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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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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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