What's Happening at SBPLI

Lucy Tarantino, (left), and Will Recce (right).
The Plainedge High School Robotics Team #527 was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest. The song, titled “Ignition,” will be used at SBPLI’s 2014 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which will take place March 27-29 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FRC kickoff event at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Lecture Center on January 4. There were 17 entries submitted by 12 different... More Info
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament will be held on Sunday, January 19 at Hewlett High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school is located on 60 Everit Avenue in Hewlett. This year’s challenge is “FTC® BLOCK PARTY!SM”, in which robots must place plastic blocks onto pendulum goals. Students will program their robots to operate in both... More Info
Winners Announced at 3rd Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational

On November 15, twenty-two teams — including two pre-rookie teams — took part in the 3rd Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational at Half Hollow Hills High School West. The event was presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and the Half Hollow Hills School District.

 

High school students used the same robots they built for the 2014 Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The robots...

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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is highlighting the importance of middle school and high school robotics programs with its support of the Half Hollow Hills Invitational. The postseason robotics competition will be held in the gymnasium at Half Hollow Hills High School West, located at 375 Wolf Hill Road on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....

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Jeff and Stephanie Stern Honored At 5th Annual SBPLI Golf Outing

On October 6, one hundred and twenty-five people, including seventy-seven golfers, joined School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) as it held its 5th Annual SBPLI Golf Outing at Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club in Smithtown. Golfers enjoyed a day of golfing, BBQ lunch, a reception, and dinner. The proceeds from the event benefitted SBPLI’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs.

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SBPLI Receives $10,000 Donation from SCOPE Education Services

SCOPE Educational Services Executive Director George Duffy presented a donation in the amount of $10,000 to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) during the 5th Annual SBPLI Golf Outing, which was held on October 6 at Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown. The money will be used to support SBPLI and its FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs.

 

SCOPE is a non-profit, private organization that was founded in 1964...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Supports 5th Annual Golf Outing

In support of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), Bob and Josie Budah of Park Shore Country Day Camp presented SBPLI with a check in the amount of $5,000 for its sponsorship of the 5th Annual SBPLI Golf Outing, which took place on October 6 at Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown.

 

Park Shore Country Day Camp has been owned and operated by the Budah family since 1959. The camp is dedicated to providing quality skill development programs, modern...

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SBPLI Welcomes New Board Members

Ray Donnelly, Carl Meshenberg and Jeffrey Stern have joined School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) as its new board members.

Mr. Donnelly is a seasoned executive in international business with experience in over 20 countries throughout Europe and South America. He has also served as an official in local government, economic development and not-for-profit positions on Long Island. He brings to SBPLI a wealth of expertise that he...

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Science Academy at Park Shore. The programs are designed to inspire Long Island students to become interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The camp is located at 450 Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. The phone number to the camp is (631) 499-8580 and their website iswww.parkshoredaycamp.com.

The Robotics Science Academy...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that John Motchkavitz, a team leader for the Great Neck South High School FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team #2638 “Rebels,” has been nominated for the Top Teacher Search Contest on the WABC-TV show LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. After a long weekend of voting, Mr. Motchkavitz was named one of the five...

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SBPLI Announces Award Winners At 15th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 15th 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 (Arena) in Hempstead, New York. The event was held March 27-29.

More than 2,000 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, and Brazil...

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After six weeks of developing, building, and programming their robots, high school students from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, and Brazil will have the opportunity to compete in the 15th Annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org), presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). 

The competition will...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Raises Funds for Its Fred Breithut Scholarship At Annual Breakfast

On February 26, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), along with Farmingdale State College, presented its annual Fred Breithut Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser at the college's Campus Center. The admission suggested a donation of $30 that went towards the scholarship, which was awarded to Adam Lopez, Farmingdale State College Freshman, and a graduate of Longwood High School. 

At the event, guests enjoyed breakfast while listening to speakers, such as Joani...

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SBPLI Announces Award Winners of FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament at Syosset High School

On March 1, 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 Tournament at Syosset High School. Twenty-two teams from Long Island, the metropolitan New York area and Connecticut took part in the daylong competition. 

The FTC is a program through FIRST, which is an...

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On February 26, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was presented with a check for the amount of $1,000 from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to support the organization's many educational programs, such as the upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to be held at Hofstra University March 27-29th. 

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society. It is dedicated to...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is announcing that March is Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month and is urging girls to get involved in robotics as a way to become interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month was created by the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Network, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in STEM....

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On Sunday, March 2, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., eight 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, where 42 teams of children and coaches will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. The Championship Tournament will take place at Longwood...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. is encouraging high school seniors who have participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs to apply for its Fred Breithut Scholarship. This special scholarship will assist an incoming student at Farmingdale State College throughout four years of college with $1,000 per semester (maximum eight semesters).

Applicants must meet the following...

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Winners Announced At FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament

Alliance team members graciously "high-five" one another after a job well-done following one of the initial matches at the FTC Qualifying Tournament at Hewlett High School on January 19.

On January 19, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and New York City FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) presented theFIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament at Hewlett...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will present the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments on February 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Islip Senior High School, which is located at 85 Wheeler Road in Central Islip. The tournaments are being hosted by the Central Islip Union Free School District Board of Education and Craig G. Carr,...

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