What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island

[HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK] — On October 29, twenty-one teams from Long Island competed in the Tenth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills. The Invitational was presented by the Half Hollow Hills School District, with support from FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island.

This year’s winning alliance consisted of the following teams: Team #263 “Sachem...

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Team #39029 “TriTech” from Dix Hills

FIRST® LEGO® League announced the 20 finalist teams advancing to the 2022 FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award presented by Qualcomm Incorporated. Team #39029 “TriTech” from Dix Hills was selected from tens of thousands of teams in more than 110 countries for their outstanding Innovation Project. Their solution...

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Contestants ages 9 to 14 took part in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Long Island Tournament, which was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and held remotely on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team #23785 “Meteorites Squared” from Hicksville won the Champion’s Award. The top teams won by embodying the program’s Core Values of teamwork and mutual respect while achieving excellence and innovation in both a robot game and innovative project....

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Contestants ages 12 to 18 took part in the annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Long Island Championship, which was held on March 12 at Syosset High School. It was the first live event in two years.
 
The top-ranked teams, in order, were Team #3540 “RoboBoogie” from Hewlett, Team #4017 “RoboPandas” from Floral Park and Team #9421 “Hydroflouric Robotics” from Greenlawn. The top teams won by embodying the program’s core...

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Contestants ages 6 to 10 took part in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Explore Festival, which was held remotely on March 13th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was CARGO CONNECT, in which teams researched how cargo is transported to and from their community and around the world. The teams embodied the program’s Core Values of teamwork and showed great innovation in their LEGO models and Show Me...

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Blue Alliance robots from Team #1796 “RoboTigers” from Queens Technical High School and Team #1496 “Hicksville J-Birds” from Hicksville High School

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), Inc. DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island presented its 2022 SBPLI Long Island Regional #2 on March 24-26 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead. Forty-five teams from Long Island, New York City, upstate New York, the Dominican Republic, India, Turkey and Puerto Rico took part in the three-day FIRST Robotics Competition. This event...

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The winning alliance

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), Inc. DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island presented its 2022 SBPLI Long Island Regional #1 on March 21-23 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead. Thirty-nine teams from Long Island, upstate New York, Brazil and India took part in the three-day FIRST Robotics Competition. This event culminated with awards and honors for areas such as design...

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Kit of Parts

On January 8, U.S. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) unveiled this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge, “RAPID REACTSM” presented by The Boeing Company.
 
RAPID REACT is part of the 2021-2022 FIRST season, FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm, in which FIRST teams will explore the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery...

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The Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kick off on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Knowing only that this year’s theme is 2022 RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company, local FIRST teams, and the 4,000 teams representing 35 countries around the world, will receive this year’s game rules via a video feed that will...

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[KINGS PARK, NEW YORK] — On November 6, fourteen teams from Long Island competed in the Ninth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills. It was the first time in two years that the event was held in person. The Invitational was presented by the Half Hollow Hills School District, with support from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA ...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, has announced that FIRST LEGO® League Team #45172 “Meteorites Cubed” was one of the top five winners in the Core Values Award category at the virtual FIRST LEGO League Open International Greece, which took place on June 24-27.

 

The Core Values Award is...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, has announced that Rick Ramhap has been named one of FIRST LEGO® League Explore’s Volunteers of the Year by FIRST.

In a year where nothing was “normal” and every FIRST volunteer rose to the occasion to ensure teams were still able to participate in a meaningful...

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Contestants ages 6 to 10 took part in the annual FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival , which was held remotely on April 10th and 11th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was PLAYMAKERS, and teams explored ways to have people become more active. The teams embodied the program’s Core Values of teamwork and showed great innovation in their LEGO models and Show Me Posters that they shared with Reviewers remotely.

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the...

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[KINGS PARK, NEW YORK] (May 5, 2021)- Contestants ages 12 to 18 took part in the annual FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island Championship, which was held remotely on April 19-24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top-ranked teams in order were Team #10738 “SBS Bears” from Stony Brook, Team #4017 “RoboPandas” from Floral Park, Team #13847 “At Least It Didn’t Explode” from Greenlawn, and Team #12382 “Syosset Nebula” from Syosset. The top teams won by embodying the program’s core values of... More Info

Contestants ages 9 to 14 took part in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Long Island Championship, which was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and held remotely on April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team #45172 “Meteorites Cubed” from Hicksville won the Champion’s Award. The top teams won by embodying the program’s Core Values of teamwork and mutual respect...

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Contestants ages 9 to 14 took part in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Long Island Qualifiers, which were held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team #16174 “Meteorites” from Hicksville won the first-place Champion’s Award at Qualifier #1. The Qualifier #3 Champion’s Award winner was Team #38503 “Techno Queens” from Jericho. The top teams won by embodying the program’s Core Values of teamwork and mutual respect while achieving...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island is announcing that March is Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month and is urging girls to get involved in robotics. The group says this will help them become more interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) throughout their educational careers.

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, has announced it is celebrating Engineers Week, which will be held on February 21-27, by continuing to offer its robotics programs for students ages 6 to 18. SBPLI said that the programs and the competitions have provided an opportunity for the organization to create a future generation of engineers on Long Island.

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