What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island

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,...

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The team from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School was honored with a special award from the Port Jefferson Board of Education. 

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(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 ...

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(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...

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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...

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Organization Announces Award Competition Winners; Sachem, Southold and William Floyd High School Teams Earn Eligibility to Advance to Championship

(Kings Park, New York) — Thousands of contestants, mentors, sponsors and fans converged on Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on April 1 and 2, 2016 for the 17th annual SBPLI (School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.) Long Island...

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Reporters stopped by the FRC at Hofstra on Friday, April 1, 2016 to share a glimpse of the high-energy event

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SBPLI FLL Championship 2016

Longwood High School was once again home to the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Long Island Championship Tournament, which took place at the school on Sunday, February 28. The event challenged 400 Long Island middle school children to demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play,...

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Dr. Yacov Shamash, Stony Brook University Vice President for Economic Development, was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI). Dr. Shamash replaces Hans Zobel, who has stepped down from the post but will remain with the organization as a member of the board. George L. Duffy III, Kristin O’Rourke and Bertram Dittmar have also...

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The schedule for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition has been announced:


Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6:00 PM-8:00PM
5 Team Reps to Load In and Set Up Pits

Thursday, March 31, 2016
5 Team Reps to Load In

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for...

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Weeks of research and design will culminate in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Long Island Championship Tournament on Sunday, February 28. Sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), this event will take place at Longwood High School, where 400 Long Island middle school children will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork,...

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[From left to right] Valerie Cartwright, Kara Hahn and Rob Trotta attended the grand opening of the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook [...] 

Rocky Point Middle School's robotics team recently competed at the FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament and took home top prizes. Going against 34 teams, the two Rocky Point teams showcased their original [...]

The crowd erupted in a roar as a large group of supporters could not contain their excitement at the announcement that John F. Kennedy Middle School's Robotic Raccoons would advance to the finals. It was an exciting afternoon as team members also received the judges award for [...]

Rocky Point High School's Quantum Chaos Robotics team recently finished in second-place at the Fresh Meadows West Qualifier Competiton. The team was also awarded the "Judges" award trophy doe to their effort, performance and dynamics [...]