HP today announced an initiative that will award
grants totaling $2.8 million in cash and HP equipment to two and four-year colleges and
universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative supports the redesign of math,
science and engineering courses, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of
students graduating with high-tech degrees. This year, extra consideration is being given
to proposals related to environmental engineering and “green” product design.
The program aims to enhance student success as faculty members adopt technologyenhanced
instruction in their classrooms. Based on the outcomes of the projects funded
through this initiative in 2007, HP may offer grant recipients the opportunity to receive
higher-value grants in 2008.
Higher education institutions interested in applying for this grant will find additional
information, request for proposal forms and application submission deadlines at
Past grant success – Duke University connects the lecture to the lab
Students and faculty at Duke University, a two-time recipient of the HP Technology for
Teaching Grant, use HP Tablet PCs in electrical and computer engineering courses to
bridge the gap between lecture and laboratory activities and increase student
comprehension and retention of course material. Additionally, the HP Tablet PCs
facilitate active learning in the classroom by wirelessly recording feedback, which allows
faculty to address misconceptions immediately, and by enabling collaborative problem
HP Tablet PCs have now been selected as a focus of the Duke Digital Initiative. More
information about how Duke has applied the HP Technology for Teaching Grant to build
its innovative education program is available at
More examples of HP Technology for Teaching grant successes in higher education are
available at http://www.hp.com/go/hpteach-hied or on the HP “Teaching, Learning, and
Technology in Higher Education” blog at http://www.hp.com/go/hied-blog .
HP’s worldwide commitment to schools through the HP Technology for Teaching Grant
initiative totals more than $36 million since the program’s launch in 2004.
The goals of HP’s education programs are to transform teaching and learning through
the innovative use of technology, increase the number of underrepresented students on a
path toward high-tech careers, and enhance student success in math, science and