The UM student chapter of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) are working together to collect computing equipment from across campus that would otherwise be sent to salvage, clean and refurbish it, and coordinate the donation of that equipment to public schools in Mississippi. The goals of this initiative include
- To reduce the amount of aging but still usable equipment that ends up in landfills.
- To support K-12 education in Mississippi by providing needed classroom and lab technology.
- To allow ACM and CS students to use their knowledge and gain experience by participating in this service project.