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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. The 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 Sixth Annual Deer Park Invitational. The postseason robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Fred Breithut Scholarship Winners Announced at SBPLI's Robots and Roses Reception

On June 17, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island held its inaugural Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens. It was announced at the event that Robert Drenckhahn of Lindenhurst High School and Julia Stanwycks of Walt Whitman High School were named recipients of the Fred Breithut Scholarship.

Mr. Drenckhahn was a member of the Lindenhurst High School robotics team, the “...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island will be hosting the Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 17 at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens, starting at 5 p.m.

Robots & Roses is a fundraising event with proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund, which is named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder and President who passed away on April 26.

The Fred Breithut...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced that, of the seven robotics teams from Long Island attending the competition, four received awards at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, which was held April 15-17 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the FRC, Team 263 (Sachem Central School District) “Sachem Aftershock,” and Team 271 (Bay Shore High...

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Seven Long Island Teams Head to Atlanta for FIRST 2010 Championship

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) has announced that seven teams from Long Island have chosen to represent their region at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 2010 Championship that will take place April 15-17 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. They will join more than 300 teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Israel in this competition.

The teams representing Long Island include...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 11th 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 26-27.

More than 1,200 students from 48 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland participated in the...

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Gershow Recycling Donates $5,000 in Support of Patchogue Medford High School Robotics Team and LI Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

In support of the Patchogue-Medford community, Gershow Recycling came to Patchogue-Medford High School on February 3 to donate $2,500 each to the Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). The money went to defray the cost of the Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team constructing and transporting the 130-pound robot to the Long Island FIRST (For...

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"BREAKAWAY" Revealed at SBPLI's 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Game Kickoff

STONY BROOK, New York, January 9, 2010 - More than 500 teens from Long Island and Metro 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 "BREAKAWAY."

"FIRST is about giving kids the opportunity...

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Plainedge Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

William Recce, Principal, School Construction Corporation and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), announced that Plainedge High Robotics Team #527 won the musical theme contest. The team's song, titled "The Power of Five," was chosen as the musical theme for SBPLI's 2010 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which will take place March 25-27 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FIRST (For Inspiration and...

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Connetquot High School, Comsewogue High School, Plainedge High School, Bethpage High School, and Aviation High School in Long Island City began the season with a strong presence at this year's Kickoff for 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition. They gathered with more than 30 participating Long Island high schools on Saturday January 9 at Stony Brook University for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the presentation, each team received a kit of parts to help them build...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2009 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will kick off on January 9, 2010, starting at 9:30 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.

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

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Fifth Annual Deer Park Invintational

On October 17, students from 18 participating high schools took part in the Fifth 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 problems and engaged in friendly...

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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. The 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 Fifth Annual Deer Park Invitational. The post-season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announced its award winners at the 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 27-28.

More than 1,100 students from 47 high schools from Long Island, the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey and Ohio participated in the competition. Teams received honors and recognition...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) announces the 2009 season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will kick off on January 3, 2009. Forty Long Island teams will meet at Room 100 in the Jacob Javits Center at Stony Brook University to learn about the game.

The students will receive their instructions via satellite transmission from FIRST headquarters in New Hampshire....

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Students from more than 20 participating Long Island high schools took part in the Fourth Annual Deer Park Invitational, a preseason 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 problems and engaged in...

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The School - Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is proud to announce that six Long Island high school students from the 2007-2008 LI-First Robotics competition have been awarded scholarships, valued at $223,000, from accredited institutions in the field of technology.

The six students, Wayne Young, Comsewogue; Hector Flores, Great Neck South;Nicholas Joniak, West Babylon; ...

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Hofstra University's Arena to watch 46 teams of high school students compete at the SBPLI, Inc. Long Island Regional Robotics competition. The students’ goal was to earn a spot at the FIRST Championship, to be held April 17 through 19 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.  Teams received honors and recognition that rewarded design excellence, competitive play, sportsmanship and high-impact partnerships between schools, businesses and communities.

"All...

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With school districts managing rising costs and tighter budgets, important programs face cuts or elimination. The School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. is highlighting the importance of middle school and high school robotics programs with its support of theThird Annual Deer Park Invitational. The post season robotics competition is to be held in the gymnasium at Deer Park High School on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Hauppauge High School’s Robotic Team Demonstrates Their Winning Design

Fred Breithut, Founder and Chairman of SBPLI, Inc.-LI First is pictured surrounded by student members of the Hauppauge High School Robotics Team, the Robotics Eagles, and taking a closer look at the team's robot.

Joining the students at the far right are (left to right) Rob Wankmuller, Hauppauge High School Science Department Chairperson; Mark McLeod, manager of the Cyberwarfare Integration Network at Northrop Grumman and mentor of the Eagles Team;...

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