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Grants for UGA start-up - Around the Arch
December 2013 Issue
Two federal grants totaling $1.95 million will provide jobs and research support for a growing UGA startup company that aims to change the way science is taught in classrooms. Funding totaling $1.8 million from a National Institutes of Health grant will be used to create new software-based case studies, apps and iBooks to teach important concepts related to how nerve cells function. Students also will learn how these functions can be affected by various diseases. A second grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the development of a Web portal for teachers and students. The portal will be designed to help teachers analyze students’ problem-solving skills. Together, the grants will provide eight technology jobs for the next three years, says Tom Robertson, an associate professor of physiology and pharmacology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, who is the CEO of startup company IS3D LLC. IS3D was founded in 2010 by eight UGA faculty and staff members who share the philosophy …
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