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HP Provides $3.3 Million in Education Grants to Universities NationwidePALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2003
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced technology grants to 20 universities across the United States. The grants are a component of HP's Applied Mobile Technology Solutions in Learning Environments grant initiative, which is designed to influence teaching and the learning experience of students on campus through the innovative application of mobile technology.
Valued at more than $3.3 million, the grants include computer equipment and funding for undergraduate student interns to work at the recipient's university on their respective projects. The grants are intended to help universities accelerate the adoption of mobile technologies in learning environments in ways that positively impact student achievement. Universities are asked to measure the impact of their project and share the results with other institutions.
Of the 20 grants awarded this year in the United States, nine were extension grants awarded to universities that received a Mobile Technology Solutions grant in prior years. This funding will allow universities to continue the successful work they began during the term of their first grant.
"HP believes that education is the single most effective lever for increasing economic prosperity and developing a diverse, highly skilled workforce," said Bess Stephens, vice president, HP Philanthropy and Education. "The goal of this program is to help universities gain a deeper understanding of how mobile technology and a wireless infrastructure can facilitate learning and student achievement. For students and faculty, this technology can be liberating. Universities are already moving in this direction, and through these grants, HP is helping them get there faster."
The HP grants feature a wide range of HP commercial and consumer products -- from network infrastructure, wireless technology, servers and notebook, tablet and handheld PCs to projectors, monitors and printing and imaging equipment -- with a total retail value of approximately $200,000.
The recipients of the HP Applied Mobile Technology Solutions in Learning Environments grants for 2003, organized by region, are:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind.
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
California State University, Monterey Bay, Calif.
Over the last 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other not-for-profit organizations around the world. In 2002, HP's giving worldwide amounted to more than $62 million in cash and equipment.
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(1) Denotes extension grant recipient.