Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Words and Numbers
2050 Rockrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Words & Numbers, a small business located in Baltimore, MD, proposes to publicize research conducted at the DHS Centers of Excellence while improving K through 12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the United States, through the development, publication, and distribution of a highly engaging, gradeappropriate program of videos, magazines, and an accompanying Web site. This initiative is designed to meet the following activities and objectives, with the ultimate anticipated benefit of increasing the number of people in the U.S. entering careers in STEM, and supporting Recommendation A of the National Academies report. The proposed program is targeted at the highrisk and general middle school population, and has nationwide commercial application. Words & Numbers intends to partner with major educational publishers and distributors in order to make the program both an educational and a financial success.