The Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program is geared towards high school students to expose them to the latest technologies, present scholarship opportunities, and jumpstart their careers.
Free of cost, we enable an accessible and safe learning environment for our students to pursue their interests in STEM and Information Technology before they reach higher institutions.
2024 Course Offerings
Students will learn foundational elements of web design, specifically HTML5
Introduction to databases to create fully functional websites
Advanced integrations and deployment skills. Practice with real-world problems and scenarios to prepare for the HSCC competition
In addition to our core web app development curriculum,
Students will participate in supplemental sessions to introduce emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.
Professional Development workshops will be included to enhance business skills such as real-world problem solving, personal branding, etc.
Introduction to robotics principles and components
Generative AI concepts and prompt engineering
Basic cybersecurity practices and concepts
Classes will be held at IUPUI School of Informatics
Classes will run from January to July, every Saturday excluding some holiday weekends outlined in our syllabus.
Orientation: January 20, 2024
First Class: January 27, 2024
8:45am-9:00am : Arrival
9:00am-10:00am : Core Class (Basics, Front End, etc.)
10:00am-11:00am : Emerging Tech Class (AI, Robotics, Cyber)
11:00am-11:30am: Professional Development Session
~Registration for 2024 classes can be found near the end of this page~
The following programs are offered at the national level. Our local SITES program prepares students for HSCC that is held annually at the BDPA National Conference.
Now accepting registration for 2024 classes!
Please express your interest using the form below and our team will reach out to get you involved.
Time until SITES Orientation
For more than 40 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 30+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986.
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