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K+C=PXC: KIDS & COMPUTERS RESULT IN PREVENTION OF CANCER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19081
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19081
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Software Systems Specialists,
11970 Borman Drive, Suite 110 St. Louis, MO 63146
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: K+C=PXC: KIDS & COMPUTERS RESULT IN PREVENTION OF CANCER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

PATTERNS OF DECISIONS ABOUT NUTRITION ESTABLISHED DURING EARLY ADOLESCENCE CAN INFULENCE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING CANCER LATER IN LIFE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE CHILDREN OF THIS AGE GROUP WITH INFORMATION ABOUT CANCER AND NUTRITION TO GUIDE THEM TOWARD WISE NUTRITIONAL CHOICES. HOWEVER, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO IMPRESS ADOLESCENTS DUE TO THE PRESSURE OF PEERS AND THE ADVERTISING MEDIA. THE FLEXIBILITY AND APPEAL OF COMPUTERS MAKES THEM ESPECIALLY APPROPRIATE FOR PRESENTING NUTRITION AND CANCER INFORMATION TO THIS POPULATION. WE WILL DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEM FOR SIXTH THROUGH EIGHT GRADE STUDENTS WHICH PRESENTS INFORMATION ABOUT NUTRITION AND CANCER IN AN ENGAGING AND ENJOYABLE MANNER. THE SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE THE ADVANCED COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES OF INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, AND HYPERMEDIA, ALONG WITH AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN APPROACH. THE RESULTS SHOULD ALSO APPLY TO OTHER AGE GROUPS AND INSTRUCTIONAL DOMAINS.

Principal Investigator:

Patricia A Suess
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Software Systems Specialtists
11970 Borman Drive Suite 110 St Louis, MO 63146

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