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LI FIRST® Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

LI FIRST® Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start


Plainview-Old Bethpage High School Robotics Team Receives Kit of Parts

Plainview-Old Bethpage High School students attended this year’s kickoff event for the 2019 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 5 at the LIU Post Tilles Center for presentations and a simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire unveiling this year’s game. After the presentations and broadcast, each team received a kit of parts, which they will use along with other materials to build a 120-pound robot. The teams will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition to be held on March 24-30 at Hofstra University.

Members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage High School robotics team are pictured displaying the contents of the kit of parts.

For more information about SBPLI and the annual FIRST Robotics Competition, visit

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