UGA startup wins award


A company formed by a team of UGA researchers received the Startup of the Year for 2013 Award presented by Four Athens, a local organization formed to discover startup companies and build community.

The startup, IS3D LLC, creators of interactive software to teach scientific principles to students in grades K-12, was founded in 2010 by eight UGA faculty and staff members who shared a dream of improving science comprehension and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Through partnerships with more than a dozen school districts, IS3D’s team of artists, designers and programmers has developed a robust catalog of products based on student and teacher feedback, and the software has made many students excited about science for the first time.

Members of the greater Athens community submitted nominations for the inaugural award, which was presented during Four Athens’ open house in January.

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