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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 [...]

Kings Park High School students attended this year's kickoff event for the 2016 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School Business Parternships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)and hosted by Stony Brook University. [...]

FiOS1: Mineola High School hosts FIRST Long Island Lego League Tournament
The competition challenged teams to invent a robot that would help solve the problems of pollution

Lego practice during recess? That's what happened when the Patchogue-Medford High Shool robotics team recognized a need in the elementary schools for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and acted on it [...]