Tablets arrive at Kinteel dormitory in Aztec
FARMINGTON — Students who reside at the Kinteel Residential Campus Inc. in Aztec received wireless Microsoft tablets on Wednesday. The tablets were provided through a partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Verizon and Microsoft.
In November, the Interior Department announced the partnership to provide tablets and high-speed wireless services to Native American students in 10 dormitories.
The tablets are designed to help students access programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics and cultural heritage, as well as complete homework. Jasper Joe, the home living supervisor at Kinteel, said the tablets arrived Monday, and the equipment was distributed to 84 students and four staff members.
Representatives from Verizon held an orientation on Wednesday about the tablets for students and staff.