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.
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 2014-15 PLATO Lecture Series Call for Proposals. The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2014 at 5 pm.
Technology Grants: From the 1980s through 2013, PLATO Technology Grants supported projects that strengthened and enhanced curriculum incorporating the use of computer technology. The last PLATO Technology Grant was awarded in 2013. For a list of past recipients, refer to the PLATO Technology Grants history page.
For further information, please contact John McLain, (360) 867-6045.