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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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SBPLI, Farmingdale State College Host Fred Breithut Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast

Following eight weeks of research and design and two days of participation in the Qualifying Tournaments, 40 teams from elementary and middle schools across Long Island demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play and sportsmanship at the 9th Annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Tournament, “SENIOR SOLUTIONSSM Challenge,” that took place on March 3 at Longwood High School...

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March is Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. is urging girls to get involved in robotics as a way to become interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month was created by the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Network, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young women to...

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On Sunday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m., eight weeks of research and design will culminate in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Long Island Championship Tournament, where 42 teams of children and coaches will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. The Championship Tournament will take place at Longwood High...

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Winners Announced at FLL Qualifying Tournaments

Approximately 85 teams participated in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifying tournaments on February 2-3 at Central Islip Senior High School, as they took part in this season’s Senior Solutions® Challenge during those two days. The tournament was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Public Schools.

In the Senior Solutions® Challenge, teams built, tested, and programmed an autonomous...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Farmingdale State College have announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Fred Breithut Scholarship.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for graduating high school seniors who have met specific academic requirements and who have participated in the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology...

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Approximately 85 elementary and middle school robotics teams will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments on February 2-3. The event is being sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Union Free School District. The tournaments will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days at Central Islip Senior High School, located at 85 Wheeler Road in...

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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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On Friday, February 1, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Farmingdale State College will host their “Super Bowl of Smarts” Breakfast to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund. The program includes a continental breakfast and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Farmingdale State College’s University Club in Knapp Hall.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for graduating high school...

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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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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Honors NYS Senator Owen Johnson at 3rd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2013 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) will kick off on January 5, 2013, starting at 10:30 a.m. More than 40 Long Island teams will meet at Room 100 in the Jacob Javits Center at Stony Brook University to learn about the game for the coming year.

Along with over 2,000 teams nationally, local teams will receive this year’s game rules via NASA...

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

On Saturday, December 1, thirty-eight FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) teams participated in a practice tournament at Roosevelt Hall in Farmingdale State College. The event was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. The practice tournament allowed students to prepare for the upcoming FLL Qualifying Tournaments, which are scheduled to be held in late January or early February at a site to be...

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On Saturday, November 17, high school robotics teams met at Half Hollow Hills High School West for a postseason robotics competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

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 districts showed their support for SBPLI and the...

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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is highlighting the importance of middle school and high school robotics programs with its support of the Half Hollow Hills Invitational. The post-season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Half Hollow Hills High School West on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Honors NYS Senator Owen Johnson at 3rd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held its 3rd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge on September 20. The golf outing is named in honor of Fred Breithut, SBPLI's Founder and Chairman, who passed away on April 26, 2010.

This year’s honoree was New York State Senator Owen Johnson, who is also an Honorary Board Member of SBPLI, and a strong supporter of the organization...

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A Summer of Fun and Learning at School-Business Partnerships of LongIsland's FIRST Robotics Summer Day Camp

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) received $25,000 as part of theInnovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., during a check presentation at SBPLI's Third Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Tournament at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge. The grant will ensure that SBPLI will be able to continue to host the Long Island Regional FIRST (For...

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