Academic Grants

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: Beginning in the 1980s, 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 and their projects, visit the PLATO Technology Grants history page.

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 and make the final selection.

Submit proposals for the 2015-16 PLATO Lecture Series by January 30, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Here is the Call for Proposals.

For further information, please contact John McLain, (360) 867-6045.