Atari Inc. has announced the founding of the Atari Institute for Educational Action Research, which is to foster innovative and practical uses of personal computers in education.
The institute will provide grants of Atari computer products and cash stipends to institutions, individuals or organizations able to develop new educational uses for computers in schools, community programs or the home. Grants totaling more than $250,000 will be given during the institute's first year.
Ted M. Kahn, formerly an education consultant to the computer division of Atari, has been named executive director of the institute, which will be located in the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.
[Contact: Atari Inc., 1265 Borregas Ave., P.O. Box 427, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.]