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In cooperation with Dowling College, SBPLI will host its inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Summer Day Camp for children ages 9-18. The camp will be held from Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th on the Dowling campus in Oakdale at the beautiful Vanderbilt Summer House on the Connetquot River.

All instructors and assistants have...

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MSG Varsity

On May 12, MSG Varsity aired an all-new television special titled “Robotics,” which followed three local high school teams as they prepared to compete in the SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) sponsors this event as part of FIRST’s (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) nationwide high school robotics competition. Teams featured in the one-hour special were Team 329...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that nine FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) teams from Long Island will represent their region at the FIRST 2012 Championship and World Festival Expo that will take place April 26-28 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The FRC teams representing Long Island include Longwood High School Team #564 “Digital Impact...

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Award Winners at 13th Annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, Pennsylvania and Ohio participated in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.’s (SBPLI) 13th annual Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The event took place on March 30-31 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design...

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Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition to be Held March 29-31

On March 30-31, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. will present its 13th annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Fifty teams from Long Island, the metropolitan New York City area, Pennsylvania and Ohio will take part in this year’s competition, “Rebound RumbleSM.” In “...

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Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

High-school students from three states and Long Island- and metropolitan New York-area schools will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (www.usfirst.org). From March 29-31, at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack...

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Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Team

For the third year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s upcoming Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap.

Eight Long Island high school robotics teams — Connetquot, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Lindenhurst, Patchogue-Medford, Plainview-Old Bethpage,...

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At the kickoff for the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) at Stony Brook University’s Javits Center, Ginny Greco, FRC Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that two rookie teams will compete in the Long Island Regional FRC this year: North Shore High School Team #3950 and Central Islip High School Team #4006.

North Shore and Central Islip will...

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More than 800 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Javits Center at Stony Brook University on January 7 for a local kickoff of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) where they learned details of a new robotics game called “Rebound RumbleSM.”

Working with adult mentors, FRC teams must determine their strategies and use the next six weeks to build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s...

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The Wheatley School Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

The Wheatley School Robotics Team #2872 was named the winner of the musical theme contest at the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff, which took place January 7 at Stony Brook University's Javits Center. The theme, which was composed by team member Max Woods, will be used at SBPLI’s 2012 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC...

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LOGO MOTION Revealed at SBPLI's 2011 First Robotics Competition Regional Game Kickoff

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will kick off the 2012 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) on January 7, 2012, starting at 10:30 a.m. More than 40 Long Island teams will meet at Room 100 in the Jacob Javits Center at Stony Brook University to learn about the game.

The teams will receive this year’s game rules via NASA satellite transmission from FIRST...

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Eighth Annual Deer Park Invitational Showcases Teamwork, Problem Solving & Friendly Competition

Students from 19 participating high schools — including two pre-rookie teams — took part in the Eighth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a postseason robotics competition that was held at Deer Park High School on November 5. The event was sponsored by the School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the Deer Park Union Free School District. The daylong competition fostered goodwill amongst the...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that the Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team #329 “Raiders” has won the Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championships, which were held April 28-30 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Team Spirit Award celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 12th annual LI FIRST Regional Robotics Competition at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena) in Hempstead, New York. The event was held on March 25-26.

More than 1,200 students from 50 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania participated in the competition...

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Motorola Solution Foundation Donates $50,000 towards Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Program

On March 25, Tom Boehm, Software Engineer, Motorola Solutions, presented a check to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on behalf of Motorola Solutions Foundation in the amount of $50,000. The money went toward the cost of this year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which was held March 25-26 at Hofstra University.

Each year, it costs approximately $250,000 to provide the Long Island...

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Teens Construct Robots for the Chance to Become Championships at the Long Island FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), announced that more than 1,200 students from 50 high schools have been tasked with the exciting challenge of designing and building an original robot culminating in the FRC. The FRC will be held March 25-26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, at Hofstra’s David S. Mack Sports and...

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LOGO MOTION Revealed at SBPLI's 2011 First Robotics Competition Regional Game Kickoff

More than 500 teenagers from Long Island and metropolitan New York-area schools converged at the Javits Center at Stony Brook University for a local kickoff of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) where they learned details of a new robotics game called “LOGO MOTION™.”

“It’s not just about robots,” said FIRST founder Dean Kamen. “It’s about building self-confidence, respect and important relationships with people who invent new technologies to...

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Smithtown Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Corporation and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), announced that the Smithtown High School Robotics Team #810 was the winner of the musical theme contest. The theme, which was composed by team member Patrick Jaeger, will be used at SBPLI’s 2011 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which will take place March 24-26 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FIRST (For...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2011 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition (FRC) will kick off on January 8, 2011, starting at 10:00 a.m. More than 40 Long Island teams will meet at Room 100 in the Jacob Javits Center at Stony Brook University to learn about the game.

Teams will receive their instructions via NASA satellite transmission from FIRST...

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Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational Showcases Teamwork, Problem Solving & Friendly Competitio

On October 16, students from 17 participating high schools — including three pre-rookie teams — took part in the Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a postseason robotics competition sponsored by the School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the Deer Park Union Free School District. The daylong competition fostered goodwill amongst the students, working together as they solved intricate...

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