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Happy Atoms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: edies14c0041
Agency Tracking Number: edies14c0041
Amount: $149,681.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-31
Small Business Information
2313 E Carson St Ste 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-
United States
DUNS: 166975396
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Schell
 (202) 208-1983
Business Contact
 Jesse  Schell
Research Institution

The project team is developing a prototype of Happy Atoms, a game to support middle school students in learning about the composition of molecules. Happy Atoms will include physical manipulative balls with embedded magnets wirelessly connected to a tablet application (app) to recognize whether or not the created molecule exists and explain why or why not. The app will also include teacher resources including instructional videos and curriculum suggestions in order to better integrate the use of the product into classrooms. In the Phase I pilot research, the project team will examine whether the hardware and software prototypes function as planned, teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment, and students are engaged with the prototype.

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