In Robotics, cameras follow the three Long Island teams throughout the process of building a competition-
“It’s really impressive to witness everything these high school students put into robotics, not to mention what they accomplish,”
“We are proud to have MSG Varsity take the time to follow the teams and learn about SBPLI’s Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition,”
In addition to the May 12 airings of Robotics, it will also be available on MSG Varsity On-Demand, Optimum Channel 614.
More information about robotics, including videos and photos from this competition as well as additional competitions from New Jersey are available online at www.msgvarsity.com/
About MSG Varsity
MSG Varsity is a multi-platform suite of services comprised of: a 24/7 Emmy Award winning HD television network, a comprehensive online destination, and a groundbreaking interactive service, all dedicated to high school sports, academics and activities happening throughout the tri-state area. Content for these services includes MSG Varsity’s professionally produced programming as well as content created by the high schools themselves. Working in partnership with MSG Varsity, students and faculty are given extraordinary access to curriculum and training in multimedia creation and distribution, empowering them to become active participants in telling their school’s stories. MSG Varsity is a Cablevision exclusive service not available to satellite or phone company TV subscribers and reaches three million households throughout the New York market. For more information, please visit www.msgvarsity.com.
About the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
The Long Island FIRST Regional Competition is run by the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). 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, Long Island FIRST was formed for the purpose of developing a Long Island Regional FIRST Competition. In 2000, 14 high school teams participated. The Long Island Regional has since grown with 50 teams participating in 2012. On January 8, 2012, registered teams were provided with supplies and the competition's game rules. The 2012 Competition was held at Hofstra University on March 30-31, 2012.