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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is selected as HP Technology Grant recipient

$74,000 HP Technology for Teaching grant includes HP tablets, wireless equipment, and faculty stipend to improve student achievement.

TUCSON, Ariz. – April 28, 2005 – The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management was selected as one of 31 two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. The Eller College of Management will receive an award package of HP products and a faculty stipend valued at more than $74,000.

Each of the HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients will use HP wireless technology to enhance learning in engineering, math, science or business courses. The Eller College of Management plans to integrate the HP technology with its curriculum to improve the overall learning experience for its students.

Veronica Diaz, Eller College Learning Technologies Manager, explained the benefits of the technology grant: “With this technology, more than 400 business undergraduate students will be exposed to business communication collaboration over a year and a half. Students will collaborate and engage in cross-curricular team projects with web conferencing, large classes will offer blended learning (online and face-to-face) providing immediate feedback and evaluation through the use of simulations and other tools, and students will be enabled to work anywhere on campus, encouraging increased student participation and advanced critical thinking.”

“Technology is at the heart and soul of the Eller College educational experience, due to our strengths in MIS and entrepreneurship,” said Pam Perry, associate dean of the Eller College Undergraduate Programs. “HP’s tablet and mobile technology will benefit our faculty and students by eliminating redundancy, improving active student learning, and increasing communication and collaboration. We are privileged to be the only school in Arizona to benefit from HP’s Technology for Teaching grant program. This is one more actionable step we are taking to make an Eller education relevant and rigorous.”

The 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant program is awarding grants totaling $8.5 million to 174 kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools and 31 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the US and Puerto Rico. HP has committed $25 million to the three-year program, which supports HP’s broader education goal of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology. More than 400 schools worldwide have received grants since the program’s inception last year.

“Technology has the power to positively transform the learning process for both educators and students,” said Bess Stephens, vice president, Philanthropy and Education, HP. “By integrating technology into their teaching, educators can engage students in new and innovative ways to increase achievement, and ultimately to prepare them for greater success in the classroom and beyond.”

More information about 2005 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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