PLATO Technology and Lecture Series Grants
Royalties received from the PLATO computer-aided instruction materials developed at Evergreen during the early 1980s support technology grants and an annual lecture series on computer-related topics.
Technology Grants: PLATO Technology Grants, open to faculty and Academic division staff, support projects that strengthen and enhance curriculum incorporating the use of computer technology. Until all funds are exhausted, the college will make annual awards of up to $10,000 for computer hardware, software, and the development of cutting edge computing applications to support innovative teaching. Applications are requested and reviewed once per year by the PLATO Royalties Committee, generally during winter quarter. For a list of past recipients, refer to the PLATO Technology Grants history page. Here is the PLATO Technology Grants Call for Proposals for the 2013-14 academic year. The deadline for technology grant proposals is February 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.
- Lecture Series (a.k.a. Cutting Edge Symposium): The PLATO Lecture Series award, open to faculty, supports an annual guest speaker series on a topic concerning computers and technology. Some themes of past series have been computers in the arts, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and the Internet. Approximately $5,000 is available for each annual series. The deans solicit proposals annually for the coming year's lecture series. If more than one proposal is received, the deans will publicize and hold an open meeting at which the proposals will be presented and discussed by any interested faculty and students. The deans will then select a proposal for the series. Here is the PLATO Lecture Series Call for Proposals for the 2013-14 academic year. The deadline for lecture series proposals is February 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.
For further information, please contact John McLain, (360) 867-6045.