Ronkonkoma, NY U.S.A…………….Retlif Testing Laboratories (Ronkonkoma, New York USA), an internationally recognized independent EMC and Environmental Simulation testing leader, proudly announced that the Sachem High School Robotics Team is the winner of the 2017 School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST Robotics Competition.

Retlif has supported the team known as The Sachem Aftershock Robotics Team with engineering support, financial contributions, and internships at the Retlif Ronkonkoma (New York) headquarters. woodie flowers awardteam photo pitteam photo 2The Sachem Aftershock Robotics Team has consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of competing teams, adding to previous triumphs that include SBPLI Regional Winner, South Florida Regional Winner, as well as the Xerox Creativity Award.


Retlif Executive Vice President William Hayes (East Islip, NY) stated, “With such challenging goals and tight deadlines, the First Robotics program is an excellent avenue for introducing students to the world of engineering and project management. With this support we are helping to influence and mold future engineers and scientists in a world where technology is of premium value and where expertise is desperately needed.

“By designing and building a robot,” Retlif Environmental Laboratory Supervisor Michael Hull (Lake Grove, NY), added “participating students learn technical engineering and programming skills, develop a sense of personal responsibility and appreciate the concept of effective teamwork with weekly meetings and workshops.”

About Retlif Testing Laboratories: Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, Retlif is one of the USA’s highest profile independent testing laboratories. Retlif provides complete EMC/EMI and Environmental Testing, Composite Testing and engineering services for aerospace, avionics, rail, maritime, medical devices, military and homeland security applications. Retlif test data is recognized worldwide. Retlif is strategically focused on test results with a mission to provide tangible customer value through testing and engineering services and has additional laboratories and facilities in Goffstown New Hampshire, Harleysville Pennsylvania, a specialized composite laboratory in Plainview New York, and a regulatory office in Arlington Virginia.