Penn State DuBois one of 31 colleges and
universities nationwide awarded HP
$74,000 HP Technology for Teaching grant
includes HP wireless equipment and faculty
stipend to improve student achievement
(DuBois) – Penn State DuBois was
selected as one of 31 two- and four-year
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.
Penn State DuBois will receive
an award package of HP products and a
faculty stipend valued at more than $74,000.
Each of the HP
Technology for Teaching grant recipients
will use HP wireless technology to enhance
learning in engineering, math, science or
business courses. Keely Roen, instructor in
Wildlife Technology at Penn State DuBois,
will be using HP mobile tablet personal
computers to aid in the redesign of the
field-based laboratory component of her
course in wildlife management techniques.
This course serves as the foundation for all
other research and management-oriented
courses in the Wildlife Technology program.
"HP mobile technology
is an invaluable tool in achieving the
course’s learning objectives," says Roen.
"It is not an understatement to say that
mobile technology could revolutionize how
students collect, analyze, and share data in
Roen is partnering
for this project with Jason Long, instructor
and program leader in the Information
Sciences and Technology (IST) program at the
Penn State DuBois. From planning the
wireless network to aid wildlife students
how to use the wireless units, first and
second year IST students in the network
program will play a large role in the HP
mobile technology project.
"IST students receive
a solid technical foundation in this
program. This project will enhance the
customer service skills needed in the
information technology field. By partnering
with the wildlife department, IST students
will have a dedicated customer base to
train, manage, and support," says Long.
"The HP grant helps
Penn State DuBois to give students from two
cutting edge programs, Wildlife Technology
and Information Sciences and Technology, the
opportunity to collaborate on a real world
task - implementing mobile data collection
and analysis, says Robert Loeb, director of
gained will greatly enhance the education of
students from both programs in terms of
learning how the technology can be applied
and working in cross-functional teams."
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 US and Puerto Rico.
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.
"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."
about 2005 HP Technology for Teaching
program and grant recipients is available at