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Students with disabilities to learn computer use at NMSU

Area middle and high school students with disabilities will come to New Mexico State University this summer to learn how to use modern technology to help them with their work.

The third annual "Making Computers Work For You" program will be directed by Ester Jaramillo of Mayfield High School, Terry Soto of Sierra Middle School, James Aduskevich of NMSU's engineering technology department and Marc Schwartz of NMSU's physics department. They will show participants how to design and build projects using computers and computer-aided equipment.

The program is intended to steer participants toward careers in mathematics, science and engineering by demonstrating fun projects made possible by computers. It is sponsored by the Regional Alliance for Science, Engineering and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities, directed by William McCarthy of NMSU's engineering college.

The program will be June 7-18, 1999, at NMSU's engineering technology department. Activities will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

Participation is limited to 20 students. Applicants may register, by May 21, through their school counselor or by contacting Jaramillo at (505) 527-9423 or Soto at (505) 527-9640 Ext. 121.
Rachel Kendall
May 14, 1999