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The BDPA Insider - January 16, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Monday, January 17, 2011

The BDPA Insider - January 16, 2011

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!

In this issue:

2011 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE"CALL FOR PRESENTERS"

Route 66: The Road to the 2006 National BDPA HSCC Championship

Message from New York Chapter President

Grant Approval: Microsoft ($17,910)

Blacks in Science and Technology

Youngest African American Male Bio-Engineer

IT in 2011: The State of the Employment Market

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2011 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE"CALL FOR PRESENTERS"

The 2011 conference is rapidly approaching, and we are gearing upto take thisexciting eventtonew heights in Chicago! We are actively seekingpresenterswho will...

Ignite,InspireandEmpower:

our conference workshopattendees and equip them with the necessary tools, resources, and/or information needed to prepare them for becoming the best technologists they can be.

Please reviewtheattached submission requirements andspecifications for "Call for Presenters"or click on the link below:

Click here for more:

http://www.bdpa.org/?page=Call_for_Presenters


Route 66: The Road to the 2006 National BDPA HSCC Championship

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.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/route-66-road-to-2006-national-bdpa.html


Message from New York Chapter President

Dear BDPA Members and Supporters,

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.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/message-from-new-york-chapter-president.html


Grant Approval: Microsoft ($17,910)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) works each year to obtain any software needed byBDPAfor its programs and services. One of our partners in this effort isMicrosoft.

We work through the folks atTech Soup torequest software donationsfrom Microsoft.We were pleased to learn that Microsoft approved $17,910 in software donations.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/01/grant-approval-microsoft-17910.html


Blacks in Science and Technology

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.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2009/01/blacks-in-science-and-technology.html


Youngest African American Male Bio-Engineer

By Kai Dupe, Where are Blacks in Technology

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.

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2011/01/youngest-african-american-male-bio.html


IT in 2011: The State of the Employment Market

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 more efficient.

Click here for more:

Download the full report here.


2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of the Big Shoulders by registering for the 33rd Annual National BDPA Conference, August 3-6, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago.

Early bird registration for $350 now open!

Click here to register for the 2011 National BDPA Conference today!

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/?page=Conference2011



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Chicago, IL 60603

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