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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. Expanding Tyto Online: Earth & Space Science Quests & Sandbox for Middle School

    SBC: Immersed Games, Inc.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In prior research and development, the developers created Tyto Online, an online multiplayer sandbox game where middle school students engage in quests to apply life science learning. This project will extend the game by developing a prototype for the Earth and Space science domain, with a prototype including quests for the Climate and Weather topic aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NG ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Capacitive removal of PFOA and PFOS from Drinking Water

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 17NCER1A

    Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) have been used commercially since the 1940’s due to their high level of chemical stability, almost frictionless surface or waterproofing characteristics. Elevated levels of PFCs have been linked to cancer and other health problems including reproductive and developmental risks. PFOA and PFOS are amongst the most prevalent of the PFCs with low l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Novel Remediation Technique for PFAS contaminated Soil and Sediment

    SBC: QMetry Corporation            Topic: 17NCER3A

    Both chemicals Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) are very persistent, toxic, and bio-accumulate in the environment and human body. PFAS can end up in soil from multiple sources, often mixed with other pollutants. Because of their unique lipid- and water-repellent characteristics, PFOS and PFOA are used as surface-active agents in various high-temperature applicatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  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. Why Go It Alone? The Use of Public Resources to Enhance Computer Accessibility for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

    SBC: Life Technologies            Topic: N/A

    Individuals with cognitive disabilities represent one of the fastest growing disability groups in the U. S. The potential for computer technology to increase social integration for this population is well-documented. However, cognitive and financial barriers frequently preclude the acquisition and maintenance of personal computer hardware, software programs, and Internet service. The Personal Ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  7. Why Go It Alone The Use of Public Resources to Enhance Computer Accessibility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: Life Technologies            Topic: N/A

    The Personal Access Computer Key a modified Universal Serial Bus designed to accommodate adaptive software capable of being launched on publicly accessible updated computers

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  8. My Scrivener Innovative Technology to Enhance Fine Motor Function

    SBC: Obslap Inc            Topic: N/A

    A prototype special education intervention called My Scrivener based on emerging research demonstrating that computer assisted motion training can stimulate the growth of neural connections.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  9. The Virtual STARR Classroom Simulator

    SBC: Simoysis            Topic: N/A

    The proposed Virtual STAR Classroom Simulator is an immersive virtual environment where teachers can hone their classroom management skills with virtual children providing a more ethical approach that does not sacrifice a real student’s education. The simulator is scalable for classroom, home and laboratory use. The product captures, simulates and analyzes classroom behavior to provide a realis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  10. Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The project is developing and evaluating a proof-of concept American Sign Language and Signed English dictionary for held hand computer and media player devices. The dictionary includes signed animations of English terms that can be difficult for learners who are deaf to master including: idioms, scientific terms, and multi-sense words. Based on Vcom3D signing software, the Mobile Language Refere ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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