DePauw's Innovative Use of Technology Recognized with HP Leadership Award & Grant

DePauw's Innovative Use of Technology Recognized with HP Leadership Award & Grant

July 18, 2007

HP Logo.jpgJuly 18, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University is one of 10 recipients of a 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Leadership award. Totaling more than $120,000, the award is designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.

DePauw received a Technology for Teaching grant in May 2006. This new, Leadership award is an additional, higher value grant awarded to HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients whose projects demonstrate success in their first year of implementation.

DePauw was selected for reinvestment because of its success in using HP technology to enhance instruction, demonstrating a measurable, positive impact on student achievement, and proposing innovative plans to expand their programs to have broader tech classroom.jpgimpact on student success.

The grant we received last year resulted in several interesting course enhancements," says Dave Berque, professor and chair of computer science at DePauw. "I am grateful for HP's generous support through this extension grant and am excited to be working with colleagues Terri Bonebright, Carol Smith, and Tom Dickinson to deploy this equipment in support of student learning in a variety of additional courses."

The 2007 Leadership award package includes HP Tablet PCs, cash and professional development with a total value of more than $120,000. In addition to the equipment and cash, a representative from DePauw will attend the annual HP Technology for Teaching Worldwide Higher Education Conference to be held in San Diego, California in February 2008.

Since 2004, HP has contributed approximately $44 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 850 schools worldwide. DuringHP Tablet PC.jpg the past 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.

"HP invests in schools to improve educational attainment and develop a skilled, diverse workforce in the future," says Sidney Espinosa, director, of HP's philanthropy program. "Our grants empower students and teachers to succeed through innovative uses of technology and training."

Learn more at the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching program Web site.