FIRST® Long Island

FIRST® Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Frederick Breithut In 1984. Our vision is to create an educated workforce for Long Island by opening the minds of middle school and high school students to career opportunities through a collaborative partnership of schools, businesses, community organizations and government.   More...

News and Announcements

Tesla Science Center Expo

Join us at the Tesla Science Center Expo on July 13, 2024 (Rain Date: July 20, 2024), featuring exciting FIRST Robotics team demonstrations and our information tent!

FIRST Long Island @ The Long Island Ducks

Enjoy a night of family fun, baseball, and fireworks at the Long Island Ducks ballpark while supporting FIRST Long Island. One third of ticket sales goes directly to FIRST Long Island to support our programs and initiatives.

The game is on Saturday, July 27 and starts at 6:35 PM (the gates open earlier at 5:35 PM). Tickets are $23.00 each and parking is free. Stay after the game for a fireworks show! Ticket sales will close on Sunday, July 14 so purchase them while you still can.

Purchase Tickets And Get Event Details

This event is open to all coaches, team members, family, extended family, friends, and coworkers. Please feel free to share this link with anyone that may be interested. When purchasing your tickets, please indicate your affiliation (program, team number, company name, or development council) to be seated with your group. You'll also have the opportunity to note any special accommodations needed for accessibility concerns.

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Need parts to help build your robot? Our sponsor FESTO can help. Call them today at 1-800-99-FESTO, mention that you're a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team representative and receive a discount on parts! Visit the company's FIRST-focused page for more details!

In Memoriam

Holly Engel, June 2024

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Holly Engel, a dear member of the FIRST Long Island community. Holly was an alum of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 514 from Miller Place. After graduating, she dedicated many years to volunteering for FIRST, quickly becoming a friendly and familiar face at our events. She served as a Pit Admin Supervisor and pit announcer for FRC, as referee and judge for FTC, and as referee, judge, robot inspector, and registration for FLL, as well as serving on the Development Councils for FRC and FLL. Furthermore, she also gave to the wider FIRST community through volunteering outside of Long Island. While we could try to calculate the hours Holly gave to future generations over the years, the impact she had on the FIRST Long Island family and the FIRST community as a whole is infinitely more. There are no words to describe how dearly she will be missed.

Holly’s family has created a digital memorial which can be found here:

What's Happening at FIRST® Long Island

Area students are excited about the 25th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of...

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FIRSTⓇ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island kicked off the beginning of the 2024 robotics season with the distribution of Kits of Parts (KoP) to participating local high school robotics teams on January 6. The KoPs were distributed at Schenck USA Corporation in Deer Park, which has been a long standing sponsor of the FIRSTⓇ Long Island Regional Robotics Competition and supplier of parts for the robotics teams. 

The event saw mentors and members of...

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Dix Hills, NY – On October 28, the 11th annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational took place at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills. Twenty-three teams participated in the postseason invitational, which was presented by the Half Hollow Hills School District and FIRSTⓇ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island.

The teams competed in the same challenge as they did in the Long Island Regional, which was CHARGED UPSM Presented by Haas. In CHARGED UP,...

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