HP Catalyst recipients (2011 and 2010)

HP is pleased to announce the expansion of the HP Catalyst Initiative. An additional 14 organizations have been funded as members in one of the five existing HP Catalyst consortia, and we welcome an additional six members who are forming the new STEM-preneur consortium. In total, 21 organizations from 12 countries join the network of leading institutions that are transforming STEM+ teaching and learning. Since 2010, the HP’s commitment to the Catalyst initiative totals more than $10M.

Our thanks to all HP Catalyst initiative applicants for their thought-provoking proposals. Each represented a true commitment to enhancing STEM+ education in all its facets, for all students.

Multi-versity Consortium

New Consortium members for 2011:

Fisk University (Nashville, TN, United States) - "Implementing Virtual Laboratories and Online Learning for STEM+ Education"

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) - "Providing and Evaluating Authentic On-Line Science Laboratory Experiences through the BC-ILN"

Consortium members awarded in 2010:

Empire State College, State University of New York (Saratoga Springs, New York, USA) --" Empowering STEM Faculty for Teaching the 21st Century Student"

National University (La Jolla, California, USA) -- "Game Design and Technology for STEM+ Learning Collaborative"

Northwestern University (La Jolla, California, USA) (Evanston, Illinois, USA) -- "Science Lab Server Farms"

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- "Blended On Line Collaboration for Global Engineering Education Excellence"

Renmin University of China, School of Information (Beijing, China) -- "Research and Promotion of Online Collaborative Learning Education"

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington, USA) -- "Remote Access to Scientific Instrumentation and Online Labs for STEM Education: Building Laboratory Parity throughout the Curriculum"

The Pedagogy 3.0 Consortium

New Consortium members for 2011:

California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA, United States) - "Computer Supported Collaborative Science"

Kingston Primary School (Kingston, Australia) - "Kingston Primary School Intern Project"

School of Mathematical Sciences of Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China) - "Using Mathematical Technology to Help Students Get Access to Powerful Mathematical Ideas: The Role of Constituting Learning Community of Mathematics Teachers"

University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nsukka, Nigeria) – "Capacity Building of STEM+ Teachers for Effective Delivery of STEM+ Disciplines for the 21st Century"

Consortium members awarded in 2010:

California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, California, USA) "Virtual Exchange Program: Connecting, Collaborating and Constructing STEM+ Learning"

Fraunhofer Institute (Stuttgart, Germany) "Future Learning Environments"

Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) "Using Technology to Support Teacher and Student Conceptual Learning in Mathematics and Science"

Learning Games Network (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) "Design Corps"

University of Exeter (Exeter, United Kingdom) "Inter-teaching: Developing dialogic approaches to STEM+ education through digital practitioner networks"

University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education (Bristol, United Kingdom) "E-Scapes"

The Global Collaboratory Consortium

New Consortium members for 2011:

University of Washington (Seattle, WA, United States) - "Learning to Create Sustainable Built Environments: Experiential and Contextual Learning (ECL) with Information and Communication Technology for a 21st Century Collaborative Global Education"

Consortium members awarded in 2010:

Cairo University, Faculty of Computers and Information (Giza, Egypt) "Cairo Cloud Computer"

Coventry University (Coventry, United Kingdom) "Learning to create a better built environment: Activity led learning with information and communication technology for a 21st century collaborative global education"

Del Mar College (Corpus Christi,Texas, USA) "Thinking Global - Acting Local: Engaging Learners in Geospatial Technology Projects through the HP Collaboratory"

East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina, USA) "Hands-on information technology virtual laboratory powered by cloud computing for global collaboration"

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Kakamega, Kenya) "Development of an East African computational chemistry infrastructure at Masinde Muliro University of Science and technology"

Stamford Public Schools (Stamford, Connecticut, USA) "The Challenge of Water Quality: China and United States ‘Sister Schools’ Seek Solutions Together"

The "New Learner" Consortium

New Consortium members for 2011:

Center for Digital Inclusion (Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil) - "Empowering Students through Digital and Social Education"

City Academy Norwich (Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom) - "Eco-Virtual Environment Project- Creating a sustainable virtual world of learning"

Computer History Museum (Mountain View, CA, United States) - "Get Invested: Case Studies in Innovation"

CSIR Meraka (Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) - "AxS 2 STEM"

St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY, United States) - "Promoting Interest Through the Use of Digital Literacy & 3D Gaming"

Consortium members awarded in 2010:

India Council for Integral Education (Pondicherry, India) "The Ringtones Student-Designed Learning Content for Mobile Devices Project"

Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices – ITTIP of Longwood University (South Boston, Virginia, USA) "Global Innovation in Science and Technology (GIST)"

Sheffield City Council (Sheffield, United Kingdom) "BLADE - Building learning as a distributed experience"

Reach the World, in partnership with P.S. 218 / the Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School (Bronx, New York, USA) "Reaching the World, Mapping the Mind: Global STEM+ Collaborations between College Study-Abroad Students, At-Risk Youth, Pre-Service Educators and Career Teachers"

University of Fort Hare (Alice, South Africa) " STEM+ Innovations for under-represented rural-based schools"

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA) " Virtual Laboratory for Engineering and Applied Sciences Education (EASE)"

The "Measuring Learning" Consortium

New Consortium members for 2011:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Clappanna, Kerala, India) - "HP Learning Lab: Collaborative assessment platform for Practical Skills (CAPPS) for K-16 STEM"

Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (Cholula, Puebla, Mexico) - "Design of Critical Support Systems to Enhance the Development of 21st Century Expertise in Engineering Students: Using Tablet PCs, the Framework for 21st Century Learning, and Guidelines from Research on How People Learn"

Consortium members awarded in 2010:

Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado, USA) " Measuring Learning in STEM+ Classrooms Using Tablet PCs for Real-Time Formative Assessment at an Engineering University: Diverse Explorations to A.) Establish Best Practices for Enhancing Learning, and B.) Nurture and Assess Creativity and Innovation"

Ecole Centrale de Lyon (Écully, France) "Centrale EAT innovation framework: to adapt training to companies’ needs"

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China) "A Quality-Aware Evaluation System for STEM+ Education"

National Research Irkutsk State Technical University (Irkutsk, Russia) "Mobile grid platform for STEM subjects social learning and knowledge measurement (MoPS)"

North-west University (Gauteng, South Africa) " Using machine learning to measure student learning"

Rancocas Valley Regional High School (Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA) "Real-Time Assessment of Standards-Based Declarative & Procedural Knowledge of Students"

Social STEM-preneur Consortium:

New Consortium members for 2011:

New for 2011, the STEM-preneur consortium is being led by a distinguished team from the Tsinghua University School of Business. Members of this new consortium include:

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) - "Business Math@ Conestoga Project - Math is Everyone’s Business"

EMLYON Business School (LYON-ECULLY, France) - "Design thinking - Pedagogy in the IDEA School"

Learning Links Foundation (New Delhi, India) - "STEM, Social Entrepreneurship and Glocaledge (global practices applied to local knowledge) or Project SSG - STEM focused approach to spur ideation and innovation to address local challenges and foster spirit of entrepreneurship among rural students."

State Educational Establishment ''Saratov State Technical University'' (Saratov, Russia) - "Business cradle for technical students"

St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (St. Petersburg, Russia) – "Enhancing STEM Education through University Based Entrepreneurial Training"

Texas A&M University - Kingsville (Kingsville, TX, United States) - "Developing STEM-preneur through Engineering Innovation Hands-on Projects"