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NMSU students benefit from computer equipment donation

Hewlett-Packard has donated $134,272 worth of computer equipment to the Computer Science Department and the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University.


The 50 desktop computers with 17-inch monitors, two network laser printers, a network server and four laptop computers have been used to upgrade two computer-assisted classrooms. The equipment offers students innovative educational opportunities in computer science and technology, said Steve Castillo, academic department head of the Klipsch school.

"Students will have the benefit of using the most up-to-date equipment in computing technology, enabling them to use the very latest software tools in their education," Castillo said.

The new equipment also will help support the Native American Computer Science Program, a National Science Foundation funded summer program run by the computer science department.

"HP has greatly benefited from the talented pool of engineering and computer science students that have graduated from NMSU," said Patricia Lopez, a research and development engineer and recruiter for Hewlett-Packard. "Many have gone on to successful careers at HP, and HP believes this grant is an excellent investment in the students of the future."

Chris J. Minnick
Sept. 18, 2000