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An Augmented Reality Sandbox for use in Early Elementary STEM Instruction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990020C0085
Agency Tracking Number: 91990020C0085
Amount: $900,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990020R0007
Solicitation Number: 91990020R0007
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-17
Small Business Information
2625 N Loop Dr Ste 2610
Ames, IA 50010
United States
DUNS: 080053782
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Whitmer
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 Chris Whitmer
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution

This project will fully develop NEWTON-AR, an augmented reality (AR) application-based engineering, computer science, and STEM puzzle game for children in kindergarten to grade three. Intended for use in classrooms, after-school programs, and at home, NEWTON-AR will combine AR, engineering, simulation, making, and programming into a sandbox game where students create, modify, simulate, prototype, and test contraptions to solve puzzle challenges. With each challenge many of the components have kit elements that can be fabricated and combined with virtual simulations in mixed-reality design and testing activities. NEWTON-AR will also include supporting curricular materials for teachers, student workbooks, and online media resources.

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