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Contact:
Teresa S. Thomas
412-268-3580

For immediate release:
December 2, 2002

Carnegie Mellon Students Contribute High Tech Tools to Area Nonprofits

EVENT: The seniors in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University will present innovative technological solutions to their nonprofit clients on Friday, December 6. Fourteen teams of students worked closely with a client throughout the semester to create a technological tool specifically catered to that client's needs. The projects come in many forms and serve a variety of purposes that assist the nonprofits and allow the Carnegie Mellon students to contribute to their efforts in the Pittsburgh region. One team created a scanning system for Beginning With Books, an organization that encourages early literacy. The system will be used to check inventory, order and enter new books, match the book expenses to the funding sources and check out books. Another team created an online system to start the student application process for Negro Educational Emergency Drive (NEED), an organization that provides scholarship and support for high school seniors seeking higher education. Other projects include specialized databases for Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and Animal Friends and a redesigned Web site for Pittsburgh Technology Council. Professors Larry Heimann, Kevin Stolarick and Randy Weinberg organized and supervised the projects.

WHEN: Project demonstrations are from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2002

WHERE: Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon campus

For more information or directions, please contact Teresa Thomas, Media Relations, at 412-268-3580.

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