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Using Multiplayer VR to Advance Earth Science STEM Learning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990019C0025
Agency Tracking Number: 91990019C0025
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990019R0011
Solicitation Number: 91990019R0011
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-24
Small Business Information
3203 Beverley Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
United States
DUNS: 079621048
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jessica Ochoa
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 Jessica Ochoa
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution

the team will develop a prototype of a multi-player virtual reality (VR) game where middle school students collaborate in observing complex earth science phenomena, such as exploring the ozone. The prototype will include one VR module which presents interactive content and a website portal where students analyze data and keep a personalized digital science journal. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study of six middle school science classrooms with 120 students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether students are able to collaboratively participate in the VR environment, whether students can analyze data through the website portal, and whether the prototype increases student content knowledge from pre to post-study in earth science topics aligned to the experience.

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