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The BDPA Insider - March 6, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, March 06, 2011

The BDPA Insider - March 6, 2011

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

In this issue:

BDPA Legacy: Ollie Morgan (1944-2009)

BDPA HSCC Testimonial: Francisco Nunez (Washington DC, 2006-2010)

BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Testimonials

BDPA HSCC Testimonial: Nazir Hassan (Greater Tampa Bay, 2000-2001)

Grant Recipient: BDPA Richmond ($500)

2011 BDPA-Oracle Scholarship Winners

President Profile: Henry Wiggins (BDPA Cleveland)

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 3/1/2011 (Renetta English)

Women in Technology: Dr. Aprille Ericsson (NASA)

HP Slate 500: Customized Flick Gestures

Monster Diversity Leadership Program

Marist & National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships

Newman Networks News March 3, 2011

10 Internet Shows All About Technology

10 Most Impressive College Computer Labs In the Country

Click here for the latest issue of "The BDPA Insider":

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Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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BDPA Legacy: Ollie Morgan (1944-2009)

BDPA Foundation Blog pauses to share memories of one of our fallen leaders, Ollie Morgan, who passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Ollie Morgan is a legend within the BDPA family. Ollie served on the national BDPA board of directors for a number of years as BDPA Chicago chapter president, national president and immediate past president. Over the past decade he was an author and photographer living out his dreams in New Mexico.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2009/03/bdpa-legacy-ollie-morgan-1944-2009.html


BDPA HSCC Testimonial: Francisco Nunez (Washington DC, 2006-2010)

Francisco Nunez holds a unique position within the 25-year history of the BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships for two reasons. First, he may be the first student to ever compete in five (5) different HSCC championships. Second, he is the only student to ever represent 3 different BDPA chapters in the national championships.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/hscc-testimonial-francisco-nunez.html


BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Testimonials

Syed Azfar (HSCC Alumni, 2004-2006) created this slideshow of testimonials from a variety of HSCC Alumni who competed in the national high school computer competition championships between 1998-2008.

A number of these students earned Jesse Bemley Scholarships from the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF).

There are over 50 testimonials available on the BETF website ... and we would love to add more.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/03/high-school-computer-competition.html


BDPA HSCC Testimonial: Nazir Hassan (Greater Tampa Bay, 2000-2001)

Nazir Hassan was part of the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team trained by BDPA Greater Tampa Bay chapter. He participated in national championships held in Washington DC (2000) and Chicago (2001). He agreed to share his memory of the HSCC experience with us.


My memory is not the greatest, but I do have some advice. I do remember that it was quite an amazing experience and that it was one of the first times that I had gone out of town without my parents so I was slightly nervous but extremely excited throughout the whole trip. Not only was it a competition but a life changing experience.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/grant-recipient-bdpa-richmond-500.html


Grant Recipient: BDPA Richmond ($500)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to award $500 grant funding to BDPA Richmond chapter as part of the disbursement of our $25,000 American Honda Foundation grant. BDPA Richmond chapter earned this funding as a direct result of the college scholarships that they provided to Alex Elliott and Joshua Shelton.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/grant-recipient-bdpa-richmond-500.html


2011 BDPA-Oracle Scholarship Winners

BDPA is proud to announce the winners of the BDPA Oracle Scholarship. The winners will each receive up to $5,000 stipend to further their education in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field of undergraduate study.

The following are the 2011 scholarship recipients, including their BDPA chapter affiliation:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/02/2011-bdpa-oracle-scholarship-winners.html


President Profile: Henry Wiggins (BDPA Cleveland)

BDPA Cleveland chapter holds the distinction of being the 3rd chapter ever created in BDPA-Nation. The chapter has a long and proud history. As such, it is truly an honor to introduce you to the 2010-2011 BDPA Cleveland chapter president -- Henry A. Wiggins.

Henry stepped in as Interim President in 2010. He agreed to carry out the leadership responsibilities until the chapter holds its next election. Over the past year, Henry brought several speakers to uplift the members, giving then information on seeking employment, social networking, technical recycling, and community involvement. Henry is also working closely with the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) to raise scholarship funds for the student members in his chapter.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/president-profile-henry-wiggins-bdpa.html


Diversity/Careers Magazine, 3/1/2011 (Renetta English)

Renetta English is This Year's BDPA New York Chapter Prez. Members of the BDPA New York chapter have elected Renetta English to serve as 2011-2012 chapter president. English has been a member of BDPA since 2004 and served in several leadership roles. In 2008 she was the New York chapter's HR director. Last year she was the chapter's VP of membership management; chapter membership grew by thirty percent during her tenure.

