National University




National University One of 42 Schools Nationwide Selected as HP Technology Grant Recipient

$68,000 grant includes HP wireless equipment and faculty stipend to improve student achievement

May 2, 2007

San Diego, Calif. – National University was selected as one of 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a  2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform teaching and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. 

During the 2007-2008 academic year, HP Technology for Teaching grant projects will impact more than 6,000 higher education students. National University will receive an award package of HP products and a faculty stipend valued at more than $68,000.

Each of the HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients will use HP wireless Tablet PCs to enhance learning in engineering, math, science, or computer science in the National University School of Engineering and Technology (SOET).

SOET provides learners with the skills and foundations for careers and advancement in engineering, technology, computer science, and related fields. National University's programs are state-of-the-art, and SOET offers innovative and market-appropriate programs and curricula designed to prepare students to meet the demands of these rapidly evolving fields.

"National University is always looking for ways to increase the ability of students to absorb information quickly and thoroughly," said Dr. Ronald P. Uhlig, Associate Professor in the National University School of Engineering and Technology. "We appreciate HP's support, and are excited to have this opportunity to further enhance the teaching and learning of complex engineering subjects through the use of HP technology in our classrooms."

In 2007, HP is awarding 172 K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico more than $7 million in mobile technology, cash and professional development as part of its 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant program. Since 2004, HP has contributed a total of $36 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 650 schools worldwide. During the past 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.

"HP empowers students and teachers to succeed through innovative uses of technology and training," said Sidney Espinosa, director, Philanthropy Program, HP.  "We invest in schools to increase educational attainment and contribute to the development of a skilled, diverse workforce in the future."

More information about the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at www.hp.com/go/hpteach. More information about the National University School of Engineering and Technology is available at http://www.nu.edu/Academics/Schools/SOET.html.

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