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A LABORATORY/FIELD WORKSTATION FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21031
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21031
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: A LABORATORY/FIELD WORKSTATION FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

A STEP TOWARD BEING NUMBER ONE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION BY THE YEAR 2000 (AMERICA 2000 GOAL) AND MAINTAINING REASONABLE SCHOOL BUDGETS CAN BE MADE BY INTRODUCING A LOW COST SYSTEM WHICH WILL BRING THE STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL LABORATORY. THE PLANNED LABORATORY WORKSTATION ADDRESSES THIS NEED, BY TAKING THE STATE OF THE ART TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHERS AND INTEGRATING THEM INTO A COST EFFECTIVE, EASY TO USE, MODULAR SYSTEM FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOL LABORATORIES. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF A LOW COST HAND HELD DATA ACQUISTION AND LOGGING SYSTEM, A USER SELECTABLE SENSOR ARRAY, AND SOFTWARE FOR DOWNLOADING DATA TO A PERSONAL COMPUTER FOR ANALYSIS.L THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A PLAN FOR INTEGRATING THIS WORKSTATION INTO THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM. THE PRECISE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED THROUGH A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH EDUCATORS. WITH THESE SPECIFICATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT MICROCONTROLLER EXPERIENCE, THE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT HARDWARE AND SOTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS SYSTEM WILL THEN BE FIELD TESTED IN A HIGH SCHOOL LABORATORY. THE INFORMATION GATHERED IN PHASE I WILL DEFINE THE APPROACH TO CURRICULUM INTEGRATION THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASE II. FEEDBACK FROM THE FIELD TESTING PROCESS WILL BE USED TO REFINE AND AUGMENT THE DESIGN INTO A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT DURING PHASE II. BY ACTIVELY ADDRESSING CURRICULUM INTEGRATION ALONG WITH FIELD TESTED HARDWARE, THE SYSTEM WILL BE READY FOR COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHASE III.

Principal Investigator:

Ms C Jean Bustard
3037925615

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies Inc.
304 Inverness Way S #110 Englewood, CO 80112

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