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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that FIRST (for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has transitioned to three new divisions in FIRST LEGO League: Discover (pre-K to first grade), Explore (grades 2-4) and Challenge (grades 4-8).

Discover, for children ages 4 to 6, is a playful introductory STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that ignites their natural...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that the organization will host a virtual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Info Night via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
 
Participants will learn how to start teams, network with others who would like to do the same, learn about resources available to assist them and learn about the upcoming season and how it might work. Please note that SBPLI...

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Members of Team #45779 “OLOP’s Fury Fighters” of Bayport and Team #16174 “Meteorites” of Hicksville

Middle Island, New York [March 1, 2020] — After many weeks of research and design, 200 teams competed in seven Qualifiers for an opportunity to be one of 39 teams to participate in the Championship Tournament. More than 1,000 spectators cheered on approximately 400 contestants, ages 9 to16 (ages vary by country), at the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship at Longwood High School. Team #684 “STOBOR,” from Syosset, won the...

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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 February 29 at Mineola High School and March 1 at Longwood High School and presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. dba FIRST® Long Island.

During the two Expo days, children ages six to nine from teams across...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season — dubbed SKYSTONESM Presented by Qualcomm — will culminate with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament on March 7 at Syosset High School, located at 70 S. Woods Road in Syosset. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST Long Island, FIRST Tech Challenge...

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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 1. During the event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST Long Island, students ages nine to 14 will present their LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots to...

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Local students attended this year’s kickoff event for the 2020 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) also known as FIRST Long Island, and hosted by LIU Post. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on January 4 at the LIU Post Tilles Center for presentations and a simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire unveiling this year’s game. After the...

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SBPLI-FIRST Long Island’s Regional Kick-Off

LIU Post Tilles Center Hosted 47 Local FIRST Robotics Teams, Mentors and Advisors, and their Families, at the Annual Event

The Tilles Center at LIU Post was abuzz with anticipation on January 4 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together for the unveiling of the 2020 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition challenge, “INFINITE RECHARGESM”.

INFINITE RECHARGE is part of the...

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Creativity and science will come together at this season’s FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Qualifying Tournaments at the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Huntington High School, 188...
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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Long Island — has announced that Melissa A. Luff Loizides has joined its Board of Directors. She replaces Joe Sicinski, who retired from the board.
 
Ms. Loizides is a Senior Human Resources Executive at Zebra Technologies Corporation in Holtsville, New York, which sponsors SBPLI’s Long...

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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.
 
As one of many...

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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.

FIRST LEGO...

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Thank you to all teams who participated in both of our regional competitions!
Results will be posted later this week!   See Photos below: SBPLI Regional 1 Day 1 - March 26, 2019 SBPLI Regional  1 Day 2 - March 27, 2019 SBPLI Regional  2... More Info
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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