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...

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Maker Faire Long Island

Join FIRST Long Island at the Maker Faire on June 8th at the Long Island Explorium in Port Jefferson!

We're excited to announce our participation in this celebration of creativity and innovation, and look forward to seeing you there!

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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!

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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