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HP Awards $8.5 Million in Technology for Teaching Grants to 205 Schools Nationwide

Grant program equips educators with HP wireless technology and professional development to improve student achievement
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 19, 2005

HP today announced that it has provided 205 schools nationwide a total of $8.5 million in wireless technology, cash and professional development via the 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant program.

The 174 kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and 31 two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States and Puerto Rico which have successful grant-funded projects will have the opportunity to receive additional grants in 2006.

The HP Technology for Teaching grant program aims to improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology, while positively impacting student achievement. HP has committed $25 million to the three-year program; more than 400 schools worldwide have received grants since its inception last year.

"Technology has the power to positively transform the learning process for both educators and students," said Bess Stephens, vice president, Philanthropy and Education, HP. "By integrating technology into their teaching, educators can engage students in new and innovative ways to increase achievement and ultimately to prepare them for greater success in the classroom and beyond."

The HP Technology for Teaching grant program is further intended to prepare students for leadership in the competitive, digital workforce and to ignite interest in careers in science, technology and engineering.

"The challenge of incorporating a project-based learning activity has demonstrated that children of all backgrounds have an incredible need and desire to be exposed to technology integration within the classroom environment," said Christine Potter, first-grade teacher at Greenwood Forest Elementary in Houston, Texas, and a 2004 HP Technology for Teaching grant recipient. "HP technology has allowed my students to stretch their capabilities and reveal their unlimited abilities."

K-12 grants
HP is awarding $6.2 million in cash and equipment to teams of five teachers at 174 K-12 public schools in the United States and Puerto Rico. Preference was given to schools serving low-income students and projects including a math or science component.

The award package, valued at more than $35,000 for each team, will include five HP Tablet PCs, five HP multimedia projectors, five HP digital cameras, an HP Officejet All-in-One and a $500 stipend per teacher.

In addition, teachers will participate in a professional development program led by HP's partner, the International Society for Technology in Education. The professional development program will include customized learning opportunities, expert mentoring and participation in an online learning community to support teachers' innovative uses of technology.

Grant participants will use the technology in many innovative ways to encourage and develop student learning. Chandlers Elementary School in Russellville, Ky., will use the HP technology to learn and study basic farming operations. Classes will "sponsor" a cow and take "virtual" field trips to the farm using wireless, real-time streaming video to monitor the calving season and study food intake and milk production.

At Capitol High School in Santa Fe, N.M., freshmen students will use HP technology to learn about the connections between math and science through the study of radio astronomy. Students will observe and record "very low frequency" radio emissions from Jupiter and the sun and share their findings via the Internet with students making similar observations around the world.

Higher education grants
HP also is awarding a total of $2.3 million in cash and equipment to 31 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. The grantees will each receive an award package of HP products and faculty stipend valued at more than $74,000.

Recipients will use wireless technology to enhance student achievement in math, science, business and engineering courses. The grant will enable educators to develop and share effective educational approaches and experiences for applying technology into the academic environment with other professors on campus and beyond.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will use HP Tablet PCs, outfitted with global positioning system receivers and geographical information system software, in field-based earth science courses to gather data and test hypotheses in real time.

The Rochester Institute of Technology in New York will use HP technology to increase collaboration between students, especially enabling hearing-impaired students and faculty to fully participate in group projects.

Over the last 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. In 2004, HP's giving worldwide amounted to $61.6 million in cash and equipment. More information on HP's education initiatives is available at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/education/index.html.

