot.

FIRST Long Island will be hosting two back-to-back regionals in 2023
FIRST Long Island Regional #1 will be from March 20, 2023 to March 23, 2023
FIRST Long Island Regional # 2 will be from March 23, 2023 to March 25, 2023

While teams attending the FIRST Long Island Regionals that need lodging may avail themselves of any of the local hotels, FIRST Long Island has arranged blocks of rooms with certain local hotels.
To take advantage of these, click on the corresponding link to register for the hotel you would like to use. They represent different price points.

For FIRST Long Island Regional # 1 the information and booking are as follows:
La Quinta must be booked by February 26th and the Hyatt and Residence Inn by February 17th.
For the La Quinta Inn, you may call the hotel directly at 516-705-9000, option 5 and referencing the FIRST Long Island Event 1 group
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City Rooms & Rates (wyndhamhotels.com)
Hyatt: Long Island Robotics March 19-21 Booking Link
Residence Inn: Book your group rate for The School Business Partnerships of Long Island

FIRST Long Island Regional # 2 the information and booking are as follows:
La Quinta must be booked by March 1st and the Hyatt and Residence Inn by February 22nd
For the La Quinta Inn, you may call the hotel directly at 516-705-9000, option 5 and referencing the FIRST Long Island Event 2 group.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City Rooms & Rates (wyndhamhotels.com)
Hyatt: Long Island Robotics March 22-24 Booking Link
Residence Inn: Book your group rate for The School Business Partnerships of Long Island


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Need parts to help build your robot? Our sponsor FESTO can help. Call them today at 1-800-99-FESTO, mention that you're a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team representative and receive a discount on parts! Visit the company's FIRST-focused page www.festo.us/first for more details!

What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island

Larry Toonkel, FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Regional Director, FIRST Long Island, speaks during the FRC Kickoff at LIU Post’s Krasnoff Theater on January 7.

[Brookville, New York] — The Krasnoff Theater at LIU Post was abuzz with anticipation on January 7 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together to participate in the unveiling of the 2023 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge, “CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas.” 

This annual event served as the official Kick-Off of the 2023 FIRST Long Island season and included a live broadcast announcing...

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Members of the Syosset High School robotics team are pictured displaying the contents of the kit of parts. This is their first year competing in the FRC Long Island Regional.

Baldwin High School students attended this year’s kickoff event for the 2023 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), sponsored by FIRST Long Island and hosted by LIU Post. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on Saturday, January 7 at LIU Post’s Krasnoff Theater for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the presentation, each team received a kit of parts, which they will use along with...

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The Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kick off at the Krasnoff Theater at LIU Post, located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the upcoming season’s robotics competition. 

 

Knowing only that this year’s theme is CHARGED UP...

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