Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can We Create the Future Face of Technology in BDPA?

Did you watch Soledad O'Brien share insights on the NewMe Accelerator journey in "Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley"? The point was made that there are very few African Americans being funded for technology start-ups in Silicon Valley. It is obvious that creating a vanguard of technology CEOs begins with the education that we give to our young people.

Check out this video to see how one woman seeks to make a difference at an early age for students of color:

There are a number of other organizations trying to create future STEM superstars. The future face of technology can be seen in the story of BDPA Atlanta chapter member Wesley Williams who is featured in this CNN interview.

We already know that the students use technology, we are trying to show them how they can be involved in creating technology, ” said Wayne Hicks, executive director of the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

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