April 12, 2011 — If you have an old graphing calculator gathering dust in the back of a desk drawer, why not donate it to a student in the Charlottesville schools and help support the next generation of mathematicians and scientists?
The Office for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia is working with Buford Middle School to hold the first Cavalier Calculator Collection Drive. Approximately 75 percent of city math and science students in grades eight through 12 do not own or have access to these vital educational tools when away from the classroom.
U.Va. students, professors and employees can donate unused and unwanted graphing calculators (Texas Instrument models TI 83, TI 83+, and TI 84) at the University Bookstore, Buford Middle School at 1000 Cherry Ave., or the Student Bookstore on the Corner. The drive runs through May 23.