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HP Donates $2.8 Million To Increase Number Of High-Tech Grads

Hewlett-Packard's 2007 Technology for Teaching Grant initiative gives extra consideration to schools that focus on environmental engineering and 'green' product design.

Looking to improve college-level math and sciences courses and pump out more students graduating with high-tech degrees, Hewlett-Packard is granting $2.8 million in cash and equipment to colleges and universities.

HP's program will focus on two- and four-year institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company will give extra grant consideration to school proposals that relate to environmental engineering and "green" product design, according to a written statement. This goes along with HP's announced pledge early in November to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities worldwide to 15% below 2006 levels.

The 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative is aimed at improving the technology and technical instruction in the classroom, thereby increasing student success. The written release also points out that schools that do well with the 2007 grant could look to receive larger grants in 2008.

Professors and administrators interested in applying for this grant will find additional information, a request for proposal forms, and application submission deadlines at this HP web site.

According to HP, students and faculty at Duke University, a two-time recipient of the HP Technology for Teaching Grant, use HP tablet PCs in electrical and computer engineering courses. HP's worldwide commitment to schools through the HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative totals more than $36 million since the program's launch in 2004.

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