24 Local Robotics Teams Set to Compete in FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island Championship Tournament

Top Three Teams Advance to World Championship in Detroit

Who: Representatives/volunteers from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) dba FIRST® Long Island
Syosset High School representatives
Students and their coaches/mentors from local FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge teams
Families of participating FIRST Long Island students

What: Twenty-four teams will head to Syosset High School to take part in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Long Island Championship, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, dba FIRST Long Island. In this season’s challenge — dubbed SKYSTONESM Presented by Qualcomm — the object of the game is to obtain a higher score than the opposing alliance by overcoming obstacles that stand in the path to build a superstructure of the future, topping it off with a crown of achievement — a final capstone to symbolize their reach into the sky, and dreams of a hopeful future.

During the FIRST Tech Challenge events, students demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community. Three teams from the FIRST Long Island Championship will go on to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Detroit, Michigan on April 28-May 2, 2020.

This will be the fifth year that FIRST Tech Challenge has enabled students on Long Island to explore STEM through building and problem-solving.

When: Saturday, March 7
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
[open to the public/media beginning at 11 a.m.]

Where: Syosset Senior High School
70 S Woods Road
Syosset, NY 11791

Directions: Long Island Expressway to Exit 44 (NY-135N). Merge onto NY-135N toward Syosset, continue to Exit 14E (NY-25 E). Merge onto NY-25E/Jericho Turnpike toward Woodbury. Continue for just over one-half mile, turn left onto S Woods Road. Continue for one mile, then turn left into Syosset Senior High School

Photo Ops: Representatives from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. discussing the challenge and the importance of robotics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in education. Teams presenting their robots for the first time. Teams working together to solve problems. Coaches guiding students throughout the Championship Tournament.