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Mr. Pierce from Lucedale MS is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Put the T in STEM with Computer Science!

Help me give my students computer science experience from the ground up, by building their own computers!

  • $1,502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of individuals with a passion for science and learning! GCHS serves students from a rural and mostly agricultural community; these students are no strangers to hard work. The students' dedication to science education and their college and career aspirations have increased enrollment in more advanced science courses, engineering courses, and our STEM Team, which is wonderful and amazing; however, this increase requires more resources and materials.

I will stop at nothing to provide the high-quality educational experience these future scientists, engineers, and visionaries need!

My Project

I recently inherited a few old, dead CPUs that I used to show my STEM students about computer hardware components. I allowed them to disassemble the computers as I explained the placement, connections, and functions of each component. The students were incredibly enthusiastic and excited to explore more about computer hardware; many of them have been researching components and how-to articles concerning building their own computers.

Despite not having the resources to explore beyond reading and dreaming, these students constantly probe the computer science realm by asking me questions and performing independent research.

These students are so passionate about understanding how computers work and are built that I desperately want to give them this experience and possibly inspire a future computer scientist.

The components I have selected will allow me to teach my students the basics of computer hardware AND allow them to use this knowledge to not only build their own computer, but to use it by venturing into the realm of software and hopefully programming.

Help me to inspire the future!

Mr. Pierce
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP EliteDisplay E223 LED monitor Full HD 1080p 21 5 Smart Buy • CDW-G $159.97 2 $319.94
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3 5 GHz processor • CDW-G $112.57 2 $225.14
Gigabyte GA A320M S2H 1 0 motherboard micro ATX Socket AM4 AMD A3 • CDW-G $69.12 2 $138.24
Crucial DDR4 16 GB 2 x 8 GB DIMM 288 pin • CDW-G $135.28 1 $135.28
EDGE SE847 V solid state drive 250 GB SATA 6Gb s • CDW-G $44.43 2 $88.86
Thermaltake Versa H15 micro tower micro ATX • CDW-G $38.50 2 $77.00
EVGA power supply 500 Watt • CDW-G $36.53 2 $73.06
Logitech MK200 USB Wired Keyboard Mouse Set • CDW-G $23.69 2 $47.38
Thermaltake TG 2 Thermal Grease thermal paste • CDW-G $7.89 2 $15.78
Tripp Lite 2 5 Inch SATA Hard Drive to 3 5 Inch Drive Bay Mounting Kit • CDW-G $7.89 2 $15.78
Windows 10 Pro license • CDW-G $5.92 2 $11.84

Materials cost

$1,148.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$80.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,275.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$225.16

Total project goal

$1,501.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,501.06

3 Donors

-$1,016.10

Donations toward project cost

-$966.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.50

match offer

-$363.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$309.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$121.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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