What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island
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
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...More Info
Leading publication focused on the benefits of STEM programming and the challenges faced with fundraising for this sector.
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,...More Info
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...More Info
The schedule for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition has been announced:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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...
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,...More Info