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AN INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE SHELL FOR EXPERIMENT SIMULATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17396
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17396
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUANTUM RESEARCH SERVICES
5410 APEX HWY, STE W DURHAM, NC 27713
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AN INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE SHELL FOR EXPERIMENT SIMULATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP THE RUDIMENTS, IN PHASE I, OF A SOFTWARE SHELL THAT WILL ALLOW TEACHERS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION TO CONSTRUCT SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC "EXPERIMENTS" ON PERSONAL COMPUTERS. THE SHELL WILL INCORPORATE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, ALREADY DEVELOPED IN PREVIOUS WORK, GRAPHICS FILES, AND OTHER STORAGE AND PRESENTATION UTILITIES IN A WAY THAT DRAMATICALLY STREAMLINES THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING SPECIFIC PROGRAMS ON SCIENTIFIC TOPICS. THE RESULTING PROGRAMS OR EXPERIMENTS WILL, BY VIRTUE OF THE BUILT-IN UTILITIES AND SIMULATION PACKAGES, PROVIDE LIVELY INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS THAT STUDENTS CAN USE TO EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS IN A NON-THREATENING, SELF-PACED MANNER. THE SHELL WE WILL DEVELOP WILL SERVE AS A SOFTWARE TOOL THAT CAN BE MADE BROADLY AVAILABLE, MUCH AS EXPERT LANGUAGE SHELLS ARE NOW WIDELY USED TO CONSTRUCT USER-SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. WE WILL WORK WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS ALLIANCE TO IDENTIFY TEACHERS WHO WILL HELP US DESIGN AND EVALUATE THE SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

A.m. Yacout
Vice President
9195444952

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantum Research Services Inc
Alston Technical Park 100 Capitala Dr Suite 109 Durham, NC 27713

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No