Greater Columbia BDPA Chapter to Host Regional Competition

High School students will demonstrate their STEM skills at Greater Columbia 2012 BDPA Southeast Regional High School Computer and IT Showcase Competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, at IT-oLogy, a local sponsor of the event. BDPA Greater Columbia chapter will host the event, with participants arriving in South Carolina from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and Washington, DC. The regional competition is a warm-up for the national HSCC and IT Showcase championships held August 1-4, 2012 at the National BDPA Technology Conference in Baltimore, MD.

BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is an internationally recognized organization of IT professionals whose goals include preparing young people who are interested in becoming the next generation of ‘Information Technology Thought Leaders’ in academia and corporate America. The regional and national HSCC championships are part of the BDPA science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pipeline summarized in its motto, ‘From the Classroom to the Boardroom’.

At the national level, BDPA hosts a computer competition at its annual conference and each chapter is invited to bring a five-member team to compete. Winners at the national level are rewarded with scholarships and sponsor-donated items, up to and including laptop computers.

9:00- 9:30           Opening Ceremony ( IT- oLogy theatre – 1st floor)
                                    Proceed to 2nd floor for competitions

9:30 – 11:00       IT Showcase Competitions
HSCC Oral and Written Competitions

11:00 – 12:00     Lunch

12:00 –  1:00      IT Showcase Awards  Presentation

12:00– 4:00     HSCC Programming Competition

4:00 –  5:00      HSCC  Presentations

5:00 – 5:45      HSCC  Awards Presentation

5:45 – 6:00      Closing remarks  


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