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”.

Lane Tech Women in CS Conference 2016

The Women in CS Conference 2016 Registration opens Monday! Everyone is welcome!

Want to network with computer science and technology gurus or learn "How to Be A Tech Billionaire" from our Keynote Speaker and Oracle Consulting Manager Lily Gulik? In an effort to recruit more students into the field of Computer science Lane Tech High School is hosting it’s second annual Women in Computer Science Conference. This conference is designed for any high school students to experience different avenues of computer science through workshops conducted by professional females in the CS field. Space is limited for the workshops, RSVP by February 3 by registering at: http://tinyurl.com/WCS2016Conf. PDF attached as well.

Conference details:
Lane Technical High School
February 6, 2016
Registration 8:30-9am
Conference 9-11:30AM
Questions/Clean up 11:30am-Noon

The Conference features workshops and speakers by Oracle, Power Reviews, 8th light and Girls Who Code. Each young woman will hear our Keynote Speaker Lily Gulik and attend two 40 minute computer science workshops.

Featured workshops:
Workshop: Intro Drawing with Processing
Workshop: Data Structures in Java
Workshop: What is Data Analytics?
Workshop: Intro into EarSketch-CS Through Music Remixing
Workshop: Intro Android App Development-Making a music App in Android Studio
Workshop: Visual Manipulation- Intro into Patterns of Design in Software

Women in CS Conference 2016.ppt