FIRST® LEGO® League ANIMAL ALLIESSM Long Island Championship Being Held at Longwood High School

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Forty Teams Advanced from Season Qualifying Tournaments to Participate in the Event Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
 
Following a series of five Qualifying Tournaments held at area schools, the FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship will be held at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 5. The event, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), will feature problem-solving skills and creative thinking from 40 area teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14, for a chance to advance to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival.
 
Imagination and science will come together as the students and their mentors, demonstrate teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community in relation to this year’s theme, ANIMAL ALLIESSM. This challenge requires the students to identify and solve real-world problems regarding the way that animals and humans interact and how these interactions can be improved. Students will present their research to a group of judges during the Project portion of the event.
 
FIRST LEGO League introduces young people to the excitement of learning with its partner The LEGO Group. Students are encouraged to explore and pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields both within the FIRST program and in their future education and careers.
 
Some of the teams competing in the Long Island Championship will also have the opportunity to participate at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival, to be held in conjunction with the FIRST Championship, from April 26 to 29, 2017, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
 
“We are very excited to be able to present the FIRST LEGO League programs to students across Long Island,” says Bertram Dittmar, Executive Director, SBPLI. “Not only is this program a great way to build teamwork and sportsmanship skills in young people, but it is also a perfect way to introduce young people to the many benefits of a career in STEM fields. We look forward to seeing what the students come up with for this challenge!”
 
The following 40 teams have advanced to the Long Island FIRST LEGO League Championships, which will take place on March 5 at Longwood High School:
 

TEAM #

TEAM NAME

HOMETOWN

QUALIFIER NUMBER

2182

Longwood Middle School Dakers

Middle Island

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

2774

JFK Rogue Wolves

Terryville

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

7854

The Llamajacks

Port Jefferson

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

8085

Rocky Point Radical Robotix

Rocky Point

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

15262

Mattlin 2

Plainview

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

20624

Babylon Panthers

Babylon

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

23094

Floydbots

Shirley

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

23837

ROBOCLAWS

Syosset

#1 – Saturday, Jan 21 AM

684

STOBOR

Syosset

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

9406

Harborfields Library LEGO Minions

Centerport

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

11362

Harry Pepe

Stony Brook

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

11363

Bat Bots

Stony Brook

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

20757

LYSA Rusty Robots

Middle Island

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

27148

Goose Busters

Centerport

#5 – Saturday, Jan 21 PM

92

Sea Lions

Seaford

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

1087

BRAINSTORMERS

Bayport

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

5357

RoboTron

Jericho

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

15481

Metal Environment

Centereach

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

15490

Dawnwood Lego Panthers

Centereach

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

16314

The Bunker Boys

Oyster Bay

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

27049

Bay Shore Middle School

Bay Shore

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

29491

ThingEMbob

East Moriches

#2 – Sunday, Jan 22

1139

HBT BOTS

Syosset

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

1200

Unlimited Thinkers

New Hyde Park

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

8770

LEGO Maniacs

Mineola

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

15794

Cyber Dogs

Roslyn

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

16282

Floral Park Party Bots 2.0

Floral Park

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

17104

GC Brick Builders

Garden City

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

24093

Tech Heroes (fka Little Sponges)

Westbury

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

27743

The Robosaurus

Stony Brook

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

29758

The Copiague Eagles

Copiague

#3 – Saturday, Jan 28 AM

6292

Robosplosion

Garden City

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

10425

Harborfields Library Purple LEGO Eaters

Centerport

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

15067

RoboFalcons

Jericho

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

16374

Robo Innovators

East Meadow

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

22698

POBMS POBOTS OMEGA 2.0

Plainview

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

22699

POBOTS BETA 2.0

Plainview

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

24425

Legendary Master Builders

Syosset

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

27919

Willets Road Robotics

Roslyn Heights

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

28779

Bethpage RoboEagles

Bethpage

#4 – Saturday, Jan 28 PM

 

 

 
Tournament sponsors include School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc., Central Islip Public Schools, Mineola Public Schools, Longwood Central School District, Connetquot School District, LuHi Summer Camp Programs, FIRST, Brookhaven National Lab, The Stern Family, Sideboard Computers, LEGO Education – Robert Woods, Bank of America – Andy Margolin, Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, Sir Speedy of Plainview. National sponsors include National Instruments (NI), Rockwell Automation, 3M and LEGO.
 
For more information on SBPLI or the FIRST LEGO League, please visit www.sbpli-lifirst.org.
 
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About FIRST®  
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $30 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-4. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org.
 
About School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses. His goal was to provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce, which resulted in the formation of over 100 partnerships. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to Long Island, which featured just eight FIRST Robotics Competition high school teams. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to over 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the FIRST LEGO League Junior Expos, in which over 2,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. In 2016, SBPLI added the FIRST Tech Challenge to its roster of programs. For more information about the programs, or to learn how to become a sponsor, visit www.sbpli-lifirst.org.