Sandia donates thousands of computers to New Mexico schools
More than 4,200 computers were lined up in precise rows of skids across two acres for distribution to schools in Albuquerque, Socorro and Silver City as part of Sandia’s Annual K-12 Computer Donation event held Aug. 10.
Each year, Sandia donates central processing units, laptops, iPads, monitors, keyboards, printers and other IT accoutrements to kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms in New Mexico.
Because computer technology evolves so quickly, Sandia’s workforce is encouraged to regularly acquire new computers to meet performance standard retired computers are then sent to Sandia’s Property Management and Reapplication Department for distribution to New Mexico classrooms.
Since the program’s inception, Sandia has donated more than 20,000 desktop, iPad and laptop computers to New Mexico classrooms.