The Foundation celebrated the 25th year of the Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering with a reunion of former and current Fellows in Denver, Colorado.  The Packard Fellowship program was established in 1988 to allow the nation’s most promising scientists to pursue science and engineering research early in their careers with few funding restrictions and limited reporting requirements.  The program arose out of David Packard’s commitment to strengthen university-based science and engineering programs in recognition that the success of the Hewlett-Packard Company derived in large measure from the research and development in university laboratories.

By supporting highly innovative professors early in their careers, the Foundation hopes to support scientific leaders, helping to further their promising work in science and engineering and encourage their efforts to train the next generation of scientists.