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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex

Twenty-four FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island teams will take to the playing field at the Long Island Championship Tournament to be held at Smithtown High School West on Saturday, February 11. The competing teams were determined through a series of three Qualifying Tournaments that were presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) throughout the month of...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex - Syosset

Syosset High School was home to the final of three FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments, which was presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on Sunday, January 15. During this qualifying event, 27 Long Island teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, used their problem-solving skills,...

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FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies - Central Islip

Imagination and science came together at Central Islip High School on January 21 and 22 at three of five FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifying Tournaments, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). During the events, a total of 84 teams, comprised of students age nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex - Center Moriches

Center Moriches High School was home to the second of three FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments, which was presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on Sunday, January 15. During this qualifying event, 26 Long Island teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, used their problem-solving...

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SBPLI FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off

Following the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Kick Off Event that was held at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, the FIRST Long Island build season is officially underway. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the event hosted students, mentors and parents from 48...

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Lynbrook High School was home to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s official FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament, which took place on Sunday, January 8. During this, the first of three, qualifying event, 27 Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18,...

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FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies

Imagination and science will come together this month as FIRST® LEGO® League teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community during a series of five Qualifying Tournaments.

 

The theme of this year’s challenge is...

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Creativity and science will come together beginning in January as FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, along with their mentors, will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community.

 

More than 46,000 students in almost 20 countries will program robots to compete on...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics season will kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. During the event, 48 FIRST Long Island teams will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition.

 

Knowing only that this...

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FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex Scrimmage

Creativity and science came together at last weekend's FIRST® Tech Challenge Scrimmage at Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi). Teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18, worked alongside adult mentors to design, build, program and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format on a 12-foot by 12-foot field.

 

FIRST Tech Challenge is...

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Now in its fifth year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has become a staple of the local FIRST Robotics Competition season. The event, which this year was held on Saturday, November 19 at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, New York, with support from School-Business Partnerships of...

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FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. have added more teams and more events this year. Now, the programs need more volunteers to make this happen!

Join them for a Volunteer Recruitment & Information Session on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ronkonkoma Middle School  501 Peconic Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Learn where &...

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Hauppauge, New York — The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Robotics programs have continually seen growth each year. As such, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) increasingly requires assistance with the organization and execution of events and related program development associated with its Annual FIRST ...

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Troy Douglas, age 28, was recently honored at the Long Island Business News’ 2016 Millennial Awards for his early-career leadership and professional achievements. He attributes his success in part to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI), an educational organization that fostered his interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields via its competitive...

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[Kings Park, New York] — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) has officially been appointed as a FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner. Effective immediately, SBPLI will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the program in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The inaugural event will be the official FIRST Tech Challenge Kick Off at Half Hollow Hills High...

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All are welcome to attend the SBPLI FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Info Night on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Parents, teachers, mentors, administrators and community organization leaders are encouraged to attend this informational event, taking place at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, located at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, New York...

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"In an effort to continually strengthen the community-school connection, the robotics team from Smithtown Central School District visited the Family Service League homeless shelter in Brentwood in April."

SBPLI is proud to announce that members of the organization’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #810, “The Mechanical Bulls” from Smithtown High School, have created a FIRST STRONGHOLD™-themed LEGO™ set. Team members Matthew Quigley and Emily McDermott, each from Smithtown, New York, submitted the set to the...

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The team from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School was honored with a special award from the Port Jefferson Board of Education. 



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