2005 Technology for Teaching grant recipients
More information about 2005 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at www.hp.com/go/hpteach. This year's recipients, listed alphabetically by state, include:

Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage

Arizona
University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Tucson

Arkansas
Norfork School, Norfork

California
Borrego Springs Middle School, Borrego Springs; San Juan High School, Citrus Heights; The San Francisco 49ers Academy, East Palo Alto; Live Oak Elementary, Fallbrook; Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Academy, Indio; California State University, Los Angeles(1); Curtner School, Milpitas; Kimball Elementary School, National City; ACORN/Woodland Elementary School, Oakland; McClymonds High School, Oakland; San Luis Rey Elementary, Oceanside; Burton Street Elementary, Panorama City; Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill; Pleasant View Elementary School, Porterville; Mount Woodson Elementary School, Ramona; Canada College, Redwood City; Valley View Elementary School, Rocklin; California State University, Sacramento(1); Florin High School, Sacramento; La Entrada High School, Sacramento; Lisbon Elementary School, Sacramento; Morning Creek Elementary School, San Diego; School of Business, San Diego High Educational Complex, San Diego; June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), San Francisco; Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose(1); Cedar Grove Elementary, San Jose; Cesar Chavez Elementary School, San Jose; Easterbrook Discovery School, San Jose; K.R. Smith Elementary School, San Jose; San Lorenzo High School, San Lorenzo; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara(1); UC Santa Cruz, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, Santa Cruz; Escondido Elementary School, Stanford; Washington Middle School, Vista

Colorado
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs; Frontier Elementary School, Colorado Springs; William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs; Fort Lewis College, Durango; Carson Middle School, Fort Carson; Beattie Elementary, Fort Collins; Irish Elementary, Fort Collins; Poudre High School, Fort Collins; Holly Jr./Sr. High School, Holly; Walsh School District RE-1, Walsh

Connecticut
Connecticut College, New London

Delaware
Sussex Central Middle School, Millsboro

District of Columbia
Capitol Hill Cluster School, Peabody & Watkins Campuses, Washington, D.C.; Howard University, Washington, D.C.(1); Jefferson Junior High School, Washington, D.C.

Florida
Polk County Juvenile Boot Camp Education Department, Bartow; Broward Community College, Davie; Frostproof Middle Senior High School, Frostproof; Warfield Elementary, Indiantown; Country Oaks Elementary, LaBelle; Kenwood K-8 Center, Miami; Springwood Elementary School, Tallahassee; Cleveland Elementary School, Tampa; Memorial Middle School, Tampa; Stewart Middle Magnet School, Tampa

Georgia
Crawford W. Long Middle School, Atlanta; Southside Comprehensive High School, Atlanta; Euchee Creek Elementary, Grovetown; Ringgold Primary School, Ringgold; Stone Mountain High School, Stone Mountain

Idaho
Caldwell High School, Caldwell; Indian Creek Elementary School, Kuna; Kuna Middle School, Kuna; Marsing Middle School, Marsing

Illinois
Dodge Renaissance Academy, Chicago; Hyde Park Academy, Chicago; Whittier Elementary School, Chicago

Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Kansas City; Wellington Middle School, Wellington(1)

Kentucky
Chandlers Elementary School, Russellville; Meade Memorial Elementary School, Williamsport

Louisiana
Elaine P. Nunez Community College, Chalmette; Jefferson Elementary School, Jefferson

Massachusetts
Ayer Middle School, Ayer; Excel High School, Boston; Triton Regional High School, Byfield; Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School, Dorchester; Ferryway School, Malden, Marlborough Middle School, Marlborough; Westford Academy, Westford; Belmont Street Community School, Worcester; Columbus Park School, Worcester

MichiganBurger Center For Students with Autism, Garden City; Pine River Middle School, LeRoy; Springport Middle School, Springport

Mississippi
Beauvoir Elementary, Biloxi

Missouri
Bolivar Intermediate School, Bolivar; Bunker High, Bunker R-III School District, Bunker; Eastwood Elementary School, Marshall; Liberty Middle and High School, Mountain View; North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City; Washington University, St. Louis

Montana
The University of Montana, Missoula

Nebraska
Southeast Community College Area, Lincoln

Nevada
Owyhee Combined School, Owyhee

New Hampshire
Newport Middle High School, Newport

New Jersey
Mullica Township Schools, Elwood; Memorial Middle School, Fair Lawn; Haskell School, Haskell; Morris Hills High School, Rockaway; Camden County Technical Schools, Sicklerville; Dawes Avenue School, Somers Point

