Data Bases Tailored For Community Service

Connecticut's Fairfield University has found a way to give computer students practical programming experience while they help nonprofit groups. Adolph Katz, a business professor, first learned that the Food Bank of Fairfield County was having trouble tracking food arriving from federal, state, and private sources that was destined for soup kitchens and other outlets. Katz enlisted students from his advanced computer class to customize DataEase International Inc.'s data-base program to help solve the problem.

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