2014 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a national program that challenges teams of students and their mentors to design and build a 130 pound robot in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in a series of robotics competitions designed by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers. The International Competition has grown to more than 1,303 teams competing in 37 Regional Events, including Israel and Brazil.

FIRST redefines winning for these students. Based upon developing team workskills, teams are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last.

For more information, visit the FIRST web site.

In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to Long Island, in which eight high school teams participated. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, in which approximately 1,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses that would provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce. Over 100 partnerships have been formed.


Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, 2014
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University
There is no charge for admission.

March 27:
Practice rounds begin at 10 a.m.

March 28:
Opening Ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
Competition begins at 9:00 a.m.
Awards Ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m.

March 29:
Opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.
Competition begins at 9:00 a.m.
Playoff matches and awards ceremony begin at 1:30 p.m.
Awards ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

For more information: http://www.sbpli-lifirst.org/first-robotics-competition-long-island.php 

Saturday, March 29, 2014



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David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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