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BDPA New York Celebrates Black Family Technology Awareness Day - February 26

2011 BFTAW Flyer.pdf

The New York Chapter of BDPA announced today that it will host a day of events recognizing 2011 Black Family Technology Awareness Week. Black Family Technology Awareness Week, or BFTAW, is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.  By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, BDPA New York endeavors to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It will also be an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of fun and interactive workshops.  The event, scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, located at 32 East 98th Street between East New York and Sutter Avenues in Brooklyn, NY.  The theme is "Educate to Innovate."

The workshops are as listed: 

  • Cyber Security/Cyber Bullying.  This workshop will inform the community on the importance of cyber security and safety when browsing the Internet.
  • Careers in the Gaming Industry.  This workshop will provide a behind the scenes overview of the Gaming Industry, as well as the skills/education needed to pursue a career in the industry.
  • Communication is More Than 160 Characters.  This workshop will discuss the effects of electronic communication on standardized grammar.
  • BDPA Information Technology (IT) Showcase.  Student presenters will showcase their research on advanced computing topics such as smart toys, genetic algorithms, and wearable computing technologies.
  • IT Careers in the Air Force.  This workshop is design to provide an overview of the Communications and Information career field for those interested in military service.
  • Financial Literacy and Consumer Resources.

 For additional information, please visit our website at www.bdpa-ny.org­­/bftaw.htm or call 212-802-5341.


Sincerely yours,


Damon Holmes


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