17. Leveraging Local Resources to Implement Community-Oriented, Sustainable Computer Education Projects in Los Angeles

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. Rohit Mathew and
  2. Christine M. Maxwell

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch17

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

How to Cite

Mathew, R. and Maxwell, C. M. (2012) Leveraging Local Resources to Implement Community-Oriented, Sustainable Computer Education Projects in Los Angeles, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • BOOTUP;
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB);
  • Los Angeles;
  • UCLA

Summary

BOOTUP is an education and civic-engagement project that was founded in 2005 by members of the UCLA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UCLA). The mission of BOOTUP is to design and implement a sustainable computer education project that provides value to both the local community as well as engineering students at UCLA. Since its inception, BOOTUP has provided over 50 donated/refurbished computers and related equipment to three Los Angeles area schools, as well as individuals and organizations who did not otherwise have consistent access to computers. This project has involved numerous community organizers at UCLA and in Los Angeles as well as UCLA students. Computer equipment was obtained through donations by a variety of companies and individuals and refurbished for reuse. Unusable equipment was deposited at electronic waste recycling sites including those at UCLA and Goodwill.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

engineering computing