Parametric Studio Inc. awarded $738,000 grant


Ames-based Parametric Studio Inc. has received $738,000 in grant money from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research fund.

This NSF SBIR grant will help Parametric Studio, Inc. commercialize its technology. The company is developing its EDISON software, which is designed to provide a collaborative environment for students to formulate and solve problems, simulate and export designs for creation.

Parametric Studio Inc., founded in 2016, specializes in engineering-centric and project-based STEM games, software, kits and curricula for K-12. Parametric Studio Inc.’s team combines tools and interfaces, gaming, educational content, and hands-on prototyping to create novel STEM solutions for the classroom, camps, and after-school. The tools are designed to improve student STEM outcomes and engage STEM students early in their education.

The company was previously awarded a US Department of Education grant of $900,000 in May 2017.

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