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The winning alliance of (left to right) Sachem High School Team #263 “Sachem Aftershock,” Westhampton Beach High School Team #3171 “Hurricanes” and Hicksville High School Team #1468 “J-Birds” is joined by event referees.

On November 2, teachers, principals, administrators and community members from Long Island school districts came out to Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills to watch the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).
 
Now in its eighth year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has become a staple...

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On Saturday, November 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Long Island — in cooperation with the Half Hollow Hills School District, will present the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Road in Dix Hills. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the games will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.
 
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Zebra Technologies, a sponsor and partner of FIRST Long Island, has been working with FIRST in the United States for over 20 years now. Its sponsorship of the FIRST Robotics Competitions has worked so well for its U.S. employees because FIRST’s volunteerism structure offers something for everyone.
Now Zebra has decided to broaden its support of FIRST Robotics on a global basis, starting with a project in Taiwan.
To read more about Zebra’s approach to Corporate Social...

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SBPLI 2

On March 30, FIRST Long Island concluded its weeklong SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which was held March 26-27 and March 29-30 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Between both events, 85 teams from Long Island, the metropolitan New York area, upstate New York, New Jersey, Texas, China, Chinese Taipei, Norway and Turkey competed. The event culminated with...

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SBPLI 1

On March 26, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) kicked off its weeklong Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions, which were held March 26-27 and March 29-30 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Between both events, eighty-five teams from Long Island, the metropolitan New York area, upstate New York, New Jersey, Texas, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Norway and Turkey...

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Volunteers of the Year

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), also known as FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, presented Frank Langro and Jeff Stern each with the “Volunteer of the Year” Award during the 2019 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. A fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SBPLI relies on the dedication and support of its members year-round. As such,...

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FIRST LEGO League

(Middle Island, NY) — Longwood High School was once again home to the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Long Island Championship Tournament, which took place on March 3. The event challenged Long Island middle school students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community.

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FIRST LEGO League Jr.

(Middle Island, NY) — For two days, hundreds of students, parents and volunteers convened for learning, technology and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Jr. Expos. The events were held on March 2 at Mineola High School and March 3 at Longwood High School.

During the two Expo days, children ages six to nine from teams across Long Island presented their projects for this year’s challenge, MISSION MOONSM, in which...

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FIRST Tech Challenge

Three Long Island teams are advancing to the FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship in Detroit Michigan after competing in a series of local tournaments, including the Long Island Championship that was held at Syosset High School on Saturday, March 9. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the SBPLI Long Island Championship featured 24 teams vying for the opportunity to compete for a chance...

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FIRST Robotics Competition

Area students are charged up for the 20th annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, which will be held in a double-header style, with tournaments March 26 to 27 and March 29 to 30. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST Long Island — and Zebra Technologies, at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, these back-to-back...

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FIRST Tech Challenge

The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST ROVER RUCKUSSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will culminate with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament on March 9 at Syosset High School. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST Tech Challenge inspires students ages 12 to 18 to pursue an interest in science,...

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FLL Championship

Event to Take Place at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 3 Following a series of qualifiers, 39 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League teams from Nassau and Suffolk Counties are set to compete at the Long Island Championship at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 3. During the event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), students ages nine to 14 will present...

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Robert and Amanda Stephenson

What did you do after becoming a FIRST® Alum?
After becoming FIRST alumni, Robert and Amanda both attended (FIRST Scholarship Provider) Stevens Institute of Technology for undergrad. While Robert majored in electrical engineering, Amanda majored in mechanical engineering. They met officially in their sophomore year of college, when Amanda recognized Robert’s FIRST team shirt on campus. The two are now married and have stayed heavily involved with...

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FLL JR Expos Photo

Each year, FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Jr. presents a new and exciting challenge aimed at igniting children’s creativity. For 2018-2019, that theme is MISSION MOONSM, which challenges students to think about space in ways they never have before.

Over the past few months, Long Island elementary school students, ages six to 10 years old, have identified problems that may arise for humans attempting to live on the moon. Just...

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In 2019, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), also known as FIRST Long Island, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is targeted to students grades 9 to 12 and combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict...

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FRC Kick Off

LIU Post Tilles Center Hosted More than 40 Local FIRST Robotics Teams, Mentors and Advisors, and their Families, at the Annual Event

[Brookville, New York] — The Tilles Center at LIU Post was abuzz with anticipation on January 5 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together for the unveiling of the 2019 FIRST® (For the Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition challenge, “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACESM” Presented by...

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FLL Qualifiers Photo

Students from across Long Island are set to blast off into a series of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting January 26, 2019. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the challenge set forth...

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FIRST Tech Qualifier Release Photo

The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST ROVER RUCKUS (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 6, 2019 with a Qualifying Tournament at LuHi. Four additional events will be hosted at Nassau Community College and Sewanhaka High School in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI),...

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Cradle of Aviation Event

(Garden City, NY) — Over 500 FIRST® Long Island participants, their coaches, and families participated in the FIRST® LAUNCH: 2019 + ALL SYSTEMS GO! held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on November 2. Robotics teams were on hand to showcase their work, promote applications for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and prepare for this year’s upcoming FIRST Challenges.

During their time at the Museum, participants were launched into this...

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FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off

The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kick off at the Tilles Center at LIU Post, located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY on Saturday, January 5 at 8:45 a.m. FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the upcoming season’s robotics competition.

Knowing only that this year’s theme is DESTINATION: DEEP SPACESM, the local FIRST...

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