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...

News and Announcements

Now that the kickoff has occurred it is time to plan for the FIRST Long Island Regional

It will be held from March 20th to March 23rd at Hofstra.

For those teams that would like to stay local, we have made arrangements with a nearby hotel that you may take advantage of:
Courtyard Westbury Long Island for 169 USD per night

You can call and ask for the FIRST Long Island March Event or use the following link:
Book your group rate for Long Island March
Please book by Friday, March 1st.



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What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island

FIRSTⓇ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island kicked off the beginning of the 2024 robotics season with the distribution of Kits of Parts (KoP) to participating local high school robotics teams on January 6. The KoPs were distributed at Schenck USA Corporation in Deer Park, which has been a long standing sponsor of the FIRSTⓇ Long Island Regional Robotics Competition and supplier of parts for the robotics teams. 

The event saw mentors and members of...

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Dix Hills, NY – On October 28, the 11th annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational took place at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills. Twenty-three teams participated in the postseason invitational, which was presented by the Half Hollow Hills School District and FIRSTⓇ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island.

The teams competed in the same challenge as they did in the Long Island Regional, which was CHARGED UPSM Presented by Haas. In CHARGED UP,...

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“Cybercats” from Wheatley School in Old Westbury and Team #358 “Robotic Eagles” from Hauppauge High School

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island presented its 2023 Long Island Regional #2 on March 24-25 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead. Forty-seven teams from Long Island, New York City, upstate New York, Chinese Taipei, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom and India took part in the two-day FIRST® Robotics Competition. This event culminated with awards and honors for areas such as design...

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