What's Happening at SBPLI

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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info

On December 6, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Farmingdale State College will host the third annual holiday breakfast to benefit the Fred Breithut Memorial Scholarship Fund. The program, which includes a continental breakfast, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Farmingdale State College’s University Club in Knapp Hall. This year’s theme is “Investment in Our Future.”

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in...

More Info
New York Islanders Host SBPLI Family & Friends Night

Download Flier (PDF)

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), along with the New York Islanders, will present “SBPLI Family & Friends Night” on November 23 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Game time is 7 p.m., when the Islanders face off against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Both SBPLI and...

More Info
Frank Otto and Joe Kaminsky Honored at 2nd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing

On July 28, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held its 2nd annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing at Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club in Smithtown. Approximately 100 golfers took part in the golf outing, which is named in honor of SBPLI's Founder, Fred Breithut, who passed away on April 26, 2010.

This year's outing honored Frank W. Otto, President of Long Island Forum for Technology, and Joe Kaminsky, a software...

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

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) hosted its Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 23 at Farmingdale State College’s greenhouse building. 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, 2010.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership...

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team #329 “Raiders” has won the Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championships, which were held April 28-30 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Team Spirit Award celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info

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...

More Info
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...

More Info

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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info
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...

More Info

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...

More Info

Pages