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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. 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
  2. Improving Administrators' Education Technology Discovery and Selection

    SBC: EDSURGE INC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    Concierge is a platform for school administrators to discover and select education technology products to support school improvement. The intended users are principals, technology coaches, and curriculum directors who are responsible for selecting and implementing education technology in K–12 classrooms or schools. Concierge will include components to guide administrators through the product dis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. StoryWorld: Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners

    SBC: StoryWorld International Corporation            Topic: EDIES17R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed a StoryWorld, a computer-based intervention for English Learners (ELs) that presents children oral and written narratives in English while also providing the information in their first language. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of a web-based dashboard that provides EL teachers real-time reports on c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Interactive Software Tools for Processing QIF-formatted Part Models to Generate Realistic and Accurate Measurement Plans and Programs in Standard Digital Languages

    SBC: CAPVIDIA NA LLC            Topic: NA

    The QIF standard shows the promise of offering an environment where best-in-class metrology applications can be linked to yield solutions that are automated, optimized, adaptive, and traceable, maintaining the agility required to ensure U. S. global competitiveness. While the QIF standard has reached a substantial level of comprehensiveness and maturity, the embodiment of the standard in actual, c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Large Field of View Microscope for Rapid, High-Resolution Imaging

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: NA

    In this SBIR effort, Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to develop a high-resolution (< 1 micron) microscope that can rapidly (< 30 seconds) image a large field of view (> 1 cm2). The technology will provide both bright-field and fluorescence imaging and be capable of retrofitting into a wide variety of existing microscopes at a low retail price. This work will complement the microscopy efforts that are on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. XpressRules-PM: Commercial Implementation of PM/NGAC

    SBC: XpressRules LLC            Topic: NA

    This proposal represents a collaborative response by XpressRules and NIST to a two-fold demand from the information security marketplace. The business requirement (for true policy governance) is that asset owners and steward themselves-and not IT—become directly accountable for the life cycles of their rules and policies. The technical requirement (for an adequate data model) is that the policie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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