“We have found that this competition truly works to inspire young people to pursue careers in the engineering field. The students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. We owe it to the communities in which we live, to help with this event.”
Former CEO, FESTO
Over 47 high school teams from the Long Island Regional FIRST competition competed at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York before thousands of spectators in an event combining the best of an athletic competition with engineering excellence.
The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. SBPLI, Inc. coordinates the Long Island Regional FIRST competiton and is charged with raising over $200,000 annually necessary to put on the robotics competition.
By joining us as a sponsor of the event, you will help us to ensure that our high school students, Long Island's future high-tech workforce, are better able to engage in the vital fields of science, technology and engineering. You will also be helping to secure Long Island's future as a leading technology region.
We urge you to join Long Island technology leaders in supporting this year's FIRST Robotics Competition.
For more information, contact us.
LONG ISLAND REGIONAL COMPETITION SPONSORS
Pictured are Joe Sicinski, SBPLI Board Member with Frank Otto, Group Executive Vice President of EDO Corporation.
Pictured are Fred Beithut, President of the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island with Robert Allen, President/CEO of Teachers Federal Credit Union.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
DeVry College of NY
Farmingdale State College
Ingerman Smith LLP
Schenck Trebel Corporation
Senator Owen Johnson
SUNY Stony Brook
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Long Island Fiber Exchange
Municipal Testing Labs
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union
North Atlantic Industries
South Oaks Hospital
Suffolk County Chapter of New York State
Society of Professional Engineers
Teachers Federal Credit Union
Pictured (left-right) are Joseph Sicinski, BDS Strategic Solutions; Dave Vandergoot, Center for Essential Management Services; Joani Madarash, President, accesslinx; Fred Breithut, President, School Business Partnerships of Long Island - LI FIRST; Steve Stern, Partner, Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern; Dr. James Ruck, Superintendent, Sachem School District; Kristy Golden, South Oaks Hospital; and William Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants.
Pictured (left-right) are Fred Breithut, President, School Business Partnerships of Long Island - LI FIRST; Janet Anderson, Director, L.I. FIRST; Ben Parris, Executive Director, Long Island Museum of Science and Technology; David Gabor, Partner, Gabor & Gabor; Dr. Mary Ellen Freeley, Malverne Superintendent of Schools; John Loonam, Executive Assistant Vice President of Engineering, Northrop Grumman; and Chris Early, President, Early Electronics.