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Mrs. Namowicz from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Computational Chemistry

Help me give my students 3 laptop computers so they can analyze data and write lab reports.

  • $1,038 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom currently has both laptop computers and desktop computers thanks to DonorsChoose and the generosity of donors like you. However, we are still short of having a computer for every student.

Our high school is a selective enrollment math and science academy located in a rough neighborhood, but my students travel from all over the South Side and beyond to attend.

My students are 71% African-American and 25% Hispanic, and an overwhelming majority are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. They are driven and motivated; they like to explore scientific concepts and to challenge themselves in every way possible.

My Project

My students are college bound and our high school has a rigorous STEM curriculum to prepare them for college. In chemistry, our students must complete lab reports that require them to organize data in tables and graphs constructed using a computer. My students need access to laptops during class so they can immediately analyze data they've acquired. Laptops for every student will also allow my students access to a variety of simulations that will help them to visualize concepts in chemistry such as subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons), things that otherwise cannot be seen on a macro scale.

Providing a laptop to each student in our chemistry class will allow my students to perform in-class data analysis.

Data analysis becomes increasingly important as they advance through our school's science curriculum from chemistry on to physics then on to advanced placement courses in their senior year.

Mrs. Namowicz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo 80XR00AHUS ideapad 320 15.6" Laptop, Windows 10, Intel Celeron N3350 Dual-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Denim Blue • Amazon Business $279.79 3 $839.37

Materials cost

$839.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$881.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.64

Total project goal

$1,037.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,037.60

4 Donors

-$691.00

Donations toward project cost

-$588.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.15

match offer

-$344.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$293.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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