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HP Awards $1.2 Million to Higher Ed

HP has announced the recipients of its 2007 Technology for Teaching Leadership awards. Ten colleges and universities received awards totaling about $1.2 million (roughly $120,000 each) in equipment and professional development.

The HP Technology for Teaching Leadership awards are given out based on efforts on the parts of educators to "transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology." Award winners each received two wireless HP Tablet PCs, two HP digital projectors, two HP printers, two HP digital cameras, 40 "additional HP Tablet PCs for student use," $15,000 cash.

Recipients in the higher education category included:

  • Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
  • Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Fifteen K-12 schools also received grants in this year's program. To date, HP has awarded some $44 million to 850 institutions through the program since 2004. More information about the grants can be found at the link below.

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David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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