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Student Information Technology Education & Scholarships (SITES)

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION 2014 

BDPA Triangle Chapter is launching its 6th year of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program, 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 hope you will encourage students attending your school to participate.  

For further Information about our SITES program see below.

 


BDPA iRadio Show, 12/7/13 at 9am

There will be a live airing Saturday, December 7 at 9am of the BDPA iRadio Show to discuss the SITES programs across the nation!  Please listen as one of our Triangle Chapter HSCC/SITES program, Rosalyn Covington shares information about our program and how more students can get involved. 

 


Help us raise scholarship funds for Triangle HSCC 2013 team!     

To give online, click > BDPA TRIANGLE HSCC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

 


BDPA Triangle Chapter  High School Computer Competition Team (2013)
 
The Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program hosted by BDPA Triangle Chapter exposes middle school and high school students to the rigors of work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet Technology skills to solve business problems. Students participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday, from April through June.  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 22 area high schools, representing 12 counties located in throughout the Research Triangle region.  Students participating in the SITES program learn dynamic skills such as: Web-based applications; JavaScript, PHP; Project Management;  Business and Problem Analysis; Application Concept/Problem - Building Concise E-Commerce Web Applications, Understanding how to approach problem resolution; Use Cases and Flowcharting; Design - building a framework; Multi-tiered environments; Mobile Applications; Database and Data Modeling; IT Security, Project Management, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, and much more.
 
These five students (aka, Tri-Squad) will compete in the 2013 BDPA National HSCC in  Washington   DC representing  BDPA Triangle Chapter.




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 carl.hill@gtscloud.com.



To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sharrarne Morton at email@mortonmediatv.com
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Related article(s) and captions for photos may be found inside each of the following newsletters:
Page 23, FEB 2013 Newsletter Black History Edition, bdpatoday
► http://www.bdpatoday.org/13/FEB13-Newsletter_Final.pdf#page=23

Cover story, Special Edition, Fall 2009 Newsletter
► http://www.ncr-bdpa.org/bdpatoday/FALL09-Newsletter_Final.pdf


BDPA-GC Tech Summit & Fundraiser with NBDPA Founder, Summer 2009 Newsletter
► http://www.bdpatoday.org/09/BDPA-GC/SUMMER09-Newsletter_GC-Final.pdf


Saturday Technology Academy

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.  

In 2009, BDPA Triangle Chapter launched its Saturday Technology Academy 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?

Student 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:

  • HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Web 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.


SITES/HSCC FaQ

What are the Program Dates?

SITES/HSCC Saturday Technology Academy begins March 8th through June 30th.


Where is the Program Location & Time?

Students will meet each Saturday at ECPI University from 9:00 AM until 12:00PM.  The campus is located at 4101 Doie Cope Road | Raleigh, NC27613.  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:

Jimmy Smith

SITES/HSCC Coordinator

BDPA Triangle Chapter

Email: rsvp@bdpatriangle.org                      

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