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Navy to Commission its First NBDPA Student Alumna from
High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
Midshipman Stevenson is a Neuroscience major and plans to attend medical school after completing the Navy's Basic Division Officer's Course (B-DOC) and the Advanced Ship Handling and Tactics (ASAT) course required for Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualifications. On Friday, May 10, 2013, 1:30PM EDT, Midshipman First Class Stevenson will join her Navy and Marine Corps shipmates during a formal U.S. Naval Officer Commissioning Ceremony for her NROTC Class of 2013 at the Duke University Chapel. NBDPA's Triangle Chapter in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, once again will be a part of history as they host a reception for the Stevenson Family, military, BDPA Members, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Members, and special guests, on Friday, May 10th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, First Flight Venture Center (main Conference Room) - 2 Davis Drive in RTP, NC.
BDPA Triangle meets at the First Flight Venture Center each month. If interested or available to attend above listed events, BDPA Members may contact NBDPA's Southern Region Vice President, Teresa Williams, at Teresa.Williams@BDPA.org or NBDPA's Triangle Chapter President, Carl Hill, at email@example.com.
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Page 23, FEB 2013 Newsletter Black History Edition, bdpatoday
Cover story, Special Edition, Fall 2009 Newsletter
BDPA-GC Tech Summit & Fundraiser with NBDPA Founder, Summer 2009 Newsletter
BDPA Triangle Chapter is currently enrolling area youth for the Saturday Technology Academy, an intellectually challenging program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer science. Students in grades 9th through 12th who live in the Triangle area are eligible to participate in the program. The comprehensive program creates a foundation for student academic and career success. We encourage students attending area schools to participate in our program.
BDPA Triangle Chapter launched its Saturday
to administer the Student Information
Technology & Education Scholarship (SITES) program. Our SITES/HSCC program enrolled 30 youth
(ages 14 – 18) that year representing 16 different area high schools and 8 cities in the
Triangle region in a 24-week program.
During our inaugural year of the program youth attended
Saturday sessions at NCCU - School of Business,
Computer Information Science Department, along with sessions in a Virtual
(online) Classroom. Youth learned
computer technologies and programming concepts including Applications,
Database, Personal Web Server Technologies, Web Page Development, IT Security,
Public Speaking and Presentation. The 2009 Tri Squad team from BDPA Triangle Chapter was ranked # 2 at the SE Regional High School Computer
Competition, and represented the Triangle area at the National High School
Computer Competition. To view more photos of our youth in action, visit our "Photo Gallery" page.
What is SITES/HSCC?
Information Technology & Education Scholarship
(SITES) is a nationally recognized
program aimed at increasing the success of students who enter collegiate
environments and technology-laden workplace by exposing them to the rigors of
work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet
Technology skills to solve business problems.
The SITES course is a comprehensive program lead by IT professionals,
which provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a
global economy. The 12-week (Saturday Academy) course includes course manuals
and web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking,
hands-on-labs, instructor training and support, and focuses
on industry standard certifications.
BDPA Triangle Chapter - SITES / Saturday Technology Academy has enrolled students from 20 area high
schools, representing 11 counties. Students participating in the SITES program learn dynamic
skills such as:
Page Design, Flow Charting, JSTL Expression Language, Database design, IT
Security, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, and much more.
High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
At the conclusion of the
12-week SITES program held during our Saturday Technology Academy, five students are selected to represent the Triangle
area at the SE Regional HSCC and National High School Computer Competition
(HSCC). The national competition is held during the annual BDPA National
Technology Conference. These students engage in advanced HSCC training for an
additional eight weeks in preparation to compete for college scholarships and
prizes at the regional and national competition.
Established in 1986, the
National High School Computer Competition has educated high school students
throughout the nation about Information Technology through competition and teamwork. Each team is required to prepare and
present per specifications, an IT-related solution to a team of judges (IT
professionals and entrepreneurs). The competition team participants enjoy an all expense paid trip to the Regional and National High School Computer Competition. Youth showcase their talents in the HSCC that consist of a timed computerized written exam, oral questions and the development of a web application per specifications.
Area students not selected for the HSCC team are encouraged to attend the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC) also held simultaneously during the BDPA National Technology Conference. Once at the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC),
students are able to attend Workshops and Seminars covering topics related to
Personal Development, Academic Development, Youth Entrepreneurship and
Information Technology. Students participate in YTC activities including, Corporate Sponsored luncheons and
receptions, visits to educational and cultural sites (i.e. corporations, museums), as well
as, networking events with IT professionals and students from around the
country. Additionally, youth can
participate in a separately held national T-Shirt Design Competition, along
with, tour area colleges and universities.
What are the Program Dates?
SITES/HSCC Saturday Technology Academy
begins April 13th through June 30th.
Where is the Program Location &
Students will meet each
Saturday at ITT Tech (Durham campus) from 9:00 AM until 12:00PM. The campus is located at 3518 Westgate Drive, Suite 150, Durham, NC 27707. For directions, click > Google Maps
Is there a program cost?
There is a $50.00 enrollment
fee to participate in the program.
Scholarships and financial aid are available for students.
What materials do students need?
Students are expected to attend each
class with a flash drive, notebooks, pens and pencils, with a few lucky attendees
selected to receive incentive prizes.
How can students register for the program?
To register click-on link > SITES Registration.
More questions?...contact our SITES/HSCC Coordinator:
BDPA Triangle Chapter