Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

For nearly a decade, Gershow Recycling has opened its Medford facility to local FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island robotics teams, including coaches, students and their parents, to enable the teams to collect aluminum scrap metal. The team members will use the aluminum to help them build a 120-pound robot, which will be used during the upcoming FIRST Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

Sixteen local robotics teams benefitted from the donation event, which took place on December 9, 2017. Following the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition kick-off that took place on Saturday, January 6 at Stony Brook University, each of the teams now has six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition, dubbed FIRST® POWERUPSM.

Pictured with Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams are several of the teams and coaches that participated.

Bridgehampton High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Bridgehampton High School Coach Ken Giosi

 

Half Hollow Hills High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Half Hollow Hills Parent Mentor Yury Wolf-Sonkin

 

Hauppauge High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Hauppauge Coach Mark McLeod

 

Kings Park High School High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Kings Park Coach Kevin Hutchins

 

Longwood High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Longwood Coach Debbie Lang

 

Miller Place High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Miller Place Team Members Charlie Rock and Brandon Novak with Team Mentors Rob Lipori and Mike Arnold

 

Mineola High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Mineola Coach Andrew Woolsey

 

North Shore High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

North Shore Coach Stephen Peroni

 

Patchogue-Medford High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Patchogue-Medford Team Members Sal Guadagna, Jay Ahir, and Jarrett King with Team Coach Kevin Ray

 

Plainview-Old Bethpage High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Plainview-Old Bethpage Team Members Max Oppenheim and Jake Shulroff

 

Townsend Harris High School:, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Townsend Harris Coach Joel Heitman

 

Ward Melville High School:

, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Ward Melville Coaches John Williams and Steve Rogers

 

Westhampton Beach High School:, Nearly One Ton of Aluminum Scrap Is Donated to 16 Local FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams

Westhampton Beach Coach Tony Kryl and his daughter, Michelle Kryl