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SBPLI Announces Award Winners At 15th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 15th annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead, New York. The event was held March 27-29.

More than 2,000 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, and Brazil...

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After six weeks of developing, building, and programming their robots, high school students from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, and Brazil will have the opportunity to compete in the 15th Annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org), presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). 

The competition will...

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On February 26, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was presented with a check for the amount of $1,000 from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to support the organization's many educational programs, such as the upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to be held at Hofstra University March 27-29th. 

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society. It is dedicated to...

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Students learn the rules of the new game, "Aerial AssistSM" at the FIRST Robotics season kickoff, held at Stony Brook University's Jacob Javits Lecture Center on January 4

More than 800 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University on January 4 for a local kickoff of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) where they learned details of the 2014 robotics game called "Aerial AssistSM." 

"The students who participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition are not only building...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) recently announced that its 2014 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) will kick off on January 4, 2014, starting at 9:30 a.m. (Doors open for registration at 8:45 a.m.). More than 40 Long Island teams will meet at Stony Brook University to learn about the game for the upcoming year.

Along with over 2,000 teams...

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Competition Showcases Benefits of Robotics Programs on Students, Community

On November 16, high school robotics teams met at Half Hollow Hills High School West for the Half Hollow Hills Invitational, a post-season robotics competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

The competition was designed to showcase the benefits of robotics programs on students, schools and their communities. Residents, teachers and administrators from the Half Hollow Hills School District and other Long Island school...

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School Business Partnerships of Long Island

On October 9, High-school students, including members of the FIRST Robotics Team 3624, had the opportunity to meet “The Incredible Bionic Man” at the Half Hollow Hills High School East Auditorium. The event was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. in conjunction with and the Smithsonian Channel.

At the event, students watched a demonstration of the Bionic Man and participated in a question-and-answer session with NYS...

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Campers Demonstrate Their Robot Performance Skills For Family Members at SBPLI’s FIRST Robotics Summer Day Camp

On July 26, campers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp demonstrated their robot performance skills for family members at Dowling College in Oakdale, which hosted the camp for the second year in a row.

Over a five-day period, students learned how to build, operate, and program a robot to perform certain tasks. That knowledge was put to...

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Registration for FIRST Robotics summer day camp at Dowling College now open

On July 26, campers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp demonstrated their robot performance skills for family members at Dowling College in Oakdale, which hosted the camp for the second year in a row.

Over a five-day period, students learned how to build, operate, and program a robot to perform certain tasks. That knowledge was put to...

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Registration for FIRST Robotics Summer Day Camp at Dowling College Day Camp

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that registration is now open for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp, which is being held in cooperation with Dowling College for the second year in a row. The camp will run from July 22 to July 26 at Dowling College, located at 150 Idle Hour Boulevard in Oakdale. This summer camp is designed for children ages 9-18 and is meant to inspire Long...

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Bayport "Lionbots" Take Second Place

(Kings Park, New York) — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. has announced that FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Team #3643, The “Lion Bots” of Bayport, received second place for the Research Award at the North American Open Championship Tournament, which took place from May 17-19 at LEGOLAND® in Carlsbad, California.

This year’s challenge...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s (SBPLI) and Festo Corporation have announced that voting is now open for the Festo Facebook photo contest. The photos were submitted between April 5 and April 15 by high school students who registered for this year’s Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC).

Contestants were required to submit a photo of their robot that was...

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Award Winners at 14th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, New York City and Brazil participated in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) 14th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which took place April 5-6 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead. Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design excellence,...

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High school students from Long Island, New York City and Brazil will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the 14th annual Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

On April 4-6, at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports...

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LI FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

Aviation High School in Long Island City attended this year’s kickoff for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Stony Brook University. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on Saturday, January 5 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the...

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LI FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

Center Moriches High School began the season with a strong presence at this year’s kickoff for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Stony Brook University. They gathered with more than 40 participating Long Island high schools on Saturday, January 5 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire....

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LI Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

Central Islip High School attended this year’s kickoff for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Stony Brook University. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on Saturday, January 5 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the presentation, each...

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LI FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

Longwood High School in Middle Island attended this year’s kickoff for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Stony Brook University. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on Saturday, January 5 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the...

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Smithtown High School Wins SBPLI’s 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Musical Theme Contest

Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants, Inc. and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that Smithtown High School Robotics Team #810 was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest. The theme, which was composed by team members Daniel Pesce and Isaiah Rodriguez, will be used at SBPLI’s 2013 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which will take place...

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Thirty-Eight Teams Take Part in FIRST LEGO League Practice Round to Prepare For Upcoming Tournament

More than 800 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Javits Center at Stony Brook University on January 5 for a local kickoff of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) where they learned details of a new robotics game called “ULTIMATE ASCENT”

“FIRST isn’t about competing, it’s about cooperating and recognizing that, if you have the right tools, you’ll be able to make this world a better place for yourself and for the country,” said FIRST...

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