Campus to accept computer systems for salvage, repair and donation

Do you have an old or broken computer or game system that you would like to get rid of? Penn State Shenango is now accepting unwanted computer and game systems in conjunction with its IST 225 Hardware Computer course.

The project is being run by Brian Patt, instructor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Patt intends to use the donated computers, game systems, and parts in his computer hardware class.

“It’s a win-win project for both the community and our students,” Patt said. “By donating slightly used computers to our class, individuals can be assured that their unwanted computers and game systems, which are probably taking up space and collecting dust in their attics, will be restored and donated to a worthy organization. Our students will have the opportunity to learn how to fix and restore these old computers and have the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped when the computers are donated back to the community.”

The Shenango campus will be accepting systems and parts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in room 202 of Sharon Hall through the end of August. It is the donor’s responsibility to remove any personal information, such as tax information, from computers before they are donated.
The seven and a half week computer lab course will begin this fall. Part of the class’ assignment will be to identify and research an organization or agency in the community that will be able to make use of the computers.
For more information about this project, please call Brian Patt at (724) 979-4323.
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Last Updated July 16, 2009