The college of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has required incoming freshmen majoring in Engineering and Computer science to purchase and use the handheld computers. The iPAQ handheld personal computers are equipped with wireless communication capability to connect with wireless hubs giving students access to the Internet and to email services. The iPAQs are capable devices with 32 Megabytes of memory and a 6 × 8 cm touch-sensitive color graphics screen on which users can enger information using a stylus either through soft buttons, menus, or handwriting recognition. These devices can also store libraries of information locally, giving students access to component data sheets and chemical properties.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
|Event||2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: Jun 16 2002 → Jun 19 2002