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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. Visualizations that effectively support learners in math and science

    SBC: Agile Mind, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the feasibility of developing and instrumenting specific interactive visualizations that effectively support learners understanding of core concepts in mathematics and science and that increase their motivation to explore these concepts deeply. The key innovation is creating and instrumenting specific visualizations and related tas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  2. Organisms 3D models to enhance high school biology

    SBC: ARCHIE MD INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project combines 3D computer graphics and gaming technology to provide a nonlinear, immersive biology simulation ca lled OrganiSims. OrganiSims will be designed to convey highlevel biology concepts in a manner that engages high school students, and unify biology concepts while illustrating how these concepts interact. OrganiSims will enable students to observe and experiment with the key biol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  3. Hearing Companion: Handheld Portable Sound Identification and Critical Alerting Functionality for People Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Based on previous research, this project develops and demonstrates the HearingCompanionwhich: (1) automatically recognizes specific sounds in the environment on a pocket-sized device; and(2) alerts the user on their mobile device via vibration, images, and captions that identify these recognizedsounds. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developing technology, improvingthe abilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  4. SoundCompass- A Wearable Sound Direction and Motion Detector for People who are Hard of Hearing

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project researches, develops, and demonstrates the technical merit and feasibility of awearable device which (1) detects the direction of a sound source or motion, and (2) alerts the user viavibration, images, and captions to the direction of this sound source or movement relative to the currentposition of the individual. This provides the user with a sense of independence and personal safety ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  5. MeasureResults: A Proposed Tool for Data Driven Decisions in Schools

    SBC: EMPIRICAL EDUCATION INC            Topic: N/A

    Empirical Education Inc proposes to extend our analytical tool, MeasureResults¿, to include features that support school level experiments. MeasureResults allows practitioners to question the effectiveness of instructional and professional development products and to obtain answers using research and statistical techniques common in rigorous educational research such as described in Shadish, Cook ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  6. MeasureResults: A Proposed Tool for Data Driven Decisions in Schools

    SBC: EMPIRICAL EDUCATION INC            Topic: N/A

    Empirical Education Inc proposes to extend our analytical tool, MeasureResults¿, to include features that support school level experiments. MeasureResults allows practitioners to question the effectiveness of instructional and professional development products and to obtain answers using research and statistical techniques common in rigorous educational research such as described in Shadish, Cook ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  7. Teacher Friendly Individualizing Student Instruction Software

    SBC: Rubicon Partners, LLP            Topic: N/A

    This proposal addresses critical technical questions to enable full integration of a successful intervention into school practice and broader commercialization. The ISI intervention utilizes Assessment to instruction software, the underlying research tool. Though, A2i has been shown to significantly improve students¿ reading outcomes within the classroom, it is a research tool and the implement ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. Pocket Email: Signing Science Pictionary for Young Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates a prototype signing Science Pictionary (SSP) for bothpersonal computer and handheld applications. The mobile version of the dictionary provides mobilityand independence that leads to opportunity-based learning in classrooms, on field trips, or whilereading a book anytime, anywhere.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  9. Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops software for hand held devices for use in elementary and secondarygrades. During Phase I of this project, Vcom3D developed and tested a prototype Mobile LanguageReference for students in the middle grades that included American Sign Language and Signed Englishdefinitions selected from the Signing Science Dictionary, developed by TERC and Vcom3D, aswell as explanations of mult ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  10. Monitoring the Effects of Nanoparticles on Human Health Using an Inexpensive Fathead Minnow Microarray

    SBC: EcoArray, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The use of nanoparticles has increased in manufacturing, industry, and commercial products over the past two decades. As a result, governmental agencies, industry, and academia worldwide have formed advisory groups to evaluate exposure and toxicity issues surrounding the potential adverse effects of nanomaterials on human health. However, assessing the potential effects of nanoparticles on human h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency

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