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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Project NumberShire: A Game-Based Integrated Learning and Assessment System to Target Whole Number Concepts

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research points to several features of technology-based math games that may be important for supporting the learning needs of students with or at-risk for disabilities. These include games that engage students in highly motivating narratives, provide focused foundational knowledge and scaffolding of learning whole numbers concepts, and provide performance monitoring capabilities. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  4. HealthChecker: Development of an Accessible Web-Based Application for Self-Assessment of Personal Health and Wellness by Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops and evaluates HealthChecker, a web-based application. The design employs a cognitively accessible graphic user interface to lead an individual with cognitive disabilities through a daily self-assessment routine, querying the presence or absence of symptoms such as physical pain or discomfort. Simple self-care options are presented based on user input. HealthChecker is evaluat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  5. Mobile Signing Math Dictionaries with Mouth Morphemes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    Building on previous collaborations, Vcom3D and TERC develop and evaluate a Mobile Signing Math Pictionary (MSMP) that provides American Sign Language and Signed English definitions with human voice narration/lip-sync technology for Apple’s iPod Touch/iPad. Deaf and hard of hearing students lag behind their hearing counterparts not only in literacy subjects, but also in science, technology, engi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  7. LifeWorks: Development of an a Web-Based Life Management Application for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Caregivers.

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project develops a prototype of a web-based self-management application for individuals with cognitive disabilities and those who support them. The application uses a database of an individual’s life and needs to provide relevant, actionable, and accessible data to the consumer, family members, and/or support staff. Features include cognitively accessible interface, push notifications for c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  8. Evaluation of the 100% Recyclability of Superpave Hot Mix Asphalt

    SBC: HIP Paving, LLC            Topic: A

    "At 2.7 million miles of paved roads, the United States has the largest network of roads in the world. The mainstream approach to pavement rehabilitation has been to mill the deteriorated asphalt and replace with new asphalt mix. The hot in-place pavement recycling process has the potential of replacing the milling and resurfacing process with substantial financial and environmental savings. Ho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Development of a Fermentation Compatible Xylose Isomerase

    SBC: Trillium Fiber Fuels, Inc.            Topic: H

    "Cellulosic ethanol is a desirable transportation fuel for environmental and economic reasons. One of the issues limiting the commercialization is the utilization of xylose which is not fermented to ethanol by conventional brewing yeasts. Trillium Fiber Fuels is pioneering the use of xylos isomerase to convert xylose to fermentable xylulose. While this can be accomplished with existing industri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Quantum Dot/Aptamer Real-Time Flow Sensor

    SBC: Smart Polymers Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The Phase II project will be dedicated to the design, creation and full-scale testing of a functional multi­-specific sensor prototype for real-time environmental water monitoring. The sensor will be miniature, portable, robust, easy-to-use and completely field-deployable. The utilized competitive displacement detection scheme guarantees high specificity as was shown in Phase I, while bright fluo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency

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