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Scott Schuler

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that Scott Schuler has been named Acting President of the organization and Ginette Greco as its Director.

Mr. Schuler, a Ronkonkoma resident, has been a member of SBPLI's Development Council since 2000. In 2006, he was named Volunteer of the Year. He also served as a mentor for the Hauppauge High School Robotics team from 2000-2008 and for the Connetquot High School robotics...

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Six Long Island Teams Head to St. Louis for FIRST 2011 Championship and World Festival

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that four FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) teams, one FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team and one FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team from Long Island will represent their region at the FIRST 2011 Championship and World Festival that will take place April 28-30 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The FRC teams...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 12th annual LI FIRST Regional Robotics Competition at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead, New York. The event was held on March 25-26.

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania participated in the competition...

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Motorola Solution Foundation Donates $50,000 towards Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Program

On March 25, Tom Boehm, Software Engineer, Motorola Solutions, presented a check to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on behalf of Motorola Solutions Foundation in the amount of $50,000. The money went toward the cost of this year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which was held March 25-26 at Hofstra University.

Each year, it costs approximately $250,000 to provide the Long Island...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that Hans Zobel has been named Chairman of its organization.

Mr. Zobel is Managing Partner of JPM Associates LLC, a strategic investment company. Prior to that, he was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Ziehm Medical LLC, a provider of leading-edge surgical and diagnostic solutions to the healthcare market. He established Ziehm Medical in 2007. He previously served...

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Teens Construct Robots for the Chance to Become Championships at the Long Island FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), announced that more than 1,200 students from 50 high schools have been tasked with the exciting challenge of designing and building an original robot culminating in the FRC. The FRC will be held March 25-26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, at Hofstra’s David S. Mack Sports and...

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LOGO MOTION Revealed at SBPLI's 2011 First Robotics Competition Regional Game Kickoff

More than 500 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Javits Center at Stony Brook University for a local kickoff of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) where they learned details of a new robotics game called “LOGO MOTION™.”

“It’s not just about robots,” said FIRST founder Dean Kamen. “It’s about building self-confidence, respect and important relationships with people who invent new technologies to...

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Smithtown Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Corporation and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), announced that the Smithtown High School Robotics Team #810 was the winner of the musical theme contest. The theme, which was composed by team member Patrick Jaeger, will be used at SBPLI’s 2011 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which will take place March 24-26 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FIRST (For...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2011 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition (FRC) will kick off on January 8, 2011, starting at 10:00 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.

Teams will receive their instructions via NASA satellite transmission from FIRST...

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SBPLI LI-FIRST, Farmindale State College Host Fred Breihurt and Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast

On December 16, School Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) held its fundraising breakfast at Farmingdale State College’s Knapp Hall to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship for incoming first-year students at Farmingdale State. School Construction Corporation presented a check to help fund the scholarship, and FESTO presented a check to provide funding for the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics...

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Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational Showcases Teamwork, Problem Solving & Friendly Competitio

On October 16, students from 17 participating high schools — including three pre-rookie teams — took part in the Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a postseason robotics competition sponsored by the School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the Deer Park Union Free School District. The daylong competition fostered goodwill amongst the students, working together as they solved intricate...

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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. The 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 Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational. The postseason robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 14
Registration and Lunch at 11 a.m.
Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club, Hauppauge
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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is announcing that The Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at Stonebridge...

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Fred Breithut Scholarship Winners Announced at SBPLI's Robots and Roses Reception

On June 17, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island held its inaugural Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens. It was announced at the event that Robert Drenckhahn of Lindenhurst High School and Julia Stanwycks of Walt Whitman High School were named recipients of the Fred Breithut Scholarship.

Mr. Drenckhahn was a member of the Lindenhurst High School robotics team, the “...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island will be hosting the Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 17 at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens, starting at 5 p.m.

Robots & Roses is a fundraising event with proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund, which is named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder and President who passed away on April 26.

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) sadly announces the passing of Fred Breithut, the organization’s President and Founder. Mr. Breithut passed away on April 26 at the age...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that, of the seven robotics teams from Long Island attending the competition, four received awards at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, which was held April 15-17 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the FRC, Team 263 (Sachem Central School District) “Sachem Aftershock,” and Team 271 (Bay Shore High...

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Seven Long Island Teams Head to Atlanta for FIRST 2010 Championship

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) has announced that seven teams from Long Island have chosen to represent their region at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 2010 Championship that will take place April 15-17 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. They will join more than 300 teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Israel in this competition.

The teams representing Long Island include...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 11th annual LI FIRST Regional Robotics Competition at Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead, New York. The event was held on March 26-27.

More than 1,200 students from 48 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland participated in the...

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Gershow Recycling Donates $5,000 in Support of Patchogue Medford High School Robotics Team and LI Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

In support of the Patchogue-Medford community, Gershow Recycling came to Patchogue-Medford High School on February 3 to donate $2,500 each to the Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). The money went to defray the cost of the Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team constructing and transporting the 130-pound robot to the Long Island FIRST (For...

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