Beta Kappi Chi Conference
Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) Scientific Honor Society and The National Institute of Science hold their joint conference each year. These organizations provide an opportunity for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to exchange information and present scholarly research papers in science and mathematics. BKX is a collegiate honor society dedicated to the promotion of high scholarship in pure and applied sciences.
LittleFe Cluster Computer
The LittleFe cluster computer was created to help in the teaching of computational science. Many institution and teaching environments do not have access to parallel platforms for parallel and distrusted computing education. Teaching key concepts such as speedup, efficiency, and load balancing are much more effectively done on a parallel platform. LittleFe makes it possible to have a powerful ready-to-run computational science and HPC educational platform for less than $3,000. As part of Super Computer Conferences (SC), Huston-Tillotson University and other institutions were selected to participate in building a LittleFe in exchange for creating curriculum modules.
Google Community Leadership Program
The Google Community Leadership Program (CLP) is a multi-stakeholder digital inclusion program, anchored by collaboration between universities and Google Fiber. The goal of this program is to narrow the digital divide by addressing digital literacy needs in the Austin Communities and helping Austin residents with low internet usage gain access to the transformational opportunity/power of the internet
My Brother’s Keeper Coding Markerspace
Makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that would not be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone.
My Brother’s Keeper Coding Markerspace is a coding camp for junior/senior high school boys. They are taught Gigabot and Virtual Reality. Additionally, My Brother’s Keeper Coding Markerspace teaches computer science concepts to K-12 teachers. They learn about Gigabot, Virtual Reality, Dash and Dot, Micro-Bits and more.