What's Happening at SBPLI

"BREAKAWAY" Revealed at SBPLI's 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Game Kickoff

STONY BROOK, New York, January 9, 2010 - More than 500 teens from Long Island and Metro 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 "BREAKAWAY."

"FIRST is about giving kids the opportunity...

More Info
Plainedge Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

William Recce, Principal, School Construction Corporation and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), announced that Plainedge High Robotics Team #527 won the musical theme contest. The team's song, titled "The Power of Five," was chosen as the musical theme for SBPLI's 2010 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which will take place March 25-27 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FIRST (For Inspiration and...

More Info

Connetquot High School, Comsewogue High School, Plainedge High School, Bethpage High School, and Aviation High School in Long Island City began the season with a strong presence at this year's Kickoff for 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition. They gathered with more than 30 participating Long Island high schools on Saturday January 9 at Stony Brook University for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the presentation, each team received a kit of parts to help them build...

More Info
Breakfast Kickoff

On December 17, School Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) held a breakfast meeting at Farmingdale State College to announce the kickoff for funding for the inaugural Fred Breithut Scholarship for incoming first-year students at Farmingdale State. Both Ziehm Medical and School Construction Corporation presented checks to help fund the scholarship. In addition, members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage "POBOTS" (Team 353) were in attendance, along with the robot.

... More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2009 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will kick off on January 9, 2010, starting at 9:30 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.

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

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces an online shopping program in which shoppers can purchase their holiday gifts over the Internet and help the organization raise much-needed funds to financially support the robotics competitions they sponsor.

ShopToEarn is a unique online program in which shoppers can help SBPLI by making purchases through the ShopToEarn Web site. Up to 50% of the purchases are automatically donated...

More Info

School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced the establishment of the Fred Breithut Scholarship, which will be offered to an incoming first-year student at Farmingdale State College. The announcement was made at the Sixty Over Sixty Awards Gala, which was held on November 10.

The scholarship is for four years, with an amount of $1,000 per semester. In order for a student to be eligible for the scholarship, he or she must...

More Info
Fifth Annual Deer Park Invintational

On October 17, students from 18 participating high schools took part in the Fifth 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 problems and engaged in friendly...

More Info

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 Fifth Annual Deer Park Invitational. The post-season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

... More Info

In an effort to recognize individuals age 60 and over for their contributions to Long Island in improving the region's quality of life, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will have its second annual Sixty Over Sixty Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 10 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Among the gala's sponsors are The Office of New York State Senator Owen Johnson, FESTO, BAE Systems, Ziehm Medical, Northrop-Grumman, accessLinx, Inc., Event...

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc (SBPLI) has named William Hodrinsky as its director. He replaces Janet Anderson, who is retiring after five years in this position. Ms. Anderson, who has been with SBPLI's board for the past 10 years, will still serve as a member of its board.

In his duties, Mr. Hodrinsky will be in charge of running the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), the...

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that, of the 11 robotics teams from Long Island attending the competitions, four received awards at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, and another at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival, both of which were held April 16-18 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the FRC, Team 263 (Sachem Central...

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 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 27-28.

More than 1,100 students from 47 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey and Ohio participated in the competition. Teams received honors and recognition...

More Info

Now in its 25th year, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is celebrating its 10th year of sponsoring the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition. The competition will be held at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 27, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28. Students from 47 high schools from Long...

More Info

William Recce (left), principal of School Construction Corporation and a member of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) board of directors, congratulates Alexander Costenoble, a member of the Port Washington High School Robotics Team 1803 for its winning musical theme at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition kickoff on January 3 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center. Alexander accepted the...

More Info

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2009 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will kick off on January 3, 2009. Forty Long Island teams will meet at Room 100 in the Jacob Javits Center at Stony Brook University to learn about the game.

The students will receive their instructions via satellite transmission from FIRST headquarters in New Hampshire....

More Info

Students from more than 20 participating Long Island high schools took part in the Fourth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a preseason 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 problems and engaged in...

More Info

With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. The School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. is highlighting the importance of middle school and high school robotics programs with its support of the Fourth Annual Deer Park Invitational. The post season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

...

More Info

The School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is proud to announce its 25/10 year anniversary — an anniversary celebrating 25 years of inaugurating and developing school-business partnerships, and 10 years of sponsoring the LI FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition to better prepare students for entering the workforce and establishing their career paths in math, science-engineering and technology fields.

... More Info

Fred Breithut, Founder and President of Melville-based School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, is working to gain recognition for Long Islanders who, even at the age of 60 and over, are still contributing to making the Long Island way of life one of the finest in the nation.

In an effort to bolster Mr. Breithut's efforts to recognize those older individuals in Long Island, SBPLI will have its "Sixty Over Sixty" Awards Gala on Thursday, October...

More Info

Pages