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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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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that FIRST (for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has transitioned to three new divisions in FIRST LEGO League: Discover (pre-K to first grade), Explore (grades 2-4) and Challenge (grades 4-8).

Discover, for children ages 4 to 6, is a playful introductory STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that ignites their natural...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that the organization will host a virtual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Info Night via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
 
Participants will learn how to start teams, network with others who would like to do the same, learn about resources available to assist them and learn about the upcoming season and how it might work. Please note that SBPLI...

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Members of Team #45779 “OLOP’s Fury Fighters” of Bayport and Team #16174 “Meteorites” of Hicksville

Middle Island, New York [March 1, 2020] — After many weeks of research and design, 200 teams competed in seven Qualifiers for an opportunity to be one of 39 teams to participate in the Championship Tournament. More than 1,000 spectators cheered on approximately 400 contestants, ages 9 to16 (ages vary by country), at the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship at Longwood High School. Team #684 “STOBOR,” from Syosset, won the...

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For two days, hundreds of students, parents and volunteers convened for learning, technology and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Jr. Expos. The events were held on February 29 at Mineola High School and March 1 at Longwood High School and presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. dba FIRST® Long Island.

During the two Expo days, children ages six to nine from teams across...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge season — dubbed SKYSTONESM Presented by Qualcomm — will culminate with the SBPLI Long Island Championship tournament on March 7 at Syosset High School, located at 70 S. Woods Road in Syosset. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST Long Island, FIRST Tech Challenge...

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Following a series of qualifiers, 39 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League teams from Nassau and Suffolk Counties are set to compete at the Long Island Championship at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 1. During the event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST Long Island, students ages nine to 14 will present their LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots to...

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Local students attended this year’s kickoff event for the 2020 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) also known as FIRST Long Island, and hosted by LIU Post. They gathered with more than 40 participating high schools on January 4 at the LIU Post Tilles Center for presentations and a simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire unveiling this year’s game. After the...

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SBPLI-FIRST Long Island’s Regional Kick-Off

LIU Post Tilles Center Hosted 47 Local FIRST Robotics Teams, Mentors and Advisors, and their Families, at the Annual Event

The Tilles Center at LIU Post was abuzz with anticipation on January 4 as students, educators and families from across Long Island joined together for the unveiling of the 2020 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition challenge, “INFINITE RECHARGESM”.

INFINITE RECHARGE is part of the...

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Creativity and science will come together at this season’s FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Qualifying Tournaments at the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Huntington High School, 188...
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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Long Island — has announced that Melissa A. Luff Loizides has joined its Board of Directors. She replaces Joe Sicinski, who retired from the board.
 
Ms. Loizides is a Senior Human Resources Executive at Zebra Technologies Corporation in Holtsville, New York, which sponsors SBPLI’s Long...

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The winning alliance of (left to right) Sachem High School Team #263 “Sachem Aftershock,” Westhampton Beach High School Team #3171 “Hurricanes” and Hicksville High School Team #1468 “J-Birds” is joined by event referees.

On November 2, 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 Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).
 
Now in its eighth year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has become a staple...

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On Saturday, November 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Long Island — in cooperation with the Half Hollow Hills School District, will present the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Road in 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...

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Zebra Technologies, a sponsor and partner of FIRST Long Island, has been working with FIRST in the United States for over 20 years now. Its sponsorship of the FIRST Robotics Competitions has worked so well for its U.S. employees because FIRST’s volunteerism structure offers something for everyone.
Now Zebra has decided to broaden its support of FIRST Robotics on a global basis, starting with a project in Taiwan.
To read more about Zebra’s approach to Corporate Social...

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