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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 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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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. 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.

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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.

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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...

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The School - Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is proud to announce that six Long Island high school students from the 2007-2008 LI-First Robotics competition have been awarded scholarships, valued at $223,000, from accredited institutions in the field of technology.

The six students, Wayne Young, Comsewogue; Hector Flores, Great Neck South;Nicholas Joniak, West Babylon; ...

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Hofstra University's Arena to watch 46 teams of high school students compete at the SBPLI, Inc. Long Island Regional Robotics competition. The students’ goal was to earn a spot at the FIRST Championship, to be held April 17 through 19 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.  Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design excellence, competitive play, sportsmanship and high-impact partnerships between schools, businesses and communities.

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All 17 experienced teams participated in the Deer Park Invitational. Copiague and Sewanhaka participated as pre-rookies.

The Award for the Invitational Winners went to the three team alliance of Team 871 from West Islip, Team 369 from Grady HS in Brooklyn, and Team 270from Deer Park.

The Award for the Invitational Finalists went to Team 555 from Montclair, NJ, Team 1751 from Comsewogue, and Team 271 from Bay Shore.

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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. is highlighting the importance of middle school and high school robotics programs with its support of theThird Annual Deer Park Invitational. The post season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Hauppauge High School’s Robotic Team Demonstrates Their Winning Design

Fred Breithut, Founder and Chairman of SBPLI, Inc.-LI First is pictured surrounded by student members of the Hauppauge High School Robotics Team, the Robotics Eagles, and taking a closer look at the team's robot.

Joining the students at the far right are (left to right) Rob Wankmuller, Hauppauge High School Science Department Chairperson; Mark McLeod, manager of the Cyberwarfare Integration Network at Northrop Grumman and mentor of the Eagles Team;...

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On March 30th and 31st, thousands of spectators gathered in Hempstead at Hofstra University's Arena to watch 41 teams of high school students compete at the SBPLI, Inc. Long Island Regional Robotics competition. The students' goal was to earn a spot at the FIRST USA Championship, to be held April 12th through 14th at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta GA. Twenty teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design excellence, competitive play, sportsmanship and high-impact...

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The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, announced that students from 40 high schools, including 34 local school districts, have been tasked with the challenge and excitement of designing and building an original robot culminating in the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Competition. The competition will be held March 30 and 31 at Hofstra...

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