MSOE undergrads design and build 100 desks for local students learning at home

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The desk is the primary place where students learn while in school, but with so many students learning at home, they may not have a proper workspace.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering saw the need, and decided to help out.

Undergraduate students are hard at work designing and building desks for families in need. 

The goal is to create 100 desks and deliver them, along with 100 refurbished computers.

These students are strictly volunteering. They get no money or credit for their work.

"We like students who apply their knowledge, right? And especially with engineering students to know they can use their skills to help the community and help others, so really that's what we're fostering here," said project coordinator Natalie Villegas.

About 1/3 of the desks will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

The rest will go to students at Forest Home Elementary and Alexander Hamilton Elementary.

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