BDPA Oracle Scholarship

Oracle is a Silver Sponsor of BDPA.  Oracle knows talented individuals drive success, and they are willing to encourage positive workforce development through organizations such as BDPA.   As such, Oracle made the decision to offer the 9th Annual Oracle Scholarship for BDPA Studentshttps://www.slideshare.net/BDPAFoundation/oracle-scholarship-for-bdpa-students – again this year.  The winning scholars will be announced at the 2017 BDPA Scholarship Breakfast on July 28 in Cincinnati, OH.

These scholarships are available to high school students (grade 12), community college students and undergraduate college students.  The student must be studying in a STEM-related curriculum.  The  student must also be a BDPA member in good standing on or before July 1, 2017.   BDPA student membership is $25 annually.

Past Oracle scholars were helped by this funding as well as the BDPA programs and services made available to them at the local chapter level.  The next step is yours!  Do you know anyone at Chicago Public Schools who might be interested in this college scholarship?   The completed application must be received on or before Saturday, July 1, 2017.

R. Wayne Hicks, Executive Director
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
Email: execdirector@betf.org
Cell: (513) 284-4968

ABOUT BDPA

For 40 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 40+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986. Our National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) program which is a hands-on training program, has introduced tens of thousands of high school students to coding and application development while also presenting opportunities for students to obtain college scholarships due to the generosity of our sponsors and partners. Because of BDPA’s focus on students and professional members alike, we continue to support and lead the upward success of our members “from the classroom to the boardroom”.

Ethical Hacking @ The Escape on May 6

Registration is now open at http://the-escape.org/; use the code ‘cps2017’ to register at no cost.

ABOUT ESCAPE
The annual Escape conference once again brings the future of data science and sports analytics to Chicago.

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 as we welcome industry experts, solution providers, students, and faculty to Robert Morris University’s upgraded campus in the heart of downtown Chicago for this part exposition, part data boot camp.

The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies. The Escape offers an excellent forum for networking and acquisition of new skills that bridge the gap between university curricula and real-world skills demanded by industry.

Inspired by faculty from local universities, the Escape conference offers a one-of-a-kind, learning-by-doing opportunity that is co-hosted by industry leaders such as Cloudera, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tableau. Space is limited. Registration open!

Future Leaders of Chicago (FloChicago)

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floChicago is a leadership development program founded by a group of educators, principals, professionals, and civic leaders in partnership with the University of Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. floChicago will select approximately 30 high school leaders from the Chicago area to participate in 1) a week-long leadership immersion residential program on campus at The University of Chicago from August 6 through August 12, 2017, and 2) meetings and retreats throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students will have an opportunity to engage with some of Chicago’s most prominent leaders and participate in activities centered around civic engagement, leadership development, college preparation, and career exposure. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

For more information, please visit www.flochicago.org. The Application Page (www.flochicago.org/apply) contains the application as well as additional information about candidate criteria and frequently asked questions.

Feel free to contact info@flochicago.org if you have any questions, and feel free to forward this post widely to help spread the word.

TEDxMidwest Youth Talks THIS Thursday

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Mr. Solin is taking 40 students to the TEDxMidwest Youth talks at Whitney Young HS this Thursday. There are a few openings left. The event is free for students to attend.

  • Bus will leave Lane at 10am, and leave to return from WYHS at 2pm arriving back at Lane around 2:30pm (periods 3-7).
  • Submitting form does NOT guarantee a spot. It will be first come first served. Must be able to get permits picked up from Mr. Solin Tuesday before school in room 134 and return with all signatures by Wed. You will be notified by 6am Tuesday by email if you are invited to attend.
  • If you want to go, and you KNOW you’ll be in school Thursday (last day before Spring Break AND pre-gridding day for AP), submit the form linked below to apply.
  • PDF of event details and speakers attached below.

TEDxMidwest Program

Link to Submit Application