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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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Award Winners at 14th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Matthew Abbondanza, a member of the Connetquot High School Robotics Team #3137, was announced as this year’s recipient of the Fred Breithut Scholarship of Farmingdale State College. The announcement was made during SBPLI’s Long Island Regional FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports Exhibition Complex on April 6.

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was...

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Award Winners at 14th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, New York City and Brazil participated in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) 14th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which took place April 5-6 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead. Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design excellence,...

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Since 2001, Festo Corporation has been providing financial and technical support to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s (SBPLI) Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC). Even when the economy faced its ups and downs, Festo has contributed well over $300,000 to support SBPLI in running this event and other FIRST robotics programs, as well as providing components for the kits of parts...

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High school students from Long Island, New York City and Brazil will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the 14th annual Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

On April 4-6, at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports...

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SBPLI, Farmingdale State College Host Fred Breithut Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast

Following eight weeks of research and design and two days of participation in the Qualifying Tournaments, 40 teams from elementary and middle schools across Long Island demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play and sportsmanship at the 9th Annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Tournament, “SENIOR SOLUTIONSSM Challenge,” that took place on March 3 at Longwood High School...

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March is Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. 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...

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On Sunday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 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 High...

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