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SuperChem VR: The Immersive Reality Chemistry Game

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: edIES17C0035
Agency Tracking Number: edIES17C0035
Amount: $897,953.75
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: edIES17R0006
Solicitation Number: edIES17R0006
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-30
Small Business Information
220 W. Statin Square Drive Suite 200, Pittsburgh , PA, 15219
DUNS: 166975396
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Schell
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 Jesse Schell
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution
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 science to solve problems. VR will enhance students' chemistry experience by providing instant cleanup, access to infinite resources, and observations at exponentially larger and smaller scales while simulating accurate physical actions in a safe environment. In the game component of the intervention, students will participate in an outer-space adventure that takes place on a derelict spaceship requiring players to use chemistry to survive until they can be rescued. SuperChem VR will be used in the classroom by teachers as a demonstration tool, will provide implementation supports, and will provide teachers with reports on student performance.

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