In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League, Jr.
Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
School-Business Partnership of Long Island (SPBLI)
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has partnered with FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, a national program that mentors students to become leaders in technology-related industries. The programs hosted on Long Island by SBPLI include: