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BDPA Midwest Region High School Computer Competition and IT Showcase

We are proud to announce that the 2014 BDPA Midwest Region High School Computer Competition (HSCC) and IT Showcase (ITSC) will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Cincinnati State Technical College. RSVP here --> http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/176539502/

6/21/2014
When: 6/21/2014
From 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Where: Cincinnati State Technical College
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio  45223
United States
Presenter: BDPA Midwest Region
Contact: Carl Matthews
(513) 549-6991
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This is a unique meet-up ... we want you to RSVP - http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/176539502/ - to show us your support ... whether you plan to attend in person or not! Can you do that for us?

We are proud to announce that the 2014 BDPA Midwest Region High School Computer Competition (HSCC) and IT Showcase (ITSC) will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Cincinnati State Technical College.

BDPA seeks to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. while at the same time opening up their career awareness within the IT industry. BDPA engages partners in the business, K-12 and higher education, and other community organizations in its efforts to advance the careers of African Americans in the IT industry from the classroom to the boardroom. BDPA envisions the possibility that all K-16 students are interested in and ready for STEM careers and that a high percentage of STEM jobs are filled by educated students in our region.

BDPA stepped up to the challenge by hosting this Midwest Region HSCC and IT Showcase on June 21, 2014. Students have been invited from Central Illinois, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Southern Minnesota, St. Louis and the Twin Cities and Los Angeles to gather for an opportunity to compete in oral exams, written tests, presentations and web-based design/programming projects. Many of the students in this regional HSCC championship will have opportunity to travel to Indianapolis later this summer for the 28th annual National BDPA HSCC Championship in an effort to dethrone the defending HSCC champions from Rochester, Minnesota.

Another inspiring aspect of the event was the BDPA IT Showcase. This event aspires to create young people with skills and interest in pursuing STEM-based Ph.D. degrees after they graduate from college. There are too few people of African descent getting doctoral degrees in computer science and other STEM-based curriculum. BDPA hopes to create a pipeline of such academic superstars with its BDPA IT Showcase.

BDPA is committed to prepare our children for careers in science and engineering long before they are of college age. BDPA has a number of programs that enrich the pre-college STEM curriculum in the nation’s K-12 school systems, and encourage young students to take the requisite courses for careers in those fields. While the lack of preparation crosses all demographics, it is particularly acute in under-served communities.

We encourage you to find a way to support BDPA programs as either a volunteer or donor. Please contact BDPA Midwest Region HSCC and ITSC project manager Carl Matthews on (513) 549-6991 if you have questions or wish to discuss further. Please RSVP for this event if you support what we are trying to do!

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