CONSTRUKTS Inc. Receives Competitive Grant from National

WILMINGTON, NC, September 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CONSTRUKTS Inc. received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) for $ 256,000 (Price # 2110698) carry out research and development (R&D) work on an EdTech platform in order to strengthen the spatial thinking skills and mathematical skills of middle and high school students. Fifteen-year-old American students tested below the world average in the 2018 OECD PISA assessment in their ability to interpret, recognize and, without direct instructions, understand how a real-world situation can be represented mathematically. CONSTRUKTS combines hands-on learning and learning with computers to close this achievement gap.

The CONSTRUKTS EdTech platform is based on learner-centered research. CONSTRUKTS integrates a support program, creative problem solving, spatial thinking, fine motor dexterity and knowledge transfer in real world situations. To achieve these goals, the CONSTRUKTS EdTech platform integrates Internet of Things (IoT), Mixed Reality (XR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative and impactful ideas in all markets and fields of science and engineering,” said Andrea Belz , Division Director of the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any startup or small high-tech company can guide basic science to meaningful solutions that meet huge needs. “

“We are honored that CONSTRUKTS, Inc. is one of the companies selected by the National Science Foundation to develop a product based on a blend of interdisciplinary research including design, human-centered computing, engineering and science. learning, ”said Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D., CEO of CONSTRUKTS, Inc.“ This round of funding, in addition to previous funding from the National Science Foundation’s CreativeIT and Cyber-Manufacturing programs, will support the pilot launch of the CONSTRUKTS platform for formal and informal learning. environments. ”CONSTRUKTS, Inc. partners include the Highway1 Hardware Starter Incubator (an international PCH company), the Microsoft HoloLens for Academic Research initiative, and Wolfram Research.

Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D., CEO, CONSTRUKTS, Inc., is a former National Science Foundation Program Director in Human-Centered Computing. She led the CreativeIT program which funded STEM research integrating the arts and humanities. She was a member of the National Academies of Sciences study committee “The Integration of Humanities and Arts with Science, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education”. As an academic, she has developed programs linking the arts, design and human-centered computing. Pamela’s early career experiences in design research at IBM and SRI International continue to influence her work.

About CONSTRUKTS, Inc. – trigger the aha! training
CONSTRUKTS, Inc. aims to prepare a diversity of learners to become future innovators by emphasizing creativity as a catalyst for inquiry and discovery. CONSTRUKTS, Inc. is a consumer electronics company that develops EdTech applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), Mixed Reality (XR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). CONSTRUKTS, Inc. is a Delaware corporation.

Contact Person: Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D., [email protected] | www.construkts.com

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