The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Season Kicks Off at LIU Post's Krasnoff Theater Jan. 7

The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Season Kicks Off at LIU Post’s Krasnoff Theater Jan. 7

In the lead-up to the regional, FIRST Long Island students will work with engineering mentors to apply the math and science learned in the classroom to build their own robots.

Long Island Regional first® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Season will kick off at the Krasnov Theater at LIU Post, located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. first Robotics competition teams from all over Long Island will gather in anticipation of next season’s robotics competition.

Knowing only that this year’s theme is fraughtSM Presented by the local Haas first Team, and the 4,000 teams representing 35 countries around the world, will receive this year’s rules of the game via a video feed that will be broadcast simultaneously around the world.

During the Long Island kickoff, first® long island, which presents the event, will engage with students and parents in presentations from its members and guests regarding the program’s impact on local communities and businesses. Towards the end of the event, each team will assemble their assembly of parts to build a 120-pound robot.

This year, two regional tournaments will be held as part of first Long Island Regional first Robotics competition. will take place in March 20-25, 2023 Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Each event will be a separate regional, with different teams competing in separate alliances and tournament rounds. Some of the teams designated to participate in the home regions will move to compete in 2023 first Championship in Houston.

leading to regionals, first Long Island students will work with engineering mentors to apply math and science concepts learned in class to build their own robots. Students will also learn important concepts such as teamwork, problem-solving, and healthy competition. many first Long Island students use these skills while pursuing STEM studies and careers.

over the years, first Long Island students have received millions of dollars in scholarships for higher education. This year, there are 200 scholarship providers who will award participating students first Access to over $80 million in scholarships.

“We are thrilled to start the 2023 season and look forward to another great kickoff event,” said Co-Manager Larry Twinkle. first robotics competition, first long island. “We are also excited to bring back the Long Island Regional as more teams look forward to being a part of our annual event.”

For more information about first Long Island, please visit

List of Long Island teams scheduled to attend the 2023 Premier Robotics Competition

January 7, 2023 at the Krasnoff Theater at LIU Post

team no

School name


Sachem High School


Bay Shore High School


William Floyd High School


Pachugo-Medford High School


Plainview-Old Bethpage High School


Hoboge High School


Earl Vandermoelen Port Jefferson High School


Miller Place High School


Plainidge High School


Lindenhorst High School


Longwood High School


Westbury High School


Hampton Bays High School


Smithtown High School


Southold High School


West Islip High School


Hicksville High School


Baldwin High School


Oceanside High School


Westbury High School


Walt Whitman High School


Walter G O’Connell Copiague High School


Sayville High School


Great Neck South High School


Bethpage High School


Wheatley School


Cold Spring Harbor High School


Connetquot High School


Westhampton Beach High School


Half Hollow Hills High School


Bronx Aerospace High School


North Shore High School


Seaford High School


Huntington High School


Northport High School


Benjamin N. Cardozo High School


Kings Park High School


Ward Melville High School


Richmond Hill High School


Mineola High School


Long Beach High School


Syosset High School


accomplished inventor Dean Kamen was established first® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire appreciation of science and technology in young people. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST designs innovative, accessible programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. Backed by more than 200 Fortune 500 companies and more than $50 million in college scholarships, the non-profit organization hosts first® Robotics competition for students in grades 9-12; first® Technology challenge for grades 7-12; And the first® Puzzle Games® league For PreK-8 grades. Honorable professionalism® It is a way of doing things that encourages high quality work, affirms the value of others, and respects individuals and society. To learn more about FIRST, go to

About First Long Island

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island It is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer-run non-profit organization, founded in 1984 by Fred Braithout with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses. His goal was to provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce, which has led to the formation of more than 100 partnerships. In 1999, the inaugural Long Island robotics tournament featured only eight® High school robotics competition teams. Since then, Long Island Regional I® The robotics competition has grown into two events with over 80 teams competing each year. first® Long Island also hosts its first annual event® LEGO League and FIRST Playoffs and Tournaments® LEGO League Junior Expos, which attract more than 2,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk counties each year. In 2016, the first® Tech Challenge has been added to its list of programs. For more information about the programs, or to learn how to become a sponsor, visit

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