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Powered by local BDPA Chapters, your Tablets for Teens (T4T) initiative provides new mobile learning and application development platforms to students participating in the following programs:
Mobile App Showcase (Mobile Apps)
IT Showcase (White Papers + Poster Presentation)
Smart City Showcase (White Papers + Mobile Apps)
National JROTC Cyber Programs or Local JROTC STEM Projects
Computing + Coding Competitions
Cyber and Robotics Competitions
STEM + STEAM Competitions
Gaming + Gamification Projects
Modeling, Simulation, + Analytics Projects
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WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) — Participating BDPA Chapters, ICT Industry Sponsors, and local Mission Partners support and encourage STEM participation with Title-I schools and JROTC Units.
In FY22. direct support includes increased employee resource group (ERG) engagements, more employee paid time off (PTO) for community STEM programs, and student community-service hours for direct participation with tech or cybersecurity-related STEM activities or interactive webinars with local BDPA Chapters and neighborhood schools.
Each year, impact investments support continued distributions of free and low-cost computing devices for students which including distribution of new cellular wireless hot spots for student families with low or no broadband services in the their homes.
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NASA OPSPARC finalists win new tablets from BDPA
WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) —NASA's 2018 OPSPARC finalists received new Amazon Fire HD tablets from Best Buy and National BDPA's host chapter in Washington, D.C., BDPA-DC (BDPAdc.org) during BDPA's annual Earth Day Tech Summit, #CyberEarth18.
Annual Earth Day Tech Summits are co-hosted on or near local HBCU campuses. In 2018, student finalists Bria Snell, India Skinner, and Mikayla Sharrieff, also known as “S3“, were 11th grade scholars and varsity cheerleaders from the District’s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School who volunteered at the Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) in Washington, D.C. In3 co-hosted 2018's Earth Day Tech Summit with BDPA at Howard University.
View related Earth Day Tech Summit stories at bdpatoday.com.
BDPA Philadelphia in partnership with bdpatoday donates new robots and Raspberry Pi 4 PC kits with new Samsung tablets to a local elementary school for the 2022 school year and "Move-Up Day!"
Student finalists from U.S. BDPA Chapter cities are invited to participate in annual I.T. Showcase and Mobile App Showcase events. Now more than ever, Junior Developers (Jr. Devs) in Middle Schools, STEM coaches, and coding mentors are invited.
← Mrs. Angelique Leizerowicz-Taylor, Principal, Pennell Elemntary School, provides opening remarks during the school's Spring 2021 Move-Up Day ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.
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Industry 4.0 and National BDPA's Student I.T. Education and Scholarship programs
WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) — The Best Buy Foundation has approved a grant to BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPAdc.org) in direct support of the association’s Tablets For Teens program. Grant reporting and requirements for this next phase provide details on precisely how funds are used to support this rapidly emerging digital divide initiative.
BDPA-DC is supporting the following mission sets with Title-I schools and JROTC Units across the National Capital Region collocated within the Chapter's primary area of responsibility. Direct support includes distribution of free or low-cost computing devices to students and distribution of new cellular wireless hot spots to students with low or no broadband service at home.
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BDPA Huntsville’s 2020 SITES Finalists receive new Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets from the Association’s Tablets For Teens initiative after their technical showcase competitions during National BDPA’s 45th Anniversary and virtual BDPA2020 Annual Conference. Photo © 2020 BDPA Huntsville, AL.
BDPA Student Member SITES finalists from National BDPA's Detroit Chapter receive new Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet computers from the association's Tablets For Teens program for BDPA2020 participation and awards.
Each year, student finalists representing U.S. BDPA Chapter cities are invited to participate in annual regional or national I.T. Showcase events or Mobile App Showcase events.
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Washington—On Thursday, November 21, 2019 students from Dunbar High School and National BDPA's IT Showcase received new tablets from their Host BDPA Chapter, BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA DC) at SAMSUNG's Executive Briefing Center on Capitol Hill.
Each year, Host BDPA Chapters honor local success stories in tech, media, and cyber during Community Technology Awards and events.
Don't miss our next community outreach event and tech summit where select BDPA Student finalists receive Tablet PCs or Best Buy gift cards from their Host BDPA Chapter during #CyberEarth20, BDPA's annual Earth Day Tech Summit.
Tablets For Teens was launched when Washington's Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) finalists received their new Samsung Galaxy tablets from BDPA during an annual Tech + Community Awards ceremony.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SCHEDULES
Mobile IT Showcase Prep (U.S.)
2022 Seasonal Kick-Off
National BDPA Mobile IT Showcase
* 100% virtual in 2021 via 2021.bdpa.org
New Apps for Black History Month
Back-To-School with BDPA
BDPA on The Hill
New Apps for Women's History Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Exascale Day Events
New Apps for Earth Day Tech Summits
SC21 and High-Performance
BDPA Regional Graduations and "Move-Up-Days"
I.T. Summit & Community Technology Awards
New Apps for Small Business Month