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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. Design Environment for Educator-Student Collaboration Allowing Real-Time Engineering-centric, STEM (DESCARTES) Exploration in Middle Grades

    SBC: Parametric Studio, Inc.            Topic: none

    DESCARTES is a game-based engineering environment where students design, test, and build projects, including boats, airplanes, and other models. The web-based student-facing environment will include challenges, topic introductions, tutorials, and tools for analyzing and improving projects. Following completion of a concept in the environment, students will then build and test real world prototypes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. 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
  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. The Iowa Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Automatic Word Recognition and Decoding (iASK)

    SBC: Foundations In Learning, Inc            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/P716_x5KhPk Purpose: This project team will develop and test iASK, an app intended to assess and support increased word recognition among middle school students who struggle to read. The 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress reported that 66% of middle school students scored below proficient in reading, and 22% scored below ba ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Gesture Recognition System for Personal Computing Applications

    SBC: Future of Technology and Health, LC            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Education
  8. ELIMINATING ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS IN EDUCATIONAL FACILITIESTHROUGH UNIVERSAL DESIGN

    SBC: Barrier Free Resources            Topic: N/A

    THE TERM UNIVERSAL DESIGN REFERS TO THE DESIGN OF PRODUCTS AND FACILITIES SO THEY CAN BE USED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT BYALL PEOPLE. (5) TWO HALLMARK CHARACTERISTICS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN ARE ADAPTABILITY AND SAFETY. IT IS COST EFFECTIVE DESIGNING WHICH IS FUNCTIONAL FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE AND FOR THE FACILITY USERS. OUR INTENT IS TO DEVELOP AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING AP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Education
  9. 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
  10. FEASIBILITY TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE JOB DEVELOPMENT, JOB MODIFICATIONS, OR JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: Nexus Applied Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    COMPUTERS ARE WIDELY USED AS WORKSTATIONS IN TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS. THE JOBS ASSOCIATED WITH WORKSTATIONS REMAIN UNAVAILABLE TO MOST OF THE SEVERELY HANDICAPPED POPULATION BECAUSE THEY REQUIRE NORMAL DEXTERITY IN ONE OR BOTH HANDS TO CONTROL THE KEYBOARD AND MOUSE OR OTHER POINTING DEVICE. WORKSTATIONS ARE BASED ON AWIDE VARIETY OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PLATFORMS, MAKING MODIFICATION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Education

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