Annual Youth Summit on Technology Sights & Sounds

Countdown to 20th Anniversary Underway

BRIGHTSEAT, MD—The Annual Youth Summit on Technology powered by Patriots Technology Training Center (Patriots) successfully completed its 19th year.  Co-hosted by Bowie State University, this year’s summit featured gaming, gadgets, table-top displays, 3-D modeling and simulation, flight simulators, and robotics.   Patriots’ annual tech summit is an exciting fun-filled outreach campaign shared by academia, industry, local governments, and strategic mission partners.

IMG_2609“Empowering Students Through Technology” has been Patriots’ mission for over 19 years by increasing the number of students (grades 5 through 12) entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ultimately leading towards college education and career paths in related tech fields. Over the years Patriots has partnered with major technology, government, and academic organizations along with related foundations and non-profits to support their mission.

Their program has evolved from having Youth Summits on Technology, Summer Camps, hosting BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) training sessions, and Patriots STEM Carnivals. Other  student engagements include Lego, Robotics, Bio-medical, Solar System, Flight Simulation, Video Design, Cyber Security and Science Bowl competitions. Patriots’ students have attended the National Society of Black Engineers conferences from Charlotte, NC; Boston, MA; Las Vegas, NV; to Dallas, TX.

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Source and photos: Patriot Technology Training Center