Click here for more:

http://bdpa-news.blogspot.com/2011/03/diversitycareers-magazine-312011.html


Women in Technology: Dr. Aprille Ericsson (NASA)

BDPA has some remarkable African American women in its ranks. We boast Nubian queens with outstanding skills operating within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields ... from the classroom to the boardroom ... from young 'uns like Brandee Lyles to full-blown technology divas like Stephanie Lampkin or Lydia Barron or Diane Davis.

However, there are many obstacles for African American women in the IT industry. African American women earned only 0.34% of Ph.D.s in computer science and 0.58% in engineering, as of 2006, according to the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/women-in-technology-dr-aprille-ericsson.html


HP Slate 500: Customized Flick Gestures

from Rix Bits by Ricardo Wilkins

Well, it’s been a whole week with my HP Slate 500 table pc, and I feel like I’m starting to get my tablet swag back. :) Initially the pen writing felt awkward because it’s been a while since I’ve used a tablet on a daily basis, but I feel my rhythm returning.

So, as any respectable geek would do, I started looking at ways to customize and personalize my Slate – in other words, what can I do to trick out my tablet pc? In addition to picking a nice subtle wallpaper for my desktop, I decided to customize the native Flick Gestures that come with Windows 7. These gestures allow me to ‘flick’ my finger quickly in 1 of 8 different directions, and perform a task as a result.

Click here for more:

http://rixbits.blogspot.com/2011/03/hp-slate-500-customized-flick-gestures.html


Monster Diversity Leadership Program

The Monster Diversity Leadership Program (DLP) is now accepting applications for its 2011 tour. Since 2002, Monster.com has brought together more than 13,000 college sophomores, juniors and seniors of diverse backgrounds for this unique, three-day weekend event which focuses on leadership and career development and provides attendees with the opportunity to network with some of the top employers in the country.

The cost of room and board is covered by the program sponsors, so attendees only need to pay for their travel expenses – and the DLP offers a $50 travel voucher to attendees who complete the program. This offer is not available for students with F1 visa.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/03/monster-diversity-leadership-program.html


Marist & National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships

by Wayne Hicks

National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding 12 full scholarships (tuition, room and board) to highly talented students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. Criteria for selection includes: strength of curriculum and academic performance, SAT/ACT scores, supplemental essay, demonstrated financial need, U.S. citizen, and full-time enrollment at Marist starting Fall 2010.

I hope that all BDPA high school students are encouraged to look at this scholarship opportunity!

Click here for more:

http://www.marist.edu/admission/nsfgrant/index.html


Newman Networks News March 3, 2011

Marketing Tips: The Madam C.J. Walker Awards

Thank you all for believing in the network and the power of working together. This is a great honor to be nominated in the same category as the past nominees who inspired me. I am EXTREMELY grateful for the opportunity to serve YOU and YOUR Business. My mentors (past nominees) of Elohim CleaningContractors and Top of the Clock have inspired me along with the mentors (some up close and some afar) of Della Clarke, Jacqueline Hill, Sulaiman Rahman, Melinda Emerson, and Tara Colquitt (who is also a client).

Click here for more:

http://community.icontact.com/p/newmannetworks/newsletters/socialmedia/posts/newman-networks-news-march-3rd-2011


10 Internet Shows All About Technology

The Internet has fast become the place to go to for all of our needs. Who uses yellow pages anymore? Don’t you just look it up online? How about when your kids need to write a report, do they open up an encyclopedia like their parents did when they were in school? Nope, they go to the Internet for that too. Heck, you don’t even need to watch your favorite show on the TV anymore. You can watch it on the Internet. So what do you do when you have a question about technology? Why, you go to the Internet, of course! Check out these 10 Internet shows all about technology.

Click here for more:

http://www.internetservice.net/blog/2011/10-internet-shows-all-about-technology/


10 Most Impressive College Computer Labs In the Country

Part of your college tuition grants you access to some of the most cutting-edge technology and research in the world. From journal subscriptions to reference e-books to high-tech computers, you have all kinds of resources to help you with your school work, and won’t have to pay extra for any of it. Whether you’re an online student or living in the dorms, here are 10 impressive college computer labs you’ll want to check out for inspiration. Just don’t get too jealous.

Click here for more:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2011/02/28/10-most-impressive-college-computer-labs-in-the-country/


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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