Parametric Studio Inc. is an Ed-Tech company specializing in engineering-centric and project-based STEM games, software, kits and curricula for PreK-12+. Our team has a collective 50+ years of experience in engineering education and a long background developing powerful engineering tools for R&D for use in academia, by government agencies, and in industry. We have leveraged our design software, passion for education, and expertise to provide novel STEM solutions for PreK-12+ students, parents, and educators.
We are a team of engineers, educators, artists, gamers, and makers that believe in the importance of STEM education, and the power of gaming, engineering design, and project-based learning to catalyze STEM learning and educate the next generation of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Parametric combines real tools with approachable interfaces, gaming, educational content, and hands on prototyping to create novel STEM solutions for the classroom, camps, or for home. The company’s first products for K-12 space DESCARTES (Grades 3-6), EDISON (Grades 6-9), and DAVinCI (Grades 9-12+) are standards-based tools that allow users to design, analyze, simulate, and prototype/3-D print projects including gliders, boats, submersibles, bridges, RC cars, rockets, and more. Unlike typical educational sims and games in the market our analysis and simulation engine are based on real physics and capable computational engineering tools. In the last two years the company has received a $100,000 Demo Fund award through Iowa Economic Development Authority, and over $2,000,000 in SBIR funding from the US Dept. of Education and National Science Foundation. The company is also closely working with several informal youth organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, and 4-H to develop and deliver custom STEM solutions for youth nationwide. For more news and details about the products visit the product website www.parametricstudioinc.com.
Parametric Studios was a member of the ISU Startup Factory Cohort 1.
Chris Whitmer, CTO
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Ames, IA 50010