SITES Student Program Kickoff (No. Delaware)

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BDPA Northern Delaware chapter had a kickoff on November 11, 2009 to share information about their Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. …

BDPA Northern Delaware chapter had a kickoff on November 11, 2009 to share information about their Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

SITES is an umbrella of youth programs for K-12 diverse students and those in underserved communities

The mission of SITES is to expose youth to the many facets of the Information Technology (IT) industry and empower them with the skills to succeed in their professional careers.

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  • 1. BDPA Northern Delaware Chapter Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship Student Kickoff November 11, 2009
  • 2.
    • Agenda
      • Introductions
      • SITES
      • IT Showcase
      • 2009 Program
      • What is HSCC?
  • 3. Black Data Processing Associates Introduction
    • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields.
      • BDPA is a diverse representation of information technology professionals.
      • Membership consist of programmers, analysts, entrepreneurs, consultants, telecommunications specialist, managers, data security, technical writers, network administrators, quality assurance/test engineers and so on.
  • 4. Black Data Processing Associates Introduction
    • Founded by Earl Pace and David Wimberly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975
    • Formed out of concern about the lack of minority representation in the information technology industry
    • Second Chapter founded in Washington, D.C. in 1978; Third Chapter founded in Cleveland Ohio in 1979; More than 55 active chapters today
    • BDPA was restructured as a National Organization in 1979
  • 5. Black Data Processing Associates Introduction
    • BDPA Northern Chapter, chartered in 2007, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of professionals working in the IT Industry or anyone having an interest in information technology.
    • Major Accomplishments
      • 2008 1 st Place IT Showcase High School Winner
      • 2009 Best Managed Chapter
      • 2009 Most Developed Chapter
      • 2009 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd Place IT Showcase High School Winner
      • 2009 IT Showcase College Winner
  • 6.
    • BDPA NDC SITES Facilitation Leads
      • TBD – VP SITES
      • Frederick Smith III – IT Showcase Advisor
    • National SITES Representatives
      • Danna Sturdivant – HSCC National Coordinator
      • Dr. Jesse Bemley - IT Showcase Program Founder
  • 7.
    • Introductions
      • Student Participants
        • Name
        • School
        • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
        • College Major (current or future)
        • One word answer: If you were a part of a team building a bridge. Would you rather design the bridge or build the bridge?
  • 8.
    • SITES
      • Youth Programs for K-12 diverse students and those in underserved communities
      • Mission Statement
        • To expose youth to the many facets of the Information Technology (IT) industry and empower them with the skills to succeed in their professional careers.
  • 9.
    • IT Showcase Overview
      • The BDPA IT Showcase is an advanced technology forum where High School and College students from across the nation demonstrate their research and theories in the fields of technology.
      • Participation categories
        • High School
        • Undergraduate students
  • 10.
    • Educational & Professional Development
      • One or more of the STEM subjects
      • Verbal and Written Communications Skills
      • Presentation Skills
      • Leadership Skills
      • Business Management Skills
      • Innovative Thought Leadership Skills
  • 11.
    • Information Technology (IT) Showcase
      • Research a technology based topic and draft a college level research paper
        • Student papers are sometimes published and the students are invited to present at professional Technology workshops
        • Students are required to select their topics and to incorporate a scientific, technology, engineering and/or mathematics component.
      • Prepare a poster/information board presenting the results of their research
  • 12.
    • IT Showcase Overview
      • Student requirements
        • Research paper (10 page minimum)
        • Powerpoint presentation based on submitted research paper
        • Poster display (3ft by 4ft) graphically depicting research topic
        • Photo Submitted with the paper,
        • Student Trip Report - Due one week after the conference.
      • Presentation requirements
        • Powerpoint presentation is given at the podium
        • Poster presentations are given in the poster display area
  • 13.
    • IT Showcase Conference Schedule
      • Day 1
        • Opening Ceremonies
        • YTC Presentations
        • Dress Rehearsal
        • Poster Setup
      • Day 2
        • Poster Presentations (Judging (Closed to Public))
        • Paper Presentations/Demonstrations (Judging Open)
      • Day 3
        • Presentations For Adults
      • Day 4
        • Student Activity
        • Gala & Awards Banquet
  • 14.
    • Value Proposition
      • Develop Technical, Leadership, and Business knowledge
      • Interact with corporate Leaders
      • Scholarship & Internship Opportunities
  • 15.
    • Youth Technology Camp
      • Students attend technology and professional development sessions during the 3 day conference
      • Students are dropped off at 8am and returned to chaperones or parents at 5pm
  • 16.
    • High School Computer Camp Overview
      • The focus is on Web Application Development utilizing such advanced level technologies as ASP, .NET (dot Net), PHP or Java. The Delaware HSCC team will utilize Java as it is currently the industry leader.
        • Basic computer concepts
        • Development methodologies
        • HTML
        • Project Management
  • 17.
    • High School Computer Camp Overview
      • The program trains an average of 25 students during the school year (November thru May). Students will work in groups of 3-5 members
      • Schaum’s Outlines Introduction to Computer Science, as the basis for the introduction to computer science instruction.
      • Choose one of the 4 technologies
        • ASP, .NET, Java, and PHP
  • 18.
    • HSCC Participation Requirements
      • Local Level Participation
        • Any High School Student (9 th thru 12 th Grade)
      • Regional & National Participation Requirements
        • Top 5-10 High School students based on:
          • Level of Participation during bi-weekly sessions
          • Completion of program assignments
          • Demonstrated understanding of program material
          • Ability to participate in the National competition in August 2010
          • Grants and donations to support 1 – 2 teams as Nationals
  • 19.
    • Let’s get started!
    • Completion of forms
    • Training Schedule & Location
    • Next Meeting Logistics
      • Date: TBD
      • Time: TBD
      • Location: TBD