What's Happening at SBPLI
Following the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Kick Off Event that was held at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, the FIRST Long Island build season is officially underway. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the event hosted students, mentors and parents from 48 FIRST Long Island teams, who gathered in anticipation of...More Info
Lynbrook High School was home to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s official FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament, which took place on Sunday, January 8. During this, the first of three, qualifying event, 27 Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, used their problem-solving skills, creative thinking and...More Info
Imagination and science will come together this month as FIRST® LEGO® League teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community during a series of five Qualifying Tournaments.
The theme of this year’s challenge is ANIMAL ALLIESSM, which requires the students to identify and solve real-world problems regarding the...More Info
Creativity and science will come together beginning in January as FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, along with their mentors, will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community.
More than 46,000 students in almost 20 countries will program robots to compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a...More Info
The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics season will kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. During the event, 48 FIRST Long Island teams will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition.
Knowing only that this year’s theme is FIRST STEAMWORKSSM, the local FIRST teams, and the more than 2,000...More Info
Creativity and science came together at last weekend's FIRST® Tech Challenge Scrimmage at Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi). Teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, worked alongside adult mentors to design, build, program and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format on a 12-foot by 12-foot field.
FIRST Tech Challenge is an international program featuring hundreds of tournaments for more than 46,000 students in nearly 20...More Info
Now in its fifth year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has become a staple of the local FIRST Robotics Competition season. The event, which this year was held on Saturday, November 19 at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, New York, with support from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), is a way for teams to face off...More Info
FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. have added more teams and more events this year. Now, the programs need more volunteers to make this happen!
Join them for a Volunteer Recruitment & Information Session on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ronkonkoma Middle School 501 Peconic Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Learn where & how to register as a volunteer. Find out what roles volunteers perform. View a practice tournament....More Info
Hauppauge, New York — The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Robotics programs have continually seen growth each year. As such, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) increasingly requires assistance with the organization and execution of events and related program development associated with its Annual FIRST Robotics Competition. In support of this effort, FESTO Corporation, a...More Info
Troy Douglas, age 28, was recently honored at the Long Island Business News’ 2016 Millennial Awards for his early-career leadership and professional achievements. He attributes his success in part to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), an educational organization that fostered his interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields via its competitive FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...More Info
[Kings Park, New York] — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) has officially been appointed as a FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner. Effective immediately, SBPLI will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the program in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The inaugural event will be the official FIRST Tech Challenge Kick Off at Half Hollow Hills High School East on Saturday, September 10 at noon. During...More Info
All are welcome to attend the SBPLI FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Info Night on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Parents, teachers, mentors, administrators and community organization leaders are encouraged to attend this informational event, taking place at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, located at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, New York.
Representatives from SBPLI will be available to explain the full progression of FIRST...More Info
"In an effort to continually strengthen the community-school connection, the robotics team from Smithtown Central School District visited the Family Service League homeless shelter in Brentwood in April."
SBPLI is proud to announce that members of the organization’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #810, “The Mechanical Bulls” from Smithtown High School, have created a FIRST STRONGHOLD™-themed LEGO™ set. Team members Matthew Quigley and Emily McDermott, each from Smithtown, New York, submitted the set to the LEGO company for consideration of turning it into a commercially-available product.
The set,...More Info
The team from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School was honored with a special award from the Port Jefferson Board of Education.
(SBPLI) was among those honored at the Fourth Annual Imagine Awards, founded and presented by Cerini & Associates and presented to the region’s top non-profits, on Tuesday, May 3 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. SBPLI was the winner of the Empire National Bank Innovation Award for the organization’s innovative approaches to meet its mission and dedication to offering hands-on ...More Info
(Kings Park, New York) — Members and supporters of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) are getting ready to swing the irons at the Sixth Annual SBPLI Golf Outing, presented by SCOPE Education Services, on Monday, June 27. This year’s event, which benefits FIRST® (For Inspiration and...More Info
Game of Drones in Bethpage?
AC4ISR Aids ‘Robo Warriors’ in FIRST Robotics Quest
April 22, 2016
By Janis Lamar
The assembled ‘robo-warriors’ had spent the day tackling moats and drawbridges, catapulting boulders and storming castle walls. Battles now concluded, some 2,000 high school students representing 51 teams – at times friends and foes – their families and faculty gathered at Hofstra University in...More Info