Hahn Grant Historical Background

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The Hahn Teaching with Technology program, supported by the Hahn Fund for Innovation seeks projects involving technology and teaching.

A Generous Gift

Hahn Hall | Image Source: Pomona College

In 1990 Franklin and Margaret Hahn provided Pomona College with a generous monetary gift. With these funds, the Hahn Building was completed in 1997. In the 2000s, ITS and the Dean’s Office used the remaining funds to establish the Teaching with Technology grant program.

In the official acknowledgment letter to the Hahns, then Vice President of Development at Pomona College, Ted Gibbens, wrote the following:

Our excitement has increased daily as we realize what can be accomplished as a result of this magnificent gift. Blessings on you both for your generosity and for the good things your gift will bring to the faculty and students of Pomona College.

-Ted Gibbens

This excitement continues today as the Hahn gift supports new innovative teaching projects each year.

Hahn Funding

Hahn funds have been used to support teaching with technology projects in the following ways:

  • Computer hardware and software​
  • Faculty stipends​
  • Research/Teaching Assistant hires​
  • Student labor​
  • Guest speakers​
  • Conference fees/travel​
  • Books

Grant Information

The Hahn Teaching with Technology Grant Call for Proposals is released on the RITG site each spring and includes the grant requirements. Awardees are announced the following summer/fall. To learn more about past Hahn recipients and their projects, visit Hahn Recipients.