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On November 17, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), along with the New York Islanders, will present “SBPLI Family & Friends Night” at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Game time is 7 p.m., when the Islanders face off against the defending Eastern Conference champions, the New Jersey Devils.

Both SBPLI and the Islanders want to show fans that science, engineering and technologycan be just as fun as...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s 3rd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, September 20 at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, 1715 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The golf outing is being named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder and Chairman, Fred Breithut, who passed away on April 26, 2010.

Registration and brunch will take place between noon and 1:15 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m....

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

On July 23-27, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held its inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp at Dowling College.

Campers ages 9-18 learned how to assemble and program robots during those five days, as well as garnered an interest in science, engineering and technology. The camp was designed for middle school students, incoming freshmen and sophomores, and...

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Ms. Madarash

Kings Park, New York — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that Joani Madarash has been named Executive Director of the organization. Ms. Madarash has been an active member of SBPLI’s Development Council and Board of Directors since 1993 and has acted as Interim Co-President since January 2012.

Ms. Madarash is President and Founder of accessLinx, Inc., a boutique multimedia production company based in Smithtown, New York. Before that, her life’s...

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In cooperation with Dowling College, SBPLI will host its inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp for children ages 9-18. The camp will be held from Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th on the Dowling campus in Oakdale at the beautiful Vanderbilt Summer House on the Connetquot River.

All instructors and assistants have...

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MSG Varsity

On May 12, MSG Varsity aired an all-new television special titled “Robotics,” which followed three local high school teams as they prepared to compete in the SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) sponsors this event as part of FIRST’s (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) nationwide high school robotics competition. Teams featured in the one-hour special were Team 329...

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

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will be hosting the Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 12 at Farmingdale State College, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Robots & Roses is a fundraising event, supported in part by Farmingdale State College, with proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund, which is named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder who passed away on April 26, 2010.

The Fred...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that nine FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) teams from Long Island will represent their region at the FIRST 2012 Championship and World Festival Expo that will take place April 26-28 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The FRC teams representing Long Island include Longwood High School Team #564 “Digital Impact...

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FESTO Corporation

At its VIP reception on March 30, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) received checks in the amount of $25,000 each from Motorola Solutions Foundation and FESTO Corporation. The money supports the cost of this year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which was held March 30-31 at Hofstra University.

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

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Award Winners at 13th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, Pennsylvania and Ohio participated in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s (SBPLI) 13th annual Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The event took place on March 30-31 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design...

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Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition to be Held March 29-31

On March 30-31, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. will present its 13th annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Fifty teams from Long Island, the metropolitan New York City area, Pennsylvania and Ohio will take part in this year’s competition, “Rebound RumbleSM.” In “...

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Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

High-school students from three states and Long Island- and metropolitan New York-area schools will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org). From March 29-31, at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack...

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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Team

For the third year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s upcoming Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap.

Eight Long Island high school robotics teams — Connetquot, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Lindenhurst, Patchogue-Medford, Plainview-Old Bethpage,...

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At the kickoff for the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) at Stony Brook University’s Javits Center, Ginny Greco, FRC Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that two rookie teams will compete in the Long Island Regional FRC this year: North Shore High School Team #3950 and Central Islip High School Team #4006.

North Shore and Central Islip will...

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More than 800 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Javits Center at Stony Brook University on January 7 for a local kickoff of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) where they learned details of a new robotics game called “Rebound RumbleSM.”

Working with adult mentors, FRC teams must determine their strategies and use the next six weeks to build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s...

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The Wheatley School Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

The Wheatley School Robotics Team #2872 was named the winner of the musical theme contest at the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff, which took place January 7 at Stony Brook University's Javits Center. The theme, which was composed by team member Max Woods, will be used at SBPLI’s 2012 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC...

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SBPLI and Farmingdale State College Host Fred Breithut Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast

On December 6, School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held its third annual holiday fundraising breakfast at Farmingdale State College’s Knapp Hall to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship. The theme of this year’s breakfast was “Investment in Our Future.”

The scholarship, named after the late founder of SBPLI, is made possible for up to four years, with an amount of $1,000 per semester. Among the requirements for students to...

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New York Islanders Host SBPLI Family & Friends Night

The New York Islanders hosted “Family & Friends Night” for School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale as the Islanders took on the Philadelphia Flyers on November 23. A portion of the ticket sales directly funded SBPLI’s annual robotics competition at Hofstra University in March.

Both SBPLI and the Islanders wanted to show fans that science, engineering and technology can be just...

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

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will kick off the 2012 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) on January 7, 2012, 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.

The teams will receive this year’s game rules via NASA satellite transmission from FIRST...

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Eighth Annual Deer Park Invitational Showcases Teamwork, Problem Solving & Friendly Competition

Students from 19 participating high schools — including two pre-rookie teams — took part in the Eighth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a postseason robotics competition that was held at Deer Park High School on November 5. The event was 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...

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