NEW YORK, May 15 - The Colorado Institute of Technology is encouraging colleges and universities in the state to submit proposals that would allow them to use informatics equipment CIT has collected from current vendor sponors.
The equipment "will be used to support the development of new curriculum opportunities in various technology areas for students in the Colorado universities and colleges," according to the CIT. Financial details were not released.
There are two proposal due dates: Aug. 15 and Feb. 15, 2004. According to CIT spokeswoman Helen Tueffel, the dates are designed to offer two opportunities for academic labs to apply.
"With this program we are introducing a new approach to supporting the technology workforce objectives of Colorado," said Margaret Cozzens, CIT president and CEO. "Availability of state-of-the-art equipment is key to the success of programs that train technology workers and support the research that will result in innovation in our state."
The CIT considers "areas of particular interest" to be global telecommunications, enterprise systems, digital media, bioinformatics, and homeland security. A second objective is to provide seed equipment and software for start up research projects in the initiative areas, the Denver-based group said.
A copy of the Call for Proposals for the CIT Equipment Program is available by clicking here.