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Learn How These Professionals Got Their Starts:
A series of webinars by MassRobotics with leading roboticists being interviewed by high school students

June 17th, 3:00 p.m.

How to further advance robotics technology


June 3rd, 3:00 p.m.

How to turn your robotics idea into a start-up


May 27th, 3:00 p.m.

How to build and run a successful robotics company


May 20th, 3:00 p.m.

How to become a roboticist



Congratulations to all of the award winners for SBPLI Long Island Regionals 1 & 2!
While this season may not have gone the way we expected, we can't help but be inspired by the passion and commitment, and Gracious Professionalism from all of the students, mentors, and volunteers! Together we RISE!

2020 FIRST Robotics Competition
SBPLI/FIRST Long Island letter of postponement of the SBPLI Regional #1 and #2 due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.

SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competitions
Thank you to all teams who participated in both of our regional competitions!
Results will be posted later this week!
See Photos below:


The FIRST Step In U.S. Technology Competitiveness
Forbes Magazine published a fantastic article highlighting the importance of FIRST programs. Read it here.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team #7400 Open to All Long Island High School Students
The Melville Family Community team is looking for students from Long Island to join their team! They are a community based team and will accept students for anywhere on Long Island.
Learn more about the team and find more info about joining by clicking here.

Hey Alumni!
We want to hear from YOU!
Sign up for our new FIRST Long Island Alumni mailing list by clicking HERE.

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 SBPLI

Members of Team #45779 “OLOP’s Fury Fighters” of Bayport and Team #16174 “Meteorites” of Hicksville

Middle Island, New York [March 1, 2020] — After many weeks of research and design, 200 teams competed in seven Qualifiers for an opportunity to be one of 39 teams to participate in the Championship Tournament. More than 1,000 spectators cheered on approximately 400 contestants, ages 9 to16 (ages vary by country), at the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship at Longwood High School. Team #684 “STOBOR,” from Syosset, won the...

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For two days, hundreds of students, parents and volunteers convened for learning, technology and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Jr. Expos. The events were held on February 29 at Mineola High School and March 1 at Longwood High School and presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. dba FIRST® Long Island.

During the two Expo days, children ages six to nine from teams across...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season — dubbed SKYSTONESM Presented by Qualcomm — will culminate with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament on March 7 at Syosset High School, located at 70 S. Woods Road in Syosset. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST Long Island, FIRST Tech Challenge...

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