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Ideum Partners with Albuquerque Academy on a Touch Table Donation and Summer Internship

The company donated an Ideum Pico coffee table and welcomed a student summer intern.
Authored by
Genevieve Brown
Marketing & Community Relations Manager

Ideum was glad to celebrate the start of another school year by partnering with Albuquerque Academy to advance computer science studies at the school.

The independent college preparatory school requested a multitouch table earlier this year through Ideum’s Technology for Our Community program. In fact, the Academy had a specific use in mind: the institution’s innovative Internet of Things program will offer hands-on computer programming experience by allowing students to use the company's multitouch products. Our team was happy to take advantage of another opportunity to support local education.

Ideum also partnered with the school to offer a summer internship to a local student, Jacob Roberts-Baca. Now back in school, Jacob will help set up the touch table and experiment with programming.

"I was initially shocked to be considered for an internship position because I am still in high school,” Jacob said. “I was glad to be able to learn so much about integrating internet connectivity into user applications and to gain much-needed insight into developing with C# and Unity. It has been a blast!"

The project Jacob worked on over the summer, "Internet of Things," will be featured during Albuquerque Academy’s Homecoming event on Saturday, September 21. Jacob is also planning to submit his game to the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco by the end of this month.

Jacob, we wish you a great success; it was great working with you!

Our team donated other touch products recently. Earlier this summer, a 65” Presenter wall-mounted multitouch display and computer to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) and another 65” touch display and computer was delivered to the La Cueva High School. In the past year, Ideum has also donated multitouch tables and displays to Warehouse 508, Albuquerque Economic Development, Bernalillo High School’s Spartan Techno Gears Club, and the Corrales Fire Department.

While Ideum donates hardware year-round, we can only do so as displays and touch tables become available. If you would like to submit a request to be considered for a donation, you may complete our online form. Please note that the Program is currently available only to New Mexico-based organizations.