April 21, 2005

Sacramento State program chosen
for national HP technology grant

Sacramento State was selected as one of 31 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. The University will receive an award package of HP products and a faculty stipend valued at more than $74,000 to improve student achievement.

Grant recipients will use HP wireless technology to enhance learning in engineering, math, science or business courses. At Sacramento State, physics professor Lynn Tashiro and teacher education professor David Jelinek will use the equipment and funding provided by the grant to further their efforts in teaching physics to non-traditional physics students, particularly students preparing to be K-8 teachers.

The mobile technology will allow them to conduct activities in both science and science teaching methods classes, in the field and in multiple K-8 classrooms. Students will be able to acquire “real world data” for experiments in areas like motion, sound and temperature, outside the typical laboratory setting.

The 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant program is awarding grants totaling $8.5 million to 174 kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and 31 two- and four- year colleges and universities in the United States. HP has committed $25 million to the three-year program, which supports HP’s broader education goal of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology. More than 400 schools worldwide have received grants since the program’s inception last year.

More information about 2005 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at www.hp.com/go/hpteach. Media assistance with the Sacramento State program is available by contacting the University’s public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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