Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SITES Team (Chicago, 2015)

BDPA Chicago is the 2nd-largest chapter in the nation, however, they are making a top-ranked effort to provide meaningful STEM-based training for young people it the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The SITES program teaches 5th through 12th grade students to create web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Ajax, and PHP. In addition to technical topics, BDPA Chicago students are coached in effective study habits, presentation skills, professionalism, and leadership.

The top five students in the SITES program will be invited to represent the chapter and the city in the 2015 National BDPA High School Computer Competition championship. Students are judged on participation, homework, and test scores will participate in the national competition.   BDPA Chicago has produced HSCC champions in the past ... can they repeat as champions in 2015?

Back row (L-R):  Richard Alvarez, Lorenzo Bautista, Rakim Verner, Tyrese Cook, DeVaughn Welch, 
Martin Salazar, Abraham Valle, Bernard “Tre” Dickens (trainer/alumni)
Front Row (L-R):  Hadiyah Muhammad, Cassandra Rivera
BDPA Chicago students are encouraged to pursue post-secondary education, be the best that they can be, and encourage others to do the same.

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