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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Hosts FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments at Central Islip Sr. High School

01-24-2013 06:30 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

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Approximately 85 elementary and middle school robotics teams will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments on February 2-3. The event is being sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Union Free School District. The tournaments will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days at Central Islip Senior High School, located at 85 Wheeler Road in Central Islip.

This year’s challenge is Senior Solutions, which focuses on solving problems that senior citizens face. Teams will partner with seniors, hold conversations with them about their struggles, and together create solutions as to how these setbacks can be improved. Upon completion, teams will come together and share the discussed solutions to their senior teammates’ problems. This activity will connect young students and the elderly together to help ensure that a stronger bond within the community is created.

FIRST LEGO League is an international program for 9- to 14-year-old children created in a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO Group in 1998, based on their common belief that fun and learning go hand-in-hand, and that an inspired mind can accomplish anything. Each September, FIRST LEGO League announces the annual Challenge to teams, engaging them in authentic scientific research and hands-on robotics design. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies and LEGO play materials, children work alongside adult mentors to design, build, and program robots to complete missions based on real-world challenges. After eight intense weeks, the competition season culminates at high-energy, sports-like tournaments.

On December 1, 2012, thirty-eight FLL teams participated in a practice tournament at Roosevelt Hall in Farmingdale State College to prepare for the qualifiers.

“The practice competitions that were held in December made everyone involved more eager for the upcoming Qualifying Tournaments. We expect those participants to bring their creativity, teamwork, problem solving skills and gracious professionalism to the tournaments,” stated Janet Anderson, of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

For more information about SBPLI, visit www.sbpli.org or call (631) 627-8400.

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. 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. For more information, visit www.sbpli.org.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
P.O. Box 101, Kings Park, NY 11754
(631) 627-8400

Presscontact: Hank Russell
hrussell@theprmg.com

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