Story posted July 25, 2007
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has awarded Bowdoin College a 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant.
The grants are designed to improve student achievement through the innovative uses of technology in the classroom while encouraging student interest in careers in technology, engineering, math and science.
HP received more than 300 applications but awarded only 42 colleges and universities across the U.S. the grants which are designed to support educators using technology in innovative ways. Adriana Palacio, assistant professor of computer science, took the lead role in applying for the grant.
"This honor reflects Bowdoins deep commitment to using the emerging technologies of the 21st century to enhance learning," says U.S. Rep. Tom Allen 67. "As an alumnus, I am particularly proud of this accomplishment."
Higher education grant recipients are awarded packages worth more than $68,000. They include HP products, including HP Tablet PCs, and a faculty stipend.