Computer Lab at JPAC
Sun, Feb 07 2016 9:19PM
This week we built a computer lab at the Jubilee Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in McComb, Mississippi. The lab is based on Raspberry PI computers and makes extensive use of recycled electronics including screens, keyboards, mice, and wires. JPAC is an inspiring institution with about 150 students in grades k-12. JPAC director, Terrance Alexander, has been leading an initiative within to school for a curriculum emphasizing STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math) education. We love the possibility for arts education to be intermingled with the tradition STEM fields, so when Terrance appraoched us about setting up a computer lab we were excited. Until now JPAC had a small computer lab with a few dilapidated machines and only one with working internet connectivity. Now their mezzanine classroom is outfitted with 10 Raspberry PI workstations ready to jumpstart their new curriculum.
Dr. Terrance Alexander JPAC Founder
Dr. Alexander, or Dr. A, as his students affectionately refer to him is JPAC's charismatic founder and director. Look at him enjoying his first experience programming with scratch. He is a natural!