BDPA Education and Technology Foundation via Crowdrise
October 19, 2012
BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2015
BDPA St. Louis chapter plans to give out $1,000 scholarships to each of the five (5) students that earn a spot on the city's national team competing at the 30th annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held Aug 19-22, 2015 in Washington DC. The chapter wants to build on the success of their 2012 team which finished in 2nd place at the national HSCC championships ... the highest finish in the history of the chapter.
The mission of the BDPA St. Louis chapter is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.
This Crowdrise Project seeks to raise $5,000 to fully fund these college scholarships for the 2015 HSCC team. Our hope is that we can find 10 people to join our fundraising team.
WHAT IS HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER COMPETITION?
HSCC is a computer instructional program available to St. Louis students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking and career development. BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help grow a passion in these young people for science, technology and mathematics!
Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the national HSCC championship is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.
Our hope is that these students will matriculate to college and obtain a degree in science, technology or mathematics. Won't you help us? Just click on the buttons over on the right-hand side -- MAKE A DONATION or JOIN OUR TEAM -- so that we can make a difference with the young people in St. Louis.