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Technology enhanced science education.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80948
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
ED-06-PO-0907
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Technology enhanced science education.
Agency: ED
Contract: ED-06-PO-0907
Award Amount: $99,723.00
 

Abstract:

There is a troubling decline in the number of US citizens training to become scientists and engineers. There are insufficient numbers of qualified science teachers in the middle schools, where interest in science must be kindled. Technology enhanced learning environments (TELEs), which could improve science education, are not being widely deployed. This Phase I project will customize a TELE to a) provide science lessons for middle school students while increasing comprehension; b) that allow less qualified teachers to feel comfortable using the materials; and c) that reduces the barriers to implementation among teachers. To develop, test, and evaluate the product, Advanced Fuel Research will use the open source software of the Concord Consortium. The platform will be built using one of the most advance TELE systems, SAIL, which is currently under development. The product will deliver lessons in atomic behavior underlying real world physical and chemical phenomena.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Solomon
8605289806
peter.r.solomon@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Peter Solomon
8605289806
peter.r.solomon@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108

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