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Students learn the rules of the new game, "Aerial AssistSM" at the FIRST Robotics season kickoff, held at Stony Brook University's Jacob Javits Lecture Center on January 4

More than 800 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University on January 4 for a local kickoff of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) where they learned details of the 2014 robotics game called "Aerial AssistSM." 

"The students who participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition are not only building...

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Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants, Inc. and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that 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...

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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...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) recently announced that its 2014 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) will kick off on January 4, 2014, starting at 9:30 a.m. (Doors open for registration at 8:45 a.m.). More than 40 Long Island teams will meet at Stony Brook University to learn about the game for the upcoming year.

Along with over 2,000 teams...

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Competition Showcases Benefits of Robotics Programs on Students, Community

On November 16, high school robotics teams met at Half Hollow Hills High School West for the Half Hollow Hills Invitational, a post-season robotics competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

The competition was designed to showcase the benefits of robotics programs on students, schools and their communities. Residents, teachers and administrators from the Half Hollow Hills School District and other Long Island school...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. will be preparing children for the "NATURE'S FURYSM" Challenge at the FIRST LEGO League practice tournament on December 7 at Ronkonkoma Middle School.

In "NATURE'S FURYSM", children 9-14 years old will research and present their own creative solutions to one of the largest international issues: natural disasters, which have affected nearly three billion people, globally. Children (up to 10...

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On October 9, High-school students, including members of the FIRST Robotics Team 3624, had the opportunity to meet “The Incredible Bionic Man” at the Half Hollow Hills High School East Auditorium. The event was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. in conjunction with and the Smithsonian Channel.

At the event, students watched a demonstration of the Bionic Man and participated in a question-and-answer session with NYS...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that The Minstrel Players, Northport’s oldest theatre group, will take part in the “Community Give Back” program during the 2013-2014 season.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for senior citizens and children. For every ticket sold, The Minstrel Players will deduct $5.00 from the original ticket price and donate $5.00 back to SBPLI to fund its annual FIRST (For Inspiration...

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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 post-season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Half Hollow Hills High School West, 375 Wolf Hill Road on Saturday, November 16 from 9:...

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John W. Engeman Theater Supports SBPLI during Its 2013-2014 Season

Once again, the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport will be taking part in the "Community Give Back" Program for the 2013-2014 season. For every ticket sold using the code SBPLI, the theater will take $5.00 off the regularly priced ticket and donate $5.00 to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

The 2013-2014 schedule includes the following shows and dates:

Nunsense – now until September 8
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12 Angry Men

Once again, the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport will be taking part in the "Community Give Back" Program. For every ticket sold using the code SBPLI, the theater will take $5.00 off the regularly priced ticket and donate $5.00 to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. 

The promotion will apply to the theater's production ofTwelve Angry Men, which runs from September 19 through November 3. 

SBPLI is a nonprofit organization that links high schools and businesses...

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Mark Lesko

The 4th Annual SBPLI Golf Outing benefiting the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs will take place on October 2 at Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club, located at 2000 Raynors Way in Smithtown. This year’s honoree will be Mark Lesko, former Brookhaven Town supervisor and current executive director of Accelerate Long Island.

In his current role with Accelerate Long Island, Mr...

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Campers Demonstrate Their Robot Performance Skills For Family Members at SBPLI’s FIRST Robotics Summer Day Camp

On July 26, campers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp demonstrated their robot performance skills for family members at Dowling College in Oakdale, which hosted the camp for the second year in a row.

Over a five-day period, students learned how to build, operate, and program a robot to perform certain tasks. That knowledge was put to...

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Registration for FIRST Robotics summer day camp at Dowling College now open

On July 26, campers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp demonstrated their robot performance skills for family members at Dowling College in Oakdale, which hosted the camp for the second year in a row.

Over a five-day period, students learned how to build, operate, and program a robot to perform certain tasks. That knowledge was put to...

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On July 2, several members of the Oceanside and Cold Spring Harbor High School robotics teams received a tour of FESTO’s facility in Hauppauge. The two teams were chosen as winners of FESTO’s Facebook photo contest, in which they posted photos of team members and the robot they used in this year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The teams’ photos received the most “likes,” earning them a visit to FESTO....

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Registration for FIRST Robotics Summer Day Camp at Dowling College Day Camp

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that registration is now open for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp, which is being held in cooperation with Dowling College for the second year in a row. The camp will run from July 22 to July 26 at Dowling College, located at 150 Idle Hour Boulevard in Oakdale. This summer camp is designed for children ages 9-18 and is meant to inspire Long...

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Bertram Dittmar has joined School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) as a member of its board.

Mr. Dittmar is the President/CEO of Schenck Corporation in Deer Park, New York. He previously served as the company’s Director of Operations and Services.

In 2007, he was appointed to Farmingdale State College’s Applied Mathematics Department Advisory Committee. He was later appointed to its Mechanical and...

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Bayport "Lionbots" Take Second Place

(Kings Park, New York) — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. has announced that FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Team #3643, The “Lion Bots” of Bayport, received second place for the Research Award at the North American Open Championship Tournament, which took place from May 17-19 at LEGOLAND® in Carlsbad, California.

This year’s challenge...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is presenting “A Night at the Theater” on June 7 at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport featuring the stage presentation of “South Pacific.” Showtime is at 8 p.m.

As part of the "Community Give Back" program, the John W. Engeman Theater is proud to offer members and supporters of SBPLI $5.00 off the regular ticket price. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the box office directly at (631...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s (SBPLI) and Festo Corporation have announced that voting is now open for the Festo Facebook photo contest. The photos were submitted between April 5 and April 15 by high school students who registered for this year’s Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC).

Contestants were required to submit a photo of their robot that was...

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