ECSU selected for $68,000 Hewlett Packard Technology Grant
Kesha Williams June 01, 2007
Elizabeth City State 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 Hewlett Packard
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. ECSU 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. The technology
vision at ECSU is to integrate technology in teaching to positively transform the
learning process for both faculty and students. The vision also emphasizes on importance
of providing students equitable access and actively involving them in the learning
process to increase achievement and ultimately greater success beyond the domain of
"The HP mobile Tablet PC technology-based instruction delivery project is aimed towards
enhancing students' success in classrooms and encourage other faculty members to adopt
mobile technology-based instruction in their courses," said Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, a faculty
member in the Department of Technology and the Principle Investigator of the project.
With support from the department Chair, Dr. Elahi, network administrator, Kerry Krauss,
and the instructional technology specialist, Ms. Loretta Powers, the mobile Tablet
PC technology will be integrated and tested in two electronics courses offered by
the Department of Technology.
The Department of Technology at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) offers baccalaureate
degrees in Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, and Aviation Science. The
Industrial Technology program is fully accredited by the National Association of Industrial
Technology (NAIT). The department understands change in educational systems and encourages
the faculty members to experience and observe effective uses of technology in their
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.
For more information on the program at ECSU, contact Dr. Kuldeep S. Rawat 252-335-3846
or communicate by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Elizabeth City State University is available at www.ecsu.edu.