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The 2016 season of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) will kick off on January 9, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Over 40 Long Island teams made up of high school students will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition. The event will be held at the Jacob Javits Lecture...

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(SBPLI), in conjunction with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), proudly recognizes former FIRST team 358 member Andrew Opacke as the 2015 winner of SBPLI’s Fred Breithut Scholarship.  Awarded annually to a recent high school graduate and SBPLI FIRST team member entering Farmingdale State College the SBPLI Fred Breithut Scholarship is provided for a maximum of four years, in the amount of $1,000 per semester.

Mr. Opacke joined...

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On March 1, one thousand students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship at Longwood High School.

 

After eight weeks of research and design and four qualifying tournaments, 40 teams of children demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community...

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(SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 16th annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, New York. The event was held March 26-28.

More than 2,000 students of 51 high schools from Long Island, the metropolitan New York area, upstate New York, Canada, Israel and Brazil participated in the competition. Teams received...

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Half Hollow Hills High School East was abuzz with excitement as FIRST® Technology Challenge (FTC) representative Sam Alexander unveiled this year’s theme, FIRST RES-Q, to a crowd of high school students and their parents and coaches. As part of the kickoff event, Alexander showed a game reveal video detailing the objectives of the upcoming 2016 Challenge.  

This annual competition, organized by the FTC robotics program, puts each team’s robot in a (sometimes...

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For two days, hundreds of students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s Junior FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (Jr. FLL) Expos. The event was held on February 28 at Mineola High School and March 1 at Longwood High School.

During the two Expo days, children ages 6-9 from 63 teams across Long Island presented their projects for this year’s challenge, THINK TANKSM, which...

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(SBPLI) has announced that two Long Island Junior FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (Jr. FLL) teams received awards at the Jr. FLL World Festival Expo, which took place on April 22-25 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Team #21 “BRAINSTORMERS” in Bayport received the Explosive Ideas Award. This award goes to a team which has explosive ideas, an eye-catching Show-Me poster and explosive team energy. The “BRAINSTORMERS...

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In order to keep up with a record number of teams this year, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held four FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments: two at Central Islip High School on January 24-25 and two on January 31 at Mineola High School.

One hundred twenty-two teams participated in this year’s Challenge, WORLD CLASSSM. Children in elementary and middle school worked on ways to improve the...

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On March 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in conjunction with Longwood Central School District, kicked off the 10th Annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship Tournament. Over 40 teams participated in the event and 17 awards were given to various teams.

This year’s challenge was NATURE’S FURYSM. Elementary and middle school-aged children researched and presented their own creative...

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On March 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in conjunction with Longwood Central School District, kicked off the sixth Annual Long Island Jr. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Expo. Approximately 44 Jr. FLL teams participated in the tournament and all received recognition.

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) alumni and former Student Ambassador Justin Greene was recently recognized as one of Long Island’s “30 Under 30” by The Huntington Chamber of Commerce. A previous member of SBPLI’s Half Hollow Hills FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is inviting prospective sponsors and parents of robotics team members, as well as community groups and school personnel, to its FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Info Night. The event will take place Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, located at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, New York. 

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces that the Seaford FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Team #92 (the “Sea Lions”) is hosting an environmental cleanup at the Francis T. Purcell Preserve in Hempstead, New York on Saturday, August 8 at 8 a.m.

The primary habitat for many native plants and animals, this Hempstead plains area once occupied...

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(Kings Park, NY) — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that two Long Island high school FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics teams won awards at the FIRST Championship, which was held on April 22-25 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Bridgehampton High School FIRST Team #5659 “Team Supreme” was one of the four Subdivision Finalists in the Carson Subdivision. Bridgehampton was the Highest Rookie...

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A members of North Shore High School FIRST Team # 3950 "RoboGym" preparing their robots during “RECYCLE RUSHsm” at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s 16th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on March 28 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports &...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in conjunction with FIRST®(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is pleased to present the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) on March 27 and 28 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on both days, with opening ceremonies.

Families and supporters from all across...

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(Kings Park, NY)— On March 1, one thousand students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship at Longwood High School.

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New York City FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), along with School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), presented the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments on January 18 at Hewlett High School and January 31 at Syosset High School. Forty-nine teams from Long Island, the...

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With a record 135 teams and over 2,000 students participating this year, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that another round has been added to its FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments.

The three-day tournament will take place on January 24-25 at Central Islip High School, which is located at 85 Wheeler Road in Central Islip and...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in cooperation with NYCFIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will be hosting aFIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament on January 31, 2015 at Syosset High School, located at 70 South Woods Road in Syosset.

As part of the FTC program, there will be almost 45,000 students from around the globe who will learn valuable science, technology, engineering, and...

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