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The BDPA Insider - January 16, 2011

The BDPA Insider - January 16, 2011

The BDPA Insider - January 16, 2011

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!
In this issue:

Route 66: The Road to the 2006 National BDPA HSCC Championship
Message from New York Chapter President
Grant Approval: Microsoft ($17,910)
Blacks in Science and Technology
Youngest African American Male Bio-Engineer
IT in 2011: The State of the Employment Market

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The 2011 conference is rapidly approaching, and we are gearing up to take this exciting event to new heights in Chicago!  We are actively seeking presenters who will ...

IgniteInspire and Empower:

our conference workshop attendees and equip them with the necessary tools, resources, and/or information needed to prepare them for becoming the best technologists they can be.  
Please review the attached submission requirements and specifications for "Call for Presenters" or click on the link below:

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Gibran McDuffie is the coordinator of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program conducted each year by BDPA Chicago chapter. One of the components of the SITES program is the annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC).

There have been 25 HSCC championships held in the United States since the first one took place back in 1986. In recent years the HSCC championships have been dominated by the BDPA chapter in Rochester, MN.
2006 HSCC Champions (Chicago)

However, there is one team that has beaten BDPA Southern Minnesota over the past six years. BDPA Chicago's HSCC team won the national championship in 2006.
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Dear BDPA Members and Supporters,

BDPA New York is officially inviting high school and college students to participate in our 2011 Information Technology (IT Showcase) program.

The Information Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters to showcase their talents by presenting technology based research projects. The presentations represent advanced STEM based topics delivered by highly motivated high school and undergraduate college students. Each student researches a technology based topic and drafts a college level research paper. The students also prepare a poster or information board presenting the results of their research. The papers are submitted for presentation to corporate, educational and industry leaders. Student papers are sometimes published and the students may be invited to present at professional Technology workshops such as the TeraGrid and the National BDPA Annual Technology Conference. 

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) works each year to obtain any software needed by BDPA for its programs and services. One of our partners in this effort is Microsoft.

We work through the folks at Tech Soup to request software donations from Microsoft. We were pleased to learn that Microsoft approved $17,910 in software donations

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Tyrone Taborn, the publisher of Career Communications Group, served on the BDPA Board of Directors for a number of years. Tyrone uses the media to document the progress of African Americans in science, engineering and technology. His company created the following video that shares our legacy in these fields.

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By Kai Dupe, Where are Blacks in Technology
Cortlan James Wickliff, at nineteen (19) years old, was the youngest African-American male to attain a bioengineering degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Cortlan is now attending Harvard Law School to complete a JD in Intellectual Property and Patent Law. He also plans to complete a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

From an early age he has displayed a profound and unusual sense of the world in which he lives and the role that he has been called to play as a student, leader and community activist, regularly seeking to give back and encourage his peers to likewise pursue stretch goals. A few weeks after his 15th birthday, Cortlan left home to began his college experience at the University of North Texas. 

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2010 has been a year of significant change for the IT industry – but what does 2011 hold for the IT professional? This report provides insight into the IT market, including job prospects and IT strategies for the year ahead. Discover what skills you might need for 2011, how to grow and become more efficient.

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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!

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

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1 comment:

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Is there any BDPA-related content that the folks here on BDPA TAC blog hope to see in coming days and weeks?

peace, Wayne