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"In an effort to continually strengthen the community-school connection, the robotics team from Smithtown Central School District visited the Family Service League homeless shelter in Brentwood in April."

SBPLI is proud to announce that members of the organization’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #810, “The Mechanical Bulls” from Smithtown High School, have created a FIRST STRONGHOLD™-themed LEGO™ set. Team members Matthew Quigley and Emily McDermott, each from Smithtown, New York, submitted the set to the LEGO company for consideration of turning it into a commercially-available product. 

The set,...

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The team from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School was honored with a special award from the Port Jefferson Board of Education. 

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Game of Drones in Bethpage?
AC4ISR Aids ‘Robo Warriors’ in FIRST Robotics Quest 

April 22, 2016
By Janis Lamar

The assembled ‘robo-warriors’ had spent the day tackling moats and drawbridges, catapulting boulders and storming castle walls. Battles now concluded, some 2,000 high school students representing 51 teams – at times friends and foes – their families and faculty gathered at Hofstra University in...

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Organization Announces Award Competition Winners; Sachem, Southold and William Floyd High School Teams Earn Eligibility to Advance to Championship

(Kings Park, New York) — Thousands of contestants, mentors, sponsors and fans converged on Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on April 1 and 2, 2016 for the 17th annual SBPLI (School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.) Long Island...

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Reporters stopped by the FRC at Hofstra on Friday, April 1, 2016 to share a glimpse of the high-energy event

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The schedule for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition has been announced:


Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6:00 PM-8:00PM
5 Team Reps to Load In and Set Up Pits

Thursday, March 31, 2016
5 Team Reps to Load In

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for...

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[From left to right] Valerie Cartwright, Kara Hahn and Rob Trotta attended the grand opening of the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook [...] 

Kings Park High School students attended this year's kickoff event for the 2016 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School Business Parternships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)and hosted by Stony Brook University. [...]

Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants, Inc. and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that the Seaford High School FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team #4567 “The Phi-Kings” was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest, sponsored by WorkLife Resources, Inc. The song will be used at SBPLI’s 2016 FIRST Long Island Regional Robotics Competition (FRC), which will...

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SBPLI FIRST Long Island students, educators and parents converged on the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Kick-Off and Game Reveal.

The Stony Brook University Jacob Javits Lecture Center was abuzz with anticipation on Saturday, January 9 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together for the unveiling of the 2016 FIRST® (For the Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) “Stronghold” theme. Based on popular medieval castle-conquering and battle-strategy games, “Stronghold” involves two Alliances of three robots each on a quest to breach opponents’ defenses,...

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The 2016 season of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) will kick off on January 9, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Over 40 Long Island teams made up of high school students will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition. The event will be held at the Jacob Javits Lecture...

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(SBPLI), in conjunction with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), proudly recognizes former FIRST team 358 member Andrew Opacke as the 2015 winner of SBPLI’s Fred Breithut Scholarship.  Awarded annually to a recent high school graduate and SBPLI FIRST team member entering Farmingdale State College the SBPLI Fred Breithut Scholarship is provided for a maximum of four years, in the amount of $1,000 per semester.

Mr. Opacke joined...

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