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Robert and Amanda Stephenson

What did you do after becoming a FIRST® Alum?
After becoming FIRST alumni, Robert and Amanda both attended (FIRST Scholarship Provider) Stevens Institute of Technology for undergrad. While Robert majored in electrical engineering, Amanda majored in mechanical engineering. They met officially in their sophomore year of college, when Amanda recognized Robert’s FIRST team shirt on campus. The two are now married and have stayed heavily involved with...

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FLL JR Expos Photo

Each year, FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Jr. presents a new and exciting challenge aimed at igniting children’s creativity. For 2018-2019, that theme is MISSION MOONSM, which challenges students to think about space in ways they never have before.

Over the past few months, Long Island elementary school students, ages six to 10 years old, have identified problems that may arise for humans attempting to live on the moon. Just...

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In 2019, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), also known as FIRST Long Island, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is targeted to students grades 9 to 12 and combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict...

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FRC Kick Off

LIU Post Tilles Center Hosted More than 40 Local FIRST Robotics Teams, Mentors and Advisors, and their Families, at the Annual Event

[Brookville, New York] — The Tilles Center at LIU Post was abuzz with anticipation on January 5 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together for the unveiling of the 2019 FIRST® (For the Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition challenge, “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACESM” Presented by...

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FLL Qualifiers Photo

Students from across Long Island are set to blast off into a series of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting January 26, 2019. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the challenge set forth...

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FIRST Tech Qualifier Release Photo

The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST ROVER RUCKUS (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 6, 2019 with a Qualifying Tournament at LuHi. Four additional events will be hosted at Nassau Community College and Sewanhaka High School in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI),...

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Cradle of Aviation Event

(Garden City, NY) — Over 500 FIRST® Long Island participants, their coaches, and families participated in the FIRST® LAUNCH: 2019 + ALL SYSTEMS GO! held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on November 2. Robotics teams were on hand to showcase their work, promote applications for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and prepare for this year’s upcoming FIRST Challenges.

During their time at the Museum, participants were launched into this...

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FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off

The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kick off at the Tilles Center at LIU Post, located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY on Saturday, January 5 at 8:45 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 DESTINATION: DEEP SPACESM, the local FIRST...

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FIRST LEGO League

The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST® LEGO® League, and FIRST® Tech Challenge seasons are officially underway across Long Island. Students and mentors from the programs, which collectively reach children in grades kindergarten through 12, are hard at work researching, designing, building, programming and testing models and robots that will best address the “Challenge” set...

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Half Hollow Hills

(Dix Hills, NY) — On October 6, teachers, principals, administrators and community members from Long Island school districts came out to Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills to watch the Seventh Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

Now in its seventh year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has...

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As the 2018-2019 FIRST season draws closer, teasers have been released to build hype for the competitions. You can view all of the teasers here:

FIRST LEGO League Jr. MISSION MOON 2018-2019 Teaser

FIRST LEGO League INTO ORBIT 2018-2019 Teaser

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On Saturday, October 6, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in cooperation with the Half Hollow Hills School District, will present the Seventh Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Rd, Dix Hills. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the games will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.

As one of many robotics programs supported by SBPLI, for promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)...

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Smithtown Mechanical Bulls - SBPLI Long Island Regional

 

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to congratulate all local FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) students on the completion of another fun and exciting year on Long Island. The organization would also like to recognize the record 22 teams (a collective of more than 460 students), from FIRST Long Island’s full continuum of...

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SBPLI FIRST POWER UP logo

Area students are charging up for the annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, which this year will be held in a double-header style, with tournaments taking place April 9 to 11 and April 12 to 14. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, these back-to-back regionals will feature nearly 80 teams from across Long Island (full...

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SBPLI FIRST LEGO League Junior Aqua Adventure Logo

This year marks a full decade since School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) began presenting FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. to students across the region. What began as a small (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) STEM-focused initiative for students age six to 10 has now grown into a powerhouse program aimed at igniting the creativity of children on nearly 100 teams. Each year, FIRST ...

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SBPLI FIRST LEGO League Team No. 36549 Mineola Qualifier

Following a series of six qualifiers, 40 FIRST® LEGO® League teams from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties are set to compete at the SBPLI Long Island Championship at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 4. During the event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program will present their LEGO robots that best address...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will culminate this weekend with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST® Tech Challenge inspires students age 12 to 18 to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Twenty-four teams (noted below)...

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Students from across Long Island are set to dive into a series of FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting this weekend. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the “Challenge” set forth in FIRST HYDRO DYNAMICSSM.

 

For this challenge...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a Qualifying Tournament at Lynbrook High School. Four additional events will be hosted at Center Moriches and Sewanhaka High Schools in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST® Tech Challenge inspires students age 12 to 18...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will once again kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 a.m., FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition.

Knowing only that this year’s theme is FIRST POWERUPSM, the local FIRST teams...

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