BDPA Huntsville Helps Students Get Wired Up!

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HUNTSVILLE, AL — National BDPA’s Huntsville Chapter was given the opportunity to train students about STEM at Mae Jemison High School. BDPA Members Bernard Nealy, Brandon Fields, Pat King and Jason Bradshaw were the instructors for this training session.

The training session included high school seniors from Mae Jemison, one high school senior and two elementary students from Birmingham who were guests of the instructors. During the session the students had the opportunity experience electrical engineering by connecting a Raspberry Pi microcomputer to a CAMJam Kit breadboard by wiring the two devices together. While also installing resistors, and red, green, & yellow lights to the breadboard.

Once the students completed wiring the two devices together they connected the Raspberry Pi to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. After it was safely connected the students then were able to connect power to the Pi and proceed to use Python programming to complete the project. Once they completed the code which dictates how the Pi provides power to the breadboard, to each light, and when to halt from sending electrical current, then their results would either be red, yellow, or the green lights to power on.

Participating students really enjoyed the training and asked when the next training sessions would be held. These students are our inspiration to do what we do.

Source and photo creditbdpahsv.org

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

Commemorate Baltimore’s Innovation Week, Hispanic Heritage month, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month next weekend in Baltimore with Regional SHPE, NSBE, and BDPA Chapters!

October 12-13, 2019  |  University of Baltimore |  Media Sponsor: bdpatoday

Minority Innovation Weekend | October 12-13, 2019 in Baltimore

Grass-Roots Tech Organization Reaches 20-Year Youth Tech Milestone

SEAT PLEASANT, MDPatriots Technology Training Center (Patriots) 20th annual Youth Summit on Technology launched Saturday, May 6, 2017 with a Mix and Mingle breakfast session, industry keynote speaker, career and organization exhibits. Members congratulated Patriots’ Founder and Executive Director, Thurman Jones (next photo, far right), for reaching their 20-year milestone.

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College and technical career workshops were conducted by Industry with parents, students, and community leaders. Parent workshops on tuition for college, financial resources for college, and federal agency programs that provide internships were presented to attendees and BDPA Student Members.

IMG_8310This year’s tech summit was an exciting one-day technology forum bringing Patriots’ students together with high-tech, government, and education professionals from the National Capital Region in fun-filled learning environments.

Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart (above), U.S. Marine Corps, provided the keynote address. General Stewart is the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Patriot’s Tech Summits are designed to introduce and prepare students for college and open new possibilities for each of them to pursue a new career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).  This year’s Youth Tech Summit competitions included:

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  • Computer Building
  • Cyber Security
  • Flight Simulation
  • Renewable Energy
    Patro Tech  Jeopardy Game

Prior to the turn of the century in the mid to late 1990’s, Patriots Technology Training Center hosted National BDPA’s Washington D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC) high school computer competition (HSCC) training programs.  Patriots also engages in Lego, Robotics, Bio-Medical, Solar System, Flight Simulation, Video Design, Cyber Security and Science Bowl competitions.

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Patriots’ students and BDPA Student Members also attend annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conferences, annual Regional BDPA Innovation Summits, and participate in National BDPA Technology Conference coding (HSCC) and IT Showcase competitions.

Sources:
Patriots Technology Training Center
BDPA Washington, D.C.
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Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Please join the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) 2017 finalists as they display and present their research at the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington, D.C.

intelsts2015On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Regeneron STS finalists will discuss their projects with visitors who share an enthusiasm for science research. Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron are proud to support these students and hope the exhibition and interaction with them will inspire students, teachers, parents, scientists, and others. Admission is free.

Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including eight Nobel Prizes, five National Medals of Science and two Fields Medals.

intelsts2015_scottAnnually, over 1,800 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Above, BDPA Washington’s Keith Scott with Industry
executives during Intel STS Awards Gala.

Contact the Society for additional information about the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

National Geographic Society
1145 17th St N.W
Washington, D.C.

Members of the media and bdpatoday staffers may contact Gayle Kansagor for more information.

— Source and cover photo:  Regeneron STS 2017
Award photos: BDPA Washington, D.C.

Patriots Technology Training Center to Host 19th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Seat Pleasant, MD—”Empowering Students Through Technology” has been the mission for over 19 years by increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ultimately leading towards college education and career paths in these fields. Over the years, Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) has partnered with major technology corporations, governments, non-profits such as BDPA, and related foundations to support their mission.

pttc-cyber2015bPatriots’ program stems from having an annual Youth Summit on Technology, Summer Camps and the Patriots STEM Carnival. Patriots also engages in Lego, Robotics, Bio-medical, Solar System, Flight Simulation, Video Design, Cyber Security and Science Bowl competitions. PTTC students have attended the National Society of Black Engineers conferences from Charlotte, NC; Boston, MA; Las Vegas, NV; to Dallas, TX.

This year, Patriots Technology Training Center will host their 19th annual Youth Summit on Technology at Bowie State University, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Select here for details.

—Source and photos: Patriots Technology Training Center

Don’t miss the largest celebration of STEM in the US!

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo at Washington Convention Center

April 16-17, 2016

WASHINGTON—What is the universe made of? Why did dinosaurs go extinct? What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to with math? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What do fossils and rocks tell us about the Earth’s secrets? What does baseball have to do with physics? Find out at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo! Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

USASEF_16The two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. More than 350K+ attendees will celebrate science at the Expo, and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, hear stories of inspiration and courage, and rock out to science during our incredible stage show performances.

The Expo is the pinnacle event of the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held in the greater Washington D.C. area in April 2016. The Festival is a collaboration of over 1,000 of the nation’s leading science and engineering organizations. For more information on all Festival events and how you can get involved, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.

Source: http://www.usasciencefestival.org

Science Fair @ The White House

WASHINGTON—This year’s White House Science Fair highlighted the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and innovators.

sci-fairWHStudents who attended this year’s Science Fair attempted to tackle some of our Nation’s greatest challenges – from combating climate change, to uncovering new ways to fight cancer, to discovering ways to reach farther beyond our atmosphere as a part of the Mars generation.

Select here to discover more

— Source and photos: White House, #WHScienceFair

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