Parametric Studio (ISU Startup Factory Cohort 1 member) has received a Phase II SBIR Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bring AR, computer science and STEM to students, the startup announced in a recent blog post.
The grant will support the technological development of Parametric Studio’s new augmented reality-based STEM education tool NEWTON-AR. The $900,000 grant will fund Parametric Studio’s efforts to develop, implement, test, and deploy NEWTON-AR to K-3 classrooms around the country.
With NEWTON-AR we are bringing a whole new level of interactivity and engagement to STEM learning, this award is going to help us make the product truly awesome, and reach and inspire a lot of students. — Parametric Studio Founder and CTO Chris Whitmer
The award follows a $200,000 Phase I award the startup received last year to develop a proof of concept prototype for NEWTON-AR and test it in the classroom. The follow-on award will enable Parametric Studio to refine its product and expand its reach to new users.