HP Technology for Teaching (TfT) Grant
HP's Technology for Teaching (TfT) grant supports our goal of transforming math, science and engineering education through creative technology integration inside and outside the traditional classroom, In 2004, HP awarded Technology for Teaching cash and equipment grants worth $2.2 million to 19 universities in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, $280,000 to eight K-12 schools in Canada and $8 million to 197 U.S. educational institutions at all levels.
Schools serving low-income students and projects with a math or science component were our priorities for K-12 U.S. Technology for Teaching grants. Grantees received HP wireless mobile technology solutions, and K-12 educators received professional development and online resources administered by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Successful recipient programs may apply for additional technology awards in 2005 through a special Technology for Teaching grant program worth a total of $2 million.
The following examples highlight how students and teachers will use the Technology for Teaching grants:
-At Canutillo Elementary School in Canutillo, Texas, sixth-grade students will document the people and environment of Mexican-American border communities.
-At East Lincoln Elementary School in Tullahoma, Tenn., students will support the school's Garden Club Project, a hands-on experience for students that encompasses math, science, economics and publishing.
-At Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., professors will pioneer mobile teaching techniques for science courses to address the growing demand for health science professionals and engineers in southern Wisconsin.
-At the Technical Community College in Springfield, Mass., professors and students will improve critical and quantitative analyses and increase opportunities for Web-based and in-field biology experiments.
-At the National University of Ireland in Galway, an engineering professor will create a campus-wide software development project, providing students with real-world career development experience.
-At Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan, HP mobile technology will be used to establish a digital classroom and support the university's e-Guide Dog research project, using hand-held devices with Global Positioning Systems to help blind students identify their location on campus.
To increase the worldwide impact of our Technology for Teaching grant program, we convened nearly 100 Technology for Teaching university level grant recipients from around the world in Monterey, Calif. for the 2004 HP Higher Education Technology for Teaching Conference. Students and professors shared examples of how they are incorporating HP technology in their classrooms.
|2004 cash donations|| ||$ 61,600,000|
|As pct. of revenue|| ||0.1 %|
|As pct. of earnings|| ||1.5 %|
|Change since 2003|| ||181.3 %|
|Change since 2002|| ||148.3 %|
|2004 in-kind donations|| ||$ 45,000,000|
|As pct. of revenue|| ||0.1 %|
|As pct. of earnings|| ||1.1 %|
|Change since 2003|| ||11.1 %|
|Change since 2002|| ||20.4 %|
|Projected increase/decrease|| ||decrease|
Other / specifics: Economic development
HP's commitment to corporate giving extends beyond one-time donations to address some of the world's toughest challenges. To make real change in critical global issues such as economic development and sustainability, social causes, and access to educational opportunities, in 2004, HP contributed $61.6 million in resources worldwide. This helps students, teachers, community residents and nonprofits address some of their most fundamental challenges. We believe technology should be accessible to everyone in the world as a means to learn, work and benefit from information.
Our major objectives for corporate giving are:
o Technology Access: Bridge the gap between technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities by providing underserved communities with access to information technology and skills training.
o Education: Transform teaching and learning to enhance student success and increase the number of skilled workers in computer science and engineering fields.
o Employee-Giving: Provide employees with programs and opportunities that encourage and support their interests in improving their communities and the world.