Gibran McDuffieis the coordinator of the Student
Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program conducted each
year byBDPA Chicago chapter. One of the components of the SITES program is
the annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC).
There have been25 HSCC championshipsheld in the United States since the first
one took place back in 1986.In recent years the HSCC championships have
beendominated by the BDPA chapter in Rochester, MN.
2006 HSCC Champions (Chicago)
However, there is one team that has beaten BDPA Southern Minnesota over the past
six years.BDPA Chicago's HSCC teamwon the national championship in 2006.
BDPA New Yorkis officially inviting high school and college students to
participate in our 2011 Information Technology (IT Showcase) program.
TheInformation Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters to showcase
their talents by presenting technology based research projects. The
presentations represent advanced STEM based topics delivered by highly motivated
high school and undergraduate college students. Each student researches a
technology based topic and drafts a college level research paper. The students
also prepare a poster or information board presenting the results of their
research. The papers are submitted for presentation to corporate, educational
and industry leaders. Student papers are sometimes publishedand the students
may be invited to present at professional Technology workshops such as theTeraGridand
the National BDPA Annual Technology Conference.
Tyrone Taborn, the publisher of Career Communications
Group, served on the BDPA Board of Directors for a number of years. Tyrone uses
the media to document the progress of African Americans in science, engineering
and technology.His company created the following video that shares our
legacy in these fields.
Cortlan James Wickliff,at nineteen (19) years old,
was the youngest African-American male to attain a bioengineering degree from
Rice University in Houston, Texas. Cortlan is now attending Harvard Law School
to complete a JD in Intellectual Property and Patent Law. He also plans to
complete a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
From an early age he has displayed a profound and unusual sense of the world in
which he lives and the role that he has been called to play as a student, leader
and community activist, regularly seeking to give back and encourage his peers
to likewise pursue stretch goals. A few weeks after his 15th birthday, Cortlan
left home to began his college experience at the University of North Texas.
2010 has been a year of significant change for the IT
industry – but what does 2011 hold for the IT professional? This report provides
insight into the IT market, including job prospects and IT strategies for the
year ahead. Discover what skills you might need for 2011, how to grow and become
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