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Half Hollow Hills

(Dix Hills, NY) — On October 6, 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 Seventh Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

Now in its seventh year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has...

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As the 2018-2019 FIRST season draws closer, teasers have been released to build hype for the competitions. You can view all of the teasers here:

FIRST LEGO League Jr. MISSION MOON 2018-2019 Teaser

FIRST LEGO League INTO ORBIT 2018-2019 Teaser

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On Saturday, October 6, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), in cooperation with the Half Hollow Hills School District, will present the Seventh Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Rd, 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 robotics programs supported by SBPLI, for promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)...

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Smithtown Mechanical Bulls - SBPLI Long Island Regional

 

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to congratulate all local FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) students on the completion of another fun and exciting year on Long Island. The organization would also like to recognize the record 22 teams (a collective of more than 460 students), from FIRST Long Island’s full continuum of...

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Area students are charging up for the annual SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, which this year will be held in a double-header style, with tournaments taking place April 9 to 11 and April 12 to 14. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, these back-to-back regionals will feature nearly 80 teams from across Long Island (full...

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SBPLI FIRST LEGO League Junior Aqua Adventure Logo

This year marks a full decade since School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) began presenting FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. to students across the region. What began as a small (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) STEM-focused initiative for students age six to 10 has now grown into a powerhouse program aimed at igniting the creativity of children on nearly 100 teams. Each year, FIRST ...

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SBPLI FIRST LEGO League Team No. 36549 Mineola Qualifier

Following a series of six qualifiers, 40 FIRST® LEGO® League teams from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties are set to compete at the SBPLI Long Island Championship at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 4. During the event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program will present their LEGO robots that best address...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will culminate this weekend with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST® Tech Challenge inspires students age 12 to 18 to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Twenty-four teams (noted below)...

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Students from across Long Island are set to dive into a series of FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting this weekend. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the “Challenge” set forth in FIRST HYDRO DYNAMICSSM.

 

For this challenge...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a Qualifying Tournament at Lynbrook High School. Four additional events will be hosted at Center Moriches and Sewanhaka High Schools in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), FIRST® Tech Challenge inspires students age 12 to 18...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will once again kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 a.m., FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition.

Knowing only that this year’s theme is FIRST POWERUPSM, the local FIRST teams...

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Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi) was once again home to FIRST® Tech Challenge Scrimmages – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), which brought science and creativity together on a robotics playing field. On Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, twenty-nine teams from across Long Island competed in a friendly tournament-style scrimmage that prepared them for the upcoming season...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to welcome Chris D. Clausen, President of The Clausen Agency, Inc. in Rocky Point, New York, as one of the organization’s newest Board Members. Mr. Clausen, who founded his insurance agency in 1979, has keen business development and management insight, which will prove vital to growing SBPLI’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs,...

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The School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. and FIRST® LEGO® League seasons are officially underway across Long Island. Students and mentors from the programs, which collectively reach children in grades one through 12, are hard at work researching, designing, building, programming and testing models and robots that will best address the “Challenge” set forth this season....

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island - Sponsor - Altice - Student Event - Career Event

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) recently brought FIRST® Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge team members from five Nassau County high schools to Altice USA and Infosys’ Innovation Roadshow – High School Robotics Event at Altice’s Bethpage, New York facility. The event, which was held on Wednesday, November 15, was part of a two-day technology-focused roadshow benefitting high school students,...

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While the dedicated volunteers at School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) are hard at work planning the first ever SBPLI Long Island Regional double header, the Half Hollow Hills High School FIRST® Robotics Competition team is ramping up for its Sixth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational. This year’s event, the final event of the 2016-2017 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long...

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Following the largest-ever SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to announce that the organization will now host two regional events in the 2017-2018 season. Planned as a double header, these back-to-back regionals will be held April 9 to 11 and April 12 to 14, 2018 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Each event will serve as a...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) hosted its Seventh Annual SBPLI Golf Outing on June 26th. This event was presented by SCOPE Education Services. The proceeds from this event will benefit the FIRST® Long Island robotics programs. These proceeds will also help fund future robotics competitions, including the 2018 Long Island Regional Competition. 
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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is pleased to appoint Smithtown resident Larry Toonkel as FIRST® Robotics Competition Co-Director. A longtime member of the program’s development council, Toonkel replaces former Co-Director Debra Winter, who resigned after the 2016-2017 season. Toonkel will call upon his experience in the fields of science and technology to work with current Co-Directors, David Johnson and Thomas Rosati,...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will be presenting a full and detailed description of all FIRST® (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) programs for students ages six through eighteen, including FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and FIRST® Robotics Competition. INFO Night is...

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