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BDPATC Students & Coordinators at 2018 BDPA Conference in New Orleans, LA











Keynote Speaker Dr. Rochelle Newton, Founder of Minorities in STEM pose with youth during 

 BDPATC Saturday Technology Academy Closing Ceremony held at ECPI University in Raleigh.












                           Lyndon Bowen                        Chad Thomas                         Amon Ferrell

                          Senior @ NCCU                Senior @ NC A&T Univ.        SE Raleigh HS c/o 2018

                            Data Analyst                   Software Development         User Interface Redesign

                            Eli Lilly & Co.                                 IBM                                      Lenovo



To view more about our youth in action, click links below:


> BDPATC Youth Internship Experience at Lenovo


> BDPATC Youth Create Keep Me Safe Mobile App







BDPA Triangle Chapter Youth Score Big at National Competitions


 BDPATC Students & Coordinators at 2017 BDPA Awards Gala in Cincinnati, OH

We're proud to announce BDPA Triangle youth won 2nd Place at the National Mobile App Competition, and 3rd Place at the National High School Computer Competition
(HSCC) held in Cincinnati, OH in July 2017.  
Through the support of SIM-RTP and other corporate partners, we enabled Triangle area youth enrolled in our BDPA Triangle Saturday Technology Academy (aka, SITES) 
to attend the annual competitions held during the 39th Annual BDPA National Technology Conference.  Our youth represented the region in superb fashion competing


Notable results included:


-- BDPA Triangle youth (Amon Ferrell) won 2nd Place at the National Mobile App Competition.

-- BDPA Triangle HSCC Team (Lyndon Bowen, Allen Ivy, Asiya Kokayi, Mathew Mugeni, Braxton Smith) won 3rd Place at the National High School Computer Competition.


-- BDPA Triangle youth were awarded a $7,000 in scholarships collectively for their outstanding performance at the competitions, 

-- BDPA Triangle youth were awarded $10,000 in scholarships via Oracle Corp.

-- BDPA Triangle youth were selected for two summer internship placements with Eli Lilly & Co. 
In addition, our students participated in the National Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attending presentations and workshops in DevOps, and more.  The students also participated in "Youth Jam Code Day", where they learned to code & create their own virtual world, while working in teams using tools available in Minecraft to bring their 
world to life.
Our youth also networked with IT Professionals (including Senior level executives) during the conference, as well as attended BDPA Career Fair where they had a chance 
to meet & interview with companies like Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, GMC. and numerous others.  Company recruiters were quite impressed with our high school students offering them opportunities to receive internships next summer.  
This was once again a tremendous experience for our youth, as well as thankful to our Coordinators and supporters.  We are very proud of their achievements!!



 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarships (SITES)


Information & Registration 


Launched in 2009, BDPA Triangle Chapter administers 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.  All students attending an area high school are encouraged to participate.


Through our Saturday Technology Academy, the SITES program 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 (April - June).  The 12-week course includes 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's SITES Saturday Technology Academy has enrolled students representing 25 area high schools and 13 counties located throughout the Research Triangle (NC) region.  Students participating in the SITES program learn dynamic skills such 
as: Web-based applications; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP; Business and Problem Analysis; Application Concept / Problem - Building Concise E-Commerce Web Applications, Understanding how to approach problem resolution; Use Cases & Flowcharting; Design & building a framework; Multi-tiered environments; Mobile Applications; Database Management and Data Modeling; IT Security, Project Management, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, and much more.

At conclusion of the program students are selected to compete in regional and national competitions 
representing BDPA Triangle Chapter.


For further Information about our SITES program see below.





                                                                                   BDPA Triangle Chapter students ((aka, Tri-Squad) 

                                                                       at 2016 National HSCC in Atlanta, GA




BDPA Triangle Chapter students at 2016 Southeast Regional HSCC

held at MetLife campus in Cary, NC




BDPA Triangle Chapter students with Speakers, Coordinators and Volunteers 

at 2016 Graduation Ceremony held at ECPI University campus in Raleigh, NC




                                                                          BDPA Triangle Chapter team ((aka, Tri-Squad) 

                                                              at 2015 National HSCC in Washington, DC




                                             BDPA Triangle Chapter team ((aka, Tri-Squad) won 2nd Place

                                             Mid Atlantic Regional High School Computer Competition 2015



Navy Commissions 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, Midshipman First Class Stevenson joined 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, was once again part of history as we host a reception for the Stevenson Family, military, BDPA Members,   National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Members, and special guests at First Flight Venture Center (main Conference Room) - 2 Davis Drive in RTP, NC.


About SITES Saturday Technology Academy

SITES 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, 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?


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 16-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, Programming Languages (example: JAVA, PHP, ASP), Web Page Design, Flow Charting, JSTL Expression Language, Relational Database Design and Management (ex, MYSQL), IT Security, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, Project Management, and much more.


High School Computer Competition (HSCC)

At the conclusion of the 16-week SITES program held during our Saturday Technology Academy, five students are selected to represent the Triangle area at 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 6 - July 27.

Where is the Program Location & Time?


Students will meet each Saturday at ECPI University from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  The campus is located at 4101 Doie Cope Road | Raleigh, NC 27613.  

For directions, click > Google Maps

Is there a program cost?


There is a $50.00 enrollment fee to participate in the program.  Fee waiver, scholarships and financial aid is 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 us via email >                       



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