Elizabethtown College sends used computer technology overseas to Ukrainian students in need | Local News

Elizabethtown College sent a mix of 93 used computers, screens and mice off to Ukraine to help students without necessary technology for their education.

All levels of education in Ukraine have been greatly disrupted by the war, said Andrew Kinsel, founder and owner of the Ukranian nonprofit organization, Ukraine Protection and Development Fund. His organization is facilitating the donation of Elizabethtown College’s computers to Ukrainian students.

The students need donations to replace technology that is often stolen or damaged by Russian soldiers.

Kinsel said in an interview with LNP | LancasterOnline Thursday that a computer that might not be the top of the line in the U.S. is like “gold” for Ukranians – and, it’s a good method of recycling, “Ecologically it’s good… it’s taking junk and giving it to somebody that really needs it.”

Approximately 17 million people have been displaced, roughly 62,000 have died and more than 140,000 buildings have been destroyed in the war Russia waged against Ukraine since February 2022, according to Reuters news agency.


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In fact, the war has hindered education for 5.3 million children in Ukraine, according to UNICEF, and those who could flee could take very little with them – especially not a laptop or computer.

Students in Ukraine are attending school amid air raids and artillery fire, which can make study impossible, Kinsel said.

“I have been in schools in areas liberated from Russian occupation where the roof was damaged, walls shot or all the computers stolen,” Kinsel wrote in a Facebook post. “Universities have suffered rocket attacks and Ukrainian language books burned.”

Multiple efforts, one fund

Kinsel started the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund in May 2022, shortly after the current fighting broke out. Adopt a School, the program Elizabethtown College participated in, is one of the organization’s efforts.


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Though he’s not sure how many students the organization has helped specifically, Kinsel noted that one computer can help five to 10 students in Ukraine. In some parts of the country no more than five students can gather in one spot to prevent themselves from becoming targets of artillery fire.

Adopt a School is just one program of the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund. Through its other efforts – Generators for Life and Computers for the Front – the organization also donated more than 1,000 pieces of electronic equipment to soldiers on the front line, raised over $500,000 to supply body armor to military units and has donated over 100 electric generators to villages damaged by the Russians.

Kinsel has been living near Kyiv, Ukraine, since 1992. A Houston, Texas, native, Kinsel originally came to Ukraine while interning in the U.S. Embassy there during his time studying at American University in Washington, D.C.

He was planning to return to America that summer but instead, he began working with a startup media

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Video game Jam can help college students share, nurture passion for gaming, building

MORRISVILLE — For more than a decade, SUNY Morrisville has assisted individuals occur together in the World wide Activity Jam to make a match in 48 hours, all around one central theme. This year’s central theme was “Roots.”

“We have college students participating who are in our freshly formed Recreation Programming diploma that commenced this fall,” Professor Richard Marcoux mentioned. The new diploma is distinctive between SUNY colleges, with Marcoux indicating that although other SUNY educational institutions have game layout or growth degrees or reports, SUNY Morrisville is the only 1 with a Match Programming diploma.

“And that is partially a final result of the Sport Jam,” the professor said. “Students demonstrated an fascination that not only started off the Activity Jams, but the activity programming classes right here.”

Grace Fowler was among the those people learners attending. Fowler reported it was her 2nd semester at Morrisville and was majoring in Video game Programming.

“My childhood was total of gaming since I was between a large amount of colleges,” Fowler reported. “Gaming was a constant in my everyday living. It’s a little something truly shut to my heart.”

Fowler stated they’d enjoy to function for a massive enterprise like Valve, well-known for its popular movie online games from the Portal series to Staff Fortress 2 and the very profitable digital fact recreation 50 % Existence: Alyx.

“If I come across an indie team, I’m not heading to say no,” Fowler extra. “But [working for Valve] is the ultimate target.”

Fowler’s responsibilities on the group involved video game art and style and design.

“It’s my to start with Game Jam, but I’ve recognised my crew for two semesters now, so I do not have nearly anything to stress about,” they explained.

Alex Woods, a sophomore at Morrisville, laid out the thought for the team’s recreation, making use of Roots as the game’s theme.

“We’re building a thing like a botany simulator that discounts with escalating and breeding plants,” Woods claimed. “You can breed crops alongside one another to get greater bouquets, unique colors, taller, and then offer them for funds to obtain goods like fertilizers and soils that can make them expand speedier.”

When asked what the biggest problem would be, Woods explained it would appear down to figuring out how to retailer all the facts for the vegetation the activity would use and interact the way they want.

“The factor is, we’re considering of creating the flowers scriptable objects,” Woods discussed. “But there is only a single scriptable item, so if we make adjustments to it, then it’s completely adjusted.”

On the crew as nicely was Chino Beach, a senior majoring in application software advancement with a minor in match programming.

Like other pupils pursuing video game programming, Seashore stated she would like to go on to perform for a sport studio in the foreseeable future.

“And the Video game Jam offers me great encounter for that,” she explained. “It provides like minded folks with each other for a enjoyable

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Local elementary school teaching computer programming skills to students | News

S tudents starting in kindergarten through fifth grade are being taught computer programming with effective results, and they showed the grown-ups the skills they’ve learned this week.

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Joe Edwards is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0154.

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