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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. SuperChem VR: The Immersive Reality Chemistry Game

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    SuperChemVR is a room-scale VR lab and learning game for high school chemistry students. While wearing a VR headset, students will be immersed in a simulated chemistry 3D-environment where they will be challenged to acquire basic lab and safety skills. Through actual, accurate measurement and experimentation, students will improve their understanding of chemistry practices as they learn using scie ...

    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. 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
  4. Determining Students' Academic Engagement while Completing Learning Activities and Assessments

    SBC: Tutorgen, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of D-TECH, a system to determine students' level of academic engagement while completing computer-based learning activities and assessments. The prototype will integrate within existing third party computer-based programs (e.g., online courseware, educational games, simulations, intelligent tutors) and will consist of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small homes- Integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation

    SBC: ASAT, INC.            Topic: 15NCER02

    _x000D_Currently available biomass heating/cooking stoves in Asia and in the USA do not efficiently cook food or heat houses while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution, resulting in respiratory illnesses and premature death. ASAT specializes in the development and manufacturing of clean burning biomass stoves. In SBIR Phase I, ASAT developed a low emission, fuel efficient Integrated Heat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Novel Hempstead Oil-Based Bio-epoxy for the Manufacturing of Sporting Goods

    SBC: Zila Works LLC            Topic: 16NCER2A

    Epoxy resins are typically created using bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting chemical. In addition, over 90% of plastics are derived from virgin fossil feedstocks, equivalent to ~ 6% of global oil consumption. This project proposes to develop an innovative bio-epoxy resin based on the fatty acids of hempseed oil. This approach is to dismantle (by hydrolysis) the triglyceride structure and r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Technology enhanced science education.

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is a troubling decline in the number of US citizens training to become scientists and engineers. There are insufficient numbers of qualified science teachers in the middle schools, where interest in science must be kindled. Technology enhanced learning environments (TELEs), which could improve science education, are not being widely deployed. This Phase I project will customize a TELE to a) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  8. Technology enhanced science education

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is a troubling decline in the number of US citizens training to become scientists and engineers. There are insufficient numbers of qualified science teachers in the middle schools, where interest in science must be kindled. Technology enhanced learning environments (TELEs), which could improve science education, are not being widely deployed. This Phase I project will customize a TELE to a) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  9. Prototype software application

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Avencia will develop a prototype software application based on a user interface design. The software will be designed for the market as a cost effective yet sophisticated data access and analysis tool, and will form the basis of the educational data management tool. Phase I calls for the development of the open source version of the functional prototype which will assess the financial viability of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  10. A virtual launchpad for learning at higher speeds

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

    The overall goal is to develop a Virtual Learning LaunchPad prototype and to compare the learning by students viewing this prototype with a traditional video lecture. The Virtual Learning LaunchPad will merge six delivery methods to greatly compress delivery time of a complex concept in reproductive science. The technologies incorporated will be: 3-dimensional anatomical reconstructions, step-an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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