New Mexico
Capital High School, Santa Fe

New York
Akron Elementary School, Akron; Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, Amherst; Marble Hill School for International Studies, Bronx; P.S.188x at MS 301x, Bronx; Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont; John Bowne H.S., Flushing; Townsend Harris High School, Flushing; Ramsdell Elementary School, Jordan; Jefferson Elementary School, New Rochelle; Minerva Central School, Olmstedville; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester; George R. Staley Middle School, Rome; P.S.373 R, Staten Island; Van Hornesville Owen D. Young Central School, Van Hornesville

North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill; Duke University, Durham; Brentwood Elementary School, Fayetteville; Upward Elementary, Flat Rock; C. B. Martin Middle School, Tarboro

Ohio
Olde Orchard Alternative Elementary, Columbus; Driscoll Elementary, Dayton; Meadowdale High School, Dayton; Northwood Elementary School, North Canton; Mad River Middle School, Riverside; Stebbins High School, Riverside; Youngstown Early College High School, Youngstown

Oklahoma
Muskogee 7th & 8th Grade Center, Muskogee; Sasakwa High School, Sasakwa

Oregon
Lafayette Elementary, Albany; North Albany Middle School, Albany; Sunrise Elementary, Albany; Culver Elementary School, Culver; Cal Young Middle School, Eugene; George Middle School, Portland; West Salem High School, Salem; Heritage Elementary School, Woodburn

Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford; Pennsylvania State University, DuBois Campus, DuBois; Delaware County Community College, Media; Anna Howard Shaw Middle School, Philadelphia; Mt. Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania State University, University Park(1)

Puerto Rico
Escuela Luis Munoz Rivera, Aguadilla; University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla; Escuela Elemental de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan

Rhode Island
Ashton School, Cumberland

South Carolina
Francis Marion University, Florence; Myrtle Beach Intermediate, Myrtle Beach; Warrenville Elementary, Warrenville

Tennessee
Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis(1)

Texas
Canutillo Middle School, Canutillo; Polser Elementary, Carrollton; Irving Elementary School, Cleburne; Academy for Science & Health at Conroe HS, Conroe; Washington Junior High School, Conroe; Anderson Elementary, Houston; Clifton Middle School, Houston; Cunningham Middle School, Houston; Cypress Ridge High School, Houston(1); Edgewood Elementary, Houston; Eleanor Tinsley Elementary School, Houston; Evelyn S. Thompson Elementary, Houston; Jane Long Middle School, Houston; Kerr High School, Houston; Liestman Elementary, Houston; Northbrook Middle School, Houston; W. H. Wharton Elementary, Houston; Dunbar Primary School, Lufkin; Eastfield College, Mesquite; Lorenzo DeZavala Fifth Grade Center, Pasadena; Thunderbird Elementary School, Plainview; Xenia Voigt Elementary School, Round Rock

Virginia
Gunston Middle School, Arlington; Hartwood Elementary School, Fredericksburg; Terraset Elementary School, Reston

Washington
Stevens Elementary, Aberdeen; Edison Elementary School, Centralia; Park Orchard Elementary, Kent; Marysville Middle School, Marysville; Highlands Elementary, Renton; Beverly Park Elementary at Glendale, Seattle; Lakeridge Elementary, Seattle; Seattle University, Seattle(1); Glover Middle School, Spokane; Fruit Valley Community Learning Center, Vancouver; Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee; Henkle Middle School, White Salmon; Zillah Middle School, Zillah

West Virginia
Oak Hill Elementary School, Oak Hill

Wisconsin
Ashland High School, Ashland; Unity Elementary School, Balsam Lake; Chetek Middle School/High School, Chetek; St. Norbert College, De Pere

Wyoming
Chugwater Schools, Chugwater

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(1) School submitted multiple proposals. Only one grant per school was awarded.


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