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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

Chris Pinkenberg, the coach of the Rocky Point FLL team “Gear Headz,” was named 2015 Person of the Year by Times Beacon Record (TBR) Newspapers. TBR reporter Rachel Silford writes:

Chris Pinkenburg has been trying to get Rocky Point students more interested in math and science. So he created his own robotics club called GearHeadz to do so. Because of this, he has been named a 2015 Times Beacon Record Newspapers Person of the Year.

Pinkenburg, a physicist...

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On March 1, one thousand students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship at Longwood High School.

 

After eight weeks of research and design and four qualifying tournaments, 40 teams of children demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community...

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In order to keep up with a record number of teams this year, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held four FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments: two at Central Islip High School on January 24-25 and two on January 31 at Mineola High School.

One hundred twenty-two teams participated in this year’s Challenge, WORLD CLASSSM. Children in elementary and middle school worked on ways to improve the...

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On March 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in conjunction with Longwood Central School District, kicked off the 10th Annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship Tournament. Over 40 teams participated in the event and 17 awards were given to various teams.

This year’s challenge was NATURE’S FURYSM. Elementary and middle school-aged children researched and presented their own creative...

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(Kings Park, NY)— On March 1, one thousand students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship at Longwood High School.

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With a record 135 teams and over 2,000 students participating this year, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that another round has been added to its FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments.

The three-day tournament will take place on January 24-25 at Central Islip High School, which is located at 85 Wheeler Road in Central Islip and...

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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 High School, located at 100...

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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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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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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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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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Winners Announced at FLL Qualifying Tournaments

Approximately 85 teams participated in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifying tournaments on February 2-3 at Central Islip Senior High School, as they took part in this season’s Senior Solutions® Challenge during those two days. The tournament was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Public Schools.

In the Senior Solutions® Challenge, teams built, tested, and programmed an autonomous...

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Approximately 85 elementary and middle school robotics teams will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments on February 2-3. The event is being sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Union Free School District. The tournaments will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days at Central Islip Senior High School, located at 85 Wheeler Road in...

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Thirty-Eight Teams Take Part in FIRST LEGO League Practice Round to Prepare For Upcoming Tournament

On Saturday, December 1, thirty-eight FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) teams participated in a practice tournament at Roosevelt Hall in Farmingdale State College. The event was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. The practice tournament allowed students to prepare for the upcoming FLL Qualifying Tournaments, which are scheduled to be held in late January or early February at a site to be...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that, of the 11 robotics teams from Long Island attending the competitions, four received awards at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, and another at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival, both of which were held April 16-18 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the FRC, Team 263 (Sachem Central...

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