CIS Students Help K-12 Schools
During the past year, computer science students have created a computer recycling program called Technology Recycling to Enhance Education (TREE), which provides refurbished computers to help support public K-12 schools in Mississippi. The key idea is to collect no longer needed, but still useful, computers on campus, clean and refurbish the hardware and software, and provide the equipment to K-12 schools whose students can benefit from the availability of these "new" computers.
The TREE project is a joint effort by the Ole Miss student chapter of ACM, the CIS Department faculty and staff, and the Office of Information Technology staff. The project is an excellent example of how the Department combines the "high tech" with the "high touch" -- giving students the opportunity to learn practical technological skills while having a positive impact upon society.
Current students who wish to get involved with this project should attend the next ACM chapter meeting or contact the Department office.
University departments that have equipment to donate should use the form linked to the page http://tree.olemiss.edu.
See the University NewsDesk article "CIS Students Help Refurbish Old Computers For K-12 Schools Through TREE Program" for more information.