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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. A Novel Platform for High-Quality Formative Assessment in Mathematics

    SBC: Simbulus, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed Woot Math, a web- and app-based mathematics intervention for algebra. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of Woot Math Polls, an interactive formative assessment platform to facilitate teachers' real-time decision-making while students use Woot Math in the classroom. The prototype will allow teachers to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Advanced Solutions for Radiation Susceptibility Analysis & Prediction

    SBC: LUCID CIRCUIT, INC.            Topic: DTRA162006

    With the advent of high-density low-power sub-20nm technology processes and circuits with tens-of-billions of transistors, radiation-induced single-event effects present a new set of design challenges for terrestrial applications. Developing reliable single-event effect resilient microelectronics in these modern technology nodes is a resource and time-intensive endeavor that further requires valid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Advanced Fast Shutter for Debris Mitigation

    SBC: Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: DTRA143007

    In an effort to development more robust optical system coatings DTRA, in collaboration with Sandia National Labs, is working to characterize the degradation of optical materials for space systems when exposed to high intensely EUV/ cold x-rays. The experiments utilizes the Double Eagle z-pinch facility which generates high current, high voltage arc pinch plasma to produce an intense EUV and cold x ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Bioinformatics: Data Integration for Biomonitoring Applications

    SBC: Reference Genomics, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162002

    To effectively counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) we must be able to accurately and sensitively detect the sites of WMD development. While the reagents and byproducts of nuclear activity may be rapidly depleted from environmental sites, those transient perturbations leave a lasting mark on the resident microbial communities by promoting and restricting the growth of different microorganisms ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Bioinformatics: Data Integration for Biomonitoring Applications

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: DTRA162002

    Aret Associates and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) propose an interdisciplinary effort to meet the challenges of developing a soil microbiome-based nuclear activity biomonitoring application. Our approach combines Arets expertise in decision theory and bioinformatics with ORNLs subject matter expertise in microbial ecology and contaminant signatures. We will adapt and extend our high featu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. CloudLab: Software Development for Hands-On Science Learning

    SBC: MYRIAD SENSORS, INC.            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed PocketLab, a set of web-based hands-on science simulations for middle school classrooms. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of CloudLab, a classroom management platform to extend the functionality of PocketLab. The prototype will include a portal so that a class of students can collaborate on experimen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Development of an Online, Multi-Challenge Platform for K-12 Students

    SBC: FUTURE ENGINEERS, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    The project team will develop a platform that will facilitate design challenges in K-12 classrooms across STEM academic topics and career paths within the field of engineering. The platform will enable classes to post their projects to the site and for other classes around the country to participate in the project. Each challenge (and the associated education resources curated for that challenge) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. High Performance Computing (HPC) Application Performance Prediction & Profiling Tools

    SBC: EP ANALYTICS, INC..            Topic: DTRA152003

    EP Analytics Inc. will develop and commercialize a suite of easy-to-use performance profiling and prediction tools for characterizing the performance and energy efficiency of High Fidelity computer codes. DTRA uses High Fidelity codes to investigate weapon effects phenomenology and techniques for countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). End-to-end High Fidelity simulations in support of the D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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