Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BDPA IT Showcase Winners (2003-2013)


Milt Haynes and I asked Dr. Jesse Bemley to create a program in 2003 for our High School Computer Competition alumni and college students. We wanted the program to encourage more African American students to seek Ph.D recognition in the hard science fields.

Dr. Bemley created the Information Technology (IT) Showcase.

The BDPA IT Showcase allows student presenters from educational institutions all over the United States to showcase their research papers on advanced computing topics to an audience of students and IT professionals. Some of the topics covered in the past include: intelligent technologies, wearable computing technologies, web technologies, parallel computing technologies, computing curricula and computer graphics technologies.

Here are past IT Showcase Winners:
2003 - Philadelphia, PA
High School Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Bryan Bemley, Washington, DC
  • 2nd place: Mr. Eric Lamison-White, Bowie, MD
  • 3rd place: Ms. Jessica Eggleston, Columbia, SC

College Division
  • 1st place: Ms. Swathi Nibhanupudi, University of Cincinnati
  • 2nd place: Mr. Wesley Williams, University of Chattanooga
  • 3rd place: Mr. Ayyub Wright, University of Memphis

2004 - Dallas, TX
High School Division

  • 1st place: Andre Strong, Thomas Edison HS, Alexandria, VA
  • 2nd place: Eric Lamison-White, Bowie HS, Bowie,MD
  • 3rd place: Julian Waller, Carroll HS, Washington DC

College Division
  • 1st place: Robert Garcia, DePaul University
  • 2nd place: Jessye Bemley, North Carolina A&T University
  • 3rd place: Chris Holt, Southern Illinois University

2005 - Detroit, MI
High School Division

  • 1st place: Bryan Bemley, Carroll HS, Washington, DC
  • 2nd place: Eric Lamison-White, Bowie HS, Bowie, MD
  • 3rd place: Joshua Wallace, Duval HS, Lanham, MD

College Division
  • 1st place: Chris Holt, Southern Illinois University
  • 2nd place: Darrell Edmonds, North Carolina A&T University
  • 3rd place: Darren Lamison-White, Bowie State University

2006 - Los Angeles, CA
High School Division

  • 1st Place: Eric Lamison-White, Bowie High School, Bowie, MD
  • 2nd Place: Malcom Parker, Mayfair High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 3rd Place: Alicia Simmonds, Frederick Douglass HS, Upper Marlboro, MD

College Division
  • 1st Place: Raymond McGill, Jr., Cornell University
  • 2nd Place: Jessye Bemley, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 3rd Place: Myles Singleton, Illinois State University

2007 - Washington, DC
High School Division

  • 1st Place: Jahmal Chase, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2nd Place: Amber Gosby, Mt. Healthy High School, Cincinnati, OH
  • 3rd Place: Christian Loggins, Eastern High School, Washington, DC
College Division
  • 1st Place: Delano Robinson, University of Minnesota Crookston
  • 2nd Place: Jessye Bemley, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 3rd Place: Darren Lamison-White, Bowie State University

2008 - Atlanta, GA
High School Division
  • 1st Place: Fred Smith, III, Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, D
  • 2nd Place: Tyrell Ferguson, North Point High School, Waldorf, MD
  • 3rd Place: Cadeal Chase, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
College Division
  • 1st Place: Tiffany McCormick, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 2nd Place: Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
  • 3rd Place: Jessye Bemley, North Carolina A&T State University

2009 IT Showcase Students

2009 - Raleigh, NC
High School Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Naaman Cephas, Hodgson Vo-Tec High School (Newark, DE)
  • 2nd place: Mr. Marcus Smith, Pencader Charter High School (New Castle DE)
  • 3rd place: Ms. Whitney Wilson, Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, DE)

College Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Frederick Smith III, California University of Pennsylvania
  • 2nd place: Mr. Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
  • 3rd place: Ms. Jovanna Foreman, North Carolina Central University

2010 IT Showcase Winners

2010 - Philadelphia, PA
High School Division

  • 1st place: Ms. Cherise Poole, Pencader Charter High School (New Castle DE)
  • 2nd place: Ms. Kenyatta Malloy, Friendly High School (Washington DC)
  • 3rd place: Ms. Whitney Wilson, Pencader Charter High School (New Castle DE)
College Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Frederick Smith III, California University of Pennsylvania
  • 2nd place: Mr. Naaman Cephas, Delaware Technical & Community College
  • 3rd place: Mr. Ahmed Mahamad, University of Minnesota

2011 - Chicago, IL
High School Division
  • 1st place: Ms. Whitney Wilson, Pencader Charter High School (New Castle DE)
  • 2nd place: Ms. Nathasha Sowell, Warren Central High School (Indianapolis, IN)
  • 3rd place: Mr. Marcus Smith, Pencader Charter High School (New Castle DE)
College Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Michael Bijou, Bowie State University
  • 2nd place: Ms. Shaneece Davis, North Carolina Central University
  • 3rd place: Mr. Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
2012 - Baltimore, MD
High School Division
  • 1st place: Ms. Tyra Foulks, Irmo High School (Columbia, SC)
  • 2nd place: Mr. Wesley Walker, Groveport Madison High School (Groveport, OH)
  • 3rd place: Ms. Brandi Taylor, Irmo High School (Columbia, SC)
College Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Michael Bijou, Bowie State University
  • 2nd place: Mr. Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
  • 3rd place: Mr. Adwait Walimbe, University of Minnesota
2013 - Baltimore, MD
High School Division
  • 1st place: Mr. Jared Sherrod, Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security (Wilmington, DE)
  • 2nd place: Mr. Ian Crowder, Oak Park River Forest High School (Oak Park, IL)
  • 3rd place: Ms. Brandi Taylor, Irmo High School (Columbia, SC)
College Division
  • 1st place: Ms. Jazzmine Bess, Florida A&M University
  • 2nd place: Ms. Jessica Boardley, University of Delaware
  • 3rd place: Mr. Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
 These are truly some remarkable students. We will follow their educational progress to determine how many of them receive their Ph.D. in the hard science field. In the meantime, it would be great to hear from you. What are your thoughts as you review this list of winners?

2 comments:

Wayne Hicks said...

Our 2012 IT Showcase champion in the high school division - Tyra Foulks - began her freshman year at North Carolina A&T University.

Very cool...

silkysoul said...

I appreciate posts such as this one because they help the Central IL chapter tell the story of our accomplishments! Thank you!