SBIR Phase I:Class on a Chip

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1014222
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-609
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
1014222
Solicitation Topic Code:
EA
Small Business Information
Class on a Chip
3601 100th St, Lubbock, TX, 79423
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
830598137
Principal Investigator
 Gabriel Ramirez
 PhD
 (806) 438-0510
 Gabriel.G.Ramirez@ttu.edu
Business Contact
 Gabriel Ramirez
Title: PhD
Phone: (806) 438-0510
Email: Gabriel.G.Ramirez@ttu.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Class on a Chip project aims to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for a broad range of students through the innovative application of micro-devices that are used to teach fundamental physics and engineering principles as well as micro- and nano-technology concepts. An array of individually computer controllable micro-devices on a chip is the centerpiece of the system, will allow numerous laboratory experiments and demonstrations to be carried out under a microscope. This Class on a Chip project gives professors, teachers and students access to the micro and nano world at a relatively low cost. By providing teachers with hardware, software and supporting curriculum, this framework will impact hundreds and thousands of students by allowing them to become immersed in essential scientific and engineering concepts, thus propelling a larger fraction of students towards scientific careers in the STEM fields. Universities with and without substantial micro-device initiatives and resources will also benefit for this accessible technology.

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