As the project grew, one challenge was finding appropriate space for the computer science students to work on the computers. The solution was to locate the workspace in the Lincoln University Center for Innovative Instruction. Appropriate renovations were completed at the beginning of the spring 2011 semester.
Since most of the schools in the mid-Missouri area are in need of additional equipment, another challenge has been selecting the schools to receive the computers. The eMINTS director collaborates with school and district administrators to prioritize needs and to ensure distribution to a variety of geographical locations.