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HP Awards $10 Million in Technology Grants to 197 Schools Nationwide
HP Technology for Teaching grant includes HP wireless equipment, help desk support, and professional development to improve student achievementPALO ALTO, Calif., May 11, 2004
HP today named 197 elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities that will receive more than $10 million over 2004-2005 from the HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to accelerate learning through the innovative use of technology. Awards will total more than $8 million in 2004, and recipients who have successful projects will be given the opportunity to apply for an additional $2 million in 2005.
The HP Technology for Teaching grant supports HP's broader education goals of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology in the classroom and beyond. The grant enables teachers to creatively apply technology to enhance learning and improve student achievement in math, science and engineering education.
Through its investments in education, HP is helping to prepare students for leadership in the digital economy and to ignite interest in careers in engineering and the sciences.
Developing ideas to transform education
To ensure that HP is helping schools to develop best education practices and models, HP has partnered with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the College of Education at the University of New Mexico to study the impact of past grants on recipient schools.
"At HP, we strive to go beyond providing technology for the classroom by supporting systemic improvements in teaching and learning," said Bess Stephens, vice president, Philanthropy and Education, HP. "By doing so, we enable more people to gain access to new opportunities, prepare more effectively for the future and ultimately achieve greater economic success in our communities."
HP's education grants have provided the necessary tools to help schools across the country achieve a higher level of involvement and participation with their students.
"HP's support has allowed us to put in the wireless infrastructure for faculty, staff and students," said Archie Holmes, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, University of Texas-Austin, and a past HP grant recipient. "The HP technology helped the instructor better assess in real time how well students were understanding course material. He asked questions, got answers from students and could modify his lecture based on students' understanding. Consequently, the instructor was able to spend time more productively, using more customized instruction that met the needs of the class as a whole."
HP is awarding $5.4 million in cash and equipment to teams of five teachers at 155 kindergarten-12th grade public schools across the country. Preference was given to schools serving low-income students and to those proposing projects with a math or science component.
The award package, valued at more than $35,000 for each school team, will include five HP Tablet PCs, five HP multimedia projectors, an HP Officejet all-in-one, an HP digital camera, HP K-12 help desk support for one year, a $500 stipend per teacher and a professional development program that includes customized learning opportunities, expert mentoring and participation in an online learning community to support teachers' use of technology.
The professional development program will be delivered on HP's behalf by ISTE. To complement HP's award, Microsoft will donate Microsoft® Office 2003 and OneNote 2003 software for use by the teachers and mentors.
Grant participants will use the technology in many ways to encourage and develop student learning. East Lincoln Elementary School in Tullahoma, Tenn., will use HP technology to support their Garden Club Project, a hands-on experience for students that encompasses math, science, economics and the publishing of a community cookbook.
Canutillo Elementary School, serving low-income families in Canutillo, Texas, will have sixth-grade students use HP technology to create a documentary of the people and the environment that make up their community.
Higher education grants
HP is awarding a total of $3 million in cash and equipment to 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The award package for each university selected will include an HP product package valued at up to $60,000, a faculty stipend of $7,500 to work on the project integration and one year of access to HP's higher education help desk support. To complement HP's award, Microsoft will donate Microsoft Office 2003 and OneNote 2003 software for use by the grant project's principal investigator.
Grant projects will use technology to enhance learning in math, science, computer science and engineering courses, and some grant projects will focus on redesigning prerequisite engineering courses in ways that increase success for all students, with a goal of closing the achievement gap.
A university in Wisconsin will utilize the technology to pioneer mobile teaching techniques for science courses in an effort to address the growing demand for health science professionals and engineers in southern Wisconsin. A community college in Massachusetts will leverage the technology for improved critical and quantitative analyses, increasing opportunities for Web-based and in-field biology experiments - with the aim of improving student skills and interest in math and science fields.
HP philanthropy in education
The Technology for Teaching grant represents one of many HP programs and investments in education which are designed to make a positive impact on student achievement. The goal is to make contributions that lead to long-term improvements through systemic changes in schools and universities.
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 2003, HP's giving worldwide amounted to more than $62 million in cash and equipment. More HP education information can be found at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/education/index.html.
