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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. Story Mode for Teaching Cross-Curricular Coding Projects

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990019R0012

    In previous R&D, the developers created codeSpark Academy, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach coding skills to students ages 5 to 9 years old. codeSpark Academy is in widespread use in and out of schools around the world. In this project, the developers will expand storytelling creative tools within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Greener Plastics with High Heat Tolerance for Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 18NCERP2

    Advances in materials and automation are rapidly reshaping the American manufacturing economy, and must be embraced to sustain a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. Additive manufacturing is possibly the fastest growing example of this trend, growing at an astonishing compound annual growth rate of 25.7%. The plastic materials market for additive manufacturing, valued at $700M in 202 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Renewable Bioplastics Production

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 18NCERP2

    Current petroleum-derived-plastics contain additives such as phthalates or bisphenolA that are harmful to human health and the environment. Thus, it’s critical to replace such toxic non-biodegradable plastics with biodegradable bioplastics. To meet bioplastics production need, Altex, and Texas A&M University (TAMU) have teamed up to utilize renewable biomass, such as forest residue, agricultural ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. PFAS Analyzer- A fieldable device for the broad-spectrum analysis of PFAS in water, soil, and sediments

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: 18NCERP2

    Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in food packaging, as coatings for cloth (e.g. Scotchgard), firefighting foams, electronics, and industrial and automotive components. Being perfluorinated species, they are engineered to breakdown slowly (half-life >92 years in water), and thus persist for very long times. Their high water-solubility makes them especially dangerous, and much like perchlo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Multimodal Bilingual Platform and Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners

    SBC: StoryWorld International Corporation            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: In prior research and development, the project team developed Storyworld, a web-based activity with mini-games to support English Learners (EL) in language acquisition. In this project, the team will fully develop and test a formative assessment dashboard that provides teachers with insights into EL student's progress as they use Storyworld. ELs are the fastest-growing student population ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. A Novel Platform for High-Quality Formative Assessment in Mathematics

    SBC: Simbulus, Inc.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Woot Math Polls, a formative assessment dashboard that converts student math work into data-driven insights to inform teacher instruction and student learning in middle and high school algebra classrooms. Research has marked a decline in math achievement around the time students take algebra in middle school. Technological innovations that pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. CloudLab Software for Hands-On Science Learning

    SBC: MYRIAD SENSORS, INC.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: The project team will fully develop and test CloudLab, a web-based dashboard to present scientific data captured by sensors during experiments. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize the actual doing of STEM so that students can apply learning to the real world. However, students often have difficulty collecting, measuring, and applying data from inquiry activities to furt ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. A GREEN AND UNIQUE THERMOSETTING-THERMOPLASTIC POLYCARBONATE

    SBC: INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 16NCER2B

    Of the 300 million tons of plastic produced per year most will require 500 years to biodegrade. Currently only 9% is recycled, and 50 million tons of thermoset plastic produced annually that can't be recycled. _x000D_ _x000D_ This project will develop a sustainable and easily biodegradable polycarbonate plastic that is uniquely a recyclable thermoset resin. We call it a thermosetting thermoplastic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Tamper Resistant/Anti-Counterfeit Package Labeling

    SBC: Dimensional Defense Corporation            Topic: DLA163003

    A newly developed technology and process applied to sealing packages provides enhanced features in authenticating commodities where anti-counterfeiting and anti-tampering security may be required. This novel sealing method used in conjunction with a unique software-based scan tool each afford unprecedented screening capabilities of multiple packages at vastly increased distance. This technology an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  10. Tamper Resistant/Anti-Counterfeit Package Labeling

    SBC: H NU PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: DLA163003

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) top priority is warfighter support, and the DLA is firmly committed to a robust counterfeit mitigation strategy that protects our warfighters and the vital missions they perform.HNu Photonics, LLC (HNu) Color Holographic Quick Response (CHQR, pronounced Checker) technology combines RGB 3-layer QR codes with holographic imaging technology, and is as robust as DNA ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
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