HP’s Catalyst Initiative has been at the forefront of advancing STEM education with unique approaches that leverage technology and have global reach. Recently, HP announced plans to invest $1 million in support of a new Education Innovation Challenge Fund for India. Now, HP is looking for 20 new organizations to join the HP Catalyst Network and receive more than $150,000 (USD) in technology, cash, and professional services.
How can you get involved?
First, to qualify for eligibility, applications must be submitted by educational institutions that serve students in grades 6-16 in these targeted countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
If you’re eligible, you can download the request for proposals here: www.hp.com/go/hpcatalyst. When preparing your proposal it’s important to think about HP’s innovation themes for transforming STEM education:
- The Multi-Versity: Exploring new ways to provide online STEM education to post-secondary, secondary, and adult students
- Pedagogy 3.0: Examining the future of STEM teacher preparation and preparing teachers to facilitate 21st century learning experiences for their students
- Global Collaboratory: Enabling students to participate in collaborative problem-solving to address urgent social challenges using the power of collaborative grid computing
- The New Learner: Engaging formal and informal education organizations to explore how to build a network of learning opportunities for students
- Measuring Learning: Developing ways to assess STEM competencies that are often not assessed in school and the ability to tackle big, open-ended challenges
- STEM-preneur: Addressing novel ways to combine STEM education with the skills and passion of entrepreneurship
If you’re interested in who received grants in 2010, check out the full list here: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/socialinnovation/hpcataly
Think you have what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.