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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 April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. Detecting Substandard, Nonconforming, Improperly Processed and Counterfeit Materiel

    SBC: Ocean Bay Information and Systems Management, LLC            Topic: DLA15C001

    Inspecting for and detecting counterfeit, unapproved material substitutions or substandard processed raw material using existing processes is difficult, time consuming and expensive.Ocean Bay, LLC and the Primary Investigator, Karen Bruer, formed a team consisting of Ocean Bay, LLC, Savanah River National Laboratory and Old Dominion University, to apply for DLA15C-001:Detecting Substandard, Noncon ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  3. Eco: An Online Virtual World for Middle School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: EDIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvXXII2zzw&index=5&list=PLVHqsnePfULrUf_-HwtRfwEYsb9patGd- Purpose: This project will develop and test Eco, an online multiplayer virtual environment and game designed to enhance middle school students' knowledge of ecology and environmental literacy. This is important because according to the 2011 National Assessment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. Haptic Immersion Platform to Improve STEM Learning for the Visually Impaired

    SBC: Information Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: For most of the 20th century, students with visual impairments were placed in separate schools from their peers. With major advances in public policy, it is now more common that all students (regardless of such disabilities) be integrated within schools and in classrooms. Recent research demonstrates a lack of products to support the visually impaired in STEM (science, technology, enginee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  5. Virtual Labs for High School Physics

    SBC: POLYHEDRON LEARNING MEDIA INC            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: With national attention on the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals, enrollment in science is expected to be on the rise in the years to come. Laboratory work is seen as an essential part of many STEM courses, because labs enable students to interact with natural phenomena and analyze collected data. Funding adequate labs, however, has become ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  6. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project optimizes haptic system design parameters and more thoroughly evaluates the impact of a vibratory haptic system for prosthetics. Objectives include: (1) building a hardware and software test bed for non-invasive voluntary control of a prosthetic hand with vibratory haptic feedback, (2) optimizing the tactor application, (3) assessing the effectiveness of tactor vibratory feedback on c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  7. HigherLearning at Higher Speeds in Biosciences Using Time Compressed Animated Delivery

    SBC: Current Conceptions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    TheoverallgoalistoestablishanefficientTCADinstructionaldesignandtovalidatethatenhancedlearningoutcomesoccuramongdiversetopics.InPhaseI,wewilldeveloptwoTimeCompressedAnimatedDeliveryprototypesthatwillpresentcomplexphysiologicconceptsinreproductivescience.TheincorporatedtechnologiesoftheTCADare:stepanimations,3Danatomicalreconstructions,streaminganimations,voiceoverandscriptmessaging.ThePhaseIexperi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  8. Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

    SBC: Modumetal, Inc.            Topic: DLA07001

    The purpose of this SBIR effort is to commercialize an innovative method for the production of Modumetal™ discrete parts. The Phase I effort has demonstrated: (1) The low-cost production of monolithic parts of various scales using a net-shape (additive) manufacturing process, (2) An new production process in which cost and production volume are decoupled, and (3) Significant improvement in pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  9. Virtual Physics Laboratory

    SBC: POLYHEDRON LEARNING MEDIA INC            Topic: N/A

    Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc., Wheeling, WV, will create a prototype of a Virtual Physics Laboratory - an online, virtual physics lab experience for college level and/or advanced placement high school physics classes. Each online lab will be comprehensive – containing everything students need to conduct a physics laboratory experiment, including animations, brief video clips, and simulated la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Education
  10. THE PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION PACKAGE-- COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE UTILIZING PROGRESSIVE ESL

    SBC: Integrated Learning Systems            Topic: N/A

    THE PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION PACKAGE WILL BE A SOFTWARE AND COURSEWARE PACKAGE WHICH WILL TEACH SCIENCE IN GRADES 6-9 TO STUDENTS WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH. STUDENTS USING THE PACKAGE WILL LEARN SCIENCE MATERIAL IN MICROCOMPUTER-BASED TUTORIAL DIALOGS THAT INCORPORATE INTERACTIVE VIDEO, GRAPHICS, AND MULTIPLE LEVELSOF TEXTUAL RESPONSES AND REMEDIATIONS. THE STUDENTS WILL WORK PAP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Education

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