2004 Technology for Teaching grant recipients
More information about 2004 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at http://www.hp.com/go/hpteach. This year's recipients include, listed alphabetically by state:
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham; Valley Head School, Valley Head
Blatchley Middle School, Sitka; Burchell High School, Wasilla
Loma Linda School, Phoenix; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Almaden Elementary School, San Jose; Antelope Valley College, Lancaster; Belle Haven School, Menlo Park; Blacow Elementary School, Fremont; Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles; Cherrylee School, El Monte; Highland Elementary School, Seaside; Hoover High School, San Diego; Magnolia High School, Anaheim; Mission High School, San Francisco; Santa Ana College, Santa Ana; Sierra Vista School, La Habra; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Irvine; Yerba Buena High School, San Jose
Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Columbian Elementary School, Pueblo; Craig Intermediate School, Craig; Evans Elementary, Alamosa; Hudson Elementary, Hudson
Rowayton School, Norwalk
Carol City Elementary School, Miami; Irving and Beatrice Peskoe Elementary School, Homestead; Lake City Community College, Lake City; Lincoln Middle School, Gainesville; Rock Crusher Elementary School, Homosassa; Ruth Owens Kruse Educational Center, Miami; S. Bryan Jennings Elementary, Orange Park; Tara Elementary School, Bradenton; West Street School, Bushnell
Columbia High School, Decatur; Elm Street Elementary School, Rome; Love T. Nolan Elementary School, College Park
Honoka'a High & Intermediate School, Honoka'a; Kapaa Elementary, Kapaa; Keaau Middle School, Keaau ; Waialua High & Intermediate School, Waialua
Emmett Junior High, Emmett; J. Russell School, Moscow
Mary G. Peterson Elementary School, Chicago; Roosevelt Jr. High, Dolton; University of Illinois, Urbana; Woodruff High School, Peoria
Kesling Middle School, LaPorte; North Daviess Elementary, Elnora; Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute; Wilbur Wright Elementary School, New Castle; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Calamus Wheatland School, Wheatland; Iowa State University, Ames
Hadley Middle School, Wichita; Kansas State University, Manhattan; Marshall Elementary School, Eureka; Turner Middle School, Kansas City
Auburn Elementary, Auburn; Bath County High School, Owingsville; Danville Bate Middle School, Danville; Holmes Alternative School, Covington; Jackson County Middle School, McKee; Leslie County High School, Hyden; May Valley Elementary, Martin ; Meadow Lands Elementary School, Owensboro; Monroe County High School, Tompkinsville; Murray State University, Murray; Paintsville Elementary School, Paintsville; Rogers Elementary School, Rogers ; Southern Elementary, Falmouth; University of Kentucky, Lexington
Eaul J. Landry Middle School, Hahnville
Indian Head Elementary, Indian Head; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Kemp Mill Elementary School, Silver Spring; Pocomoke Elementary School, Pocomoke City
Lawrence High School, Lawrence; Middlesex Community College, Bedford; Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield; Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester
Arthur Hill High School, Saginaw; Hope College, Holland; McMichael Technological Academy, Detroit; North Elementary, Iron Mountain; North Star Academy, Ishpeming; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Washington Writers' Academy, Kalamazoo
Frazee Elementary Public School, Frazee; Hughes Elementary School, Red Lake Falls; Jefferson Community School, Minneapolis; Skills for Tomorrow High School, St. Paul; Tuttle Elementary/Middle School, Minneapolis
Florence Middle School, Florence
Chillicothe Middle School, Chillicothe; Margaret Buerkle Middle School, St. Louis
Pender Public School, Pender
Campton Elementary School, Campton
Dover High School, Dover; Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Sewell; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque
Dover Elementary School, Dover Plains; Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn; Pace University, New York; PS 205, Bronx; PS 114Q, Queens; Rensselaer, Troy; Richard H. Hungerford School, Staten Island; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Chocowinity Middle School, Chocowinity; D.F. Walker Elementary School, Denton; Dorothy B Johnson Elementary, Wilmington; North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro; North Carolina State University, Raleigh; North Topsail Elementary School, Hampstead; Shaw University, Raleigh; Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville
Brentmoor Elementary School, Mentor; Central Middle School, Xenia; Crestview Local Elementary School, Columbiana; Heskett Middle School, Bedford Heights; John Clem Elementary, Newark; Kenneth W. Clement Elementary School, Cleveland; Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District, Ripley; Sandusky High School, Sandusky; Windsor Elem. School, Elyria
Freedom Public Schools, Freedom
Central Elementary School, Albany; Child's Way Culp Creek Charter School, Culp Creek; Hidden Valley High School, Grants Pass; McNary High School, Keizer; New Urban High School, Milwaukie; North Marion High School, Aurora; Orchard Hill Elementary School, Medford
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Foot of Ten Elementary School, Duncansville; G.W. Pepper Middle School, Philadelphia; Highlands High School, Natrona Heights; Jefferson Elementary School, Erie; Juniata College, Huntingdon; Muhlenberg College, Allentown; Widener University, Chester
Carolina High School, Greenville; McColl Elementary/Middle School, McColl; Sandhills Middle School, Gaston
Lowell Elementary, Sioux Falls ; Stanley County Elementary School, Fort Pierre; University of South Dakota, Vermillion
East Lincoln Elementary School, Tullahoma; Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City; Tyner Academy of Math, Science & Technology, Chattanooga
Beeville I.S.D., Learning Resource Center, Beeville; Bussey Elementary School, Houston; Canutillo Elementary School, Canutillo; Clarendon Jr. High, Clarendon; Concordia University at Austin; Greenwood Forest Elementary School, Houston; High School for Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Houston; J M Hanks High School, El Paso; Las Americas Middle School, Houston; Mabank Middle School, Mabank; Nitsch Elementary, Houston; Rhodes Middle School, San Antonio; Shadow Oaks Elementary School, Houston; Spring Oaks Middle School, Houston; The Rice School, Houston; Tom Green Elementary, Buda; Travis Elementary, Harlingen
Brigham Young University, Provo; Center City School, Salt Lake City; Spanish Fork Junior High School, Spanish Fork; West Jordan Middle School, West Jordan
Colchester Middle School, Colchester; University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, Burlington
Christopher Newport University, Newport News; Falls Church High School, Falls Church; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Alderwood School, Bellingham; Chase Lake Elementary, Edmonds; College Place Elementary, Lynnwood; Eastern Washington University, Cheney; H. Thompson Elementary School, Grandview; Jason Lee Elementary School, Richland ;Knolls Vista Elementary, Moses Lake; Meadow Ridge Elementary, Kent; Nooksack Valley Middle School, Everson; Odyssey Elementary, Everett; Surprise Lake Middle School, Milton; Washington Elementary, Centralia
Advanced Language and Academic Studies High School (ALAS), Milwaukee; Marquette University, Milwaukee; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Wisconsin, Rock County, Janesville; Wilson Elementary School, Beaver Dam
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