NSF STTR Grant awarded to Associate Professor Jessica Bayliss

Jessica Bayliss recently received an award from BioDrill Technical Solutions (as part of an NSF STTR program) for her project titled SIMAD (Simulated Anaerobic Digester): An Educational STEM Game. This award provides approximately $100K to support activities including:

  1. Overseeing RIT game design and development student hires.
  2. Coordinating with art asset hires for the game's development.
  3. Consulting on the design, development, and troubleshooting for a web-based educational game showcasing anaerobic digestion.
  4. Iteration of the game in response to testing done by BioDrill.

NSF STTR programs are designed to “incentivize and enable startups and small businesses to undertake R&D with high technical risk and high commercial reward,” according to the NSF